Ultrasound Technologist



DEPARTMENT: Radiology

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Manager, Ultrasound

TITLES SUPERVISED: None

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTE's DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To function as an imaging technologist in the field of Ultrasound imaging. To facilitate and coordinate patient care delivery and effective communication within the medical center dedicated to the care of infants, children, adolescents and those with childhood conditions. Work closely with team members of the Radiology Department and other collaborating departments throughout the hospital and outpatient sites.

Responsibilities
·Patient Care - Procedures and Exams
Prepare patients, parents, and/or families for procedures/examinations physically and/or psychologically. Conduct procedures/examinations following protocol/guidelines as directed. May obtain, review, bring together, and/or facilitate the exchange of patient information.
·Collaboration
Work collaboratively/cooperatively with others to achieve goals. Proactively adjust one's style and/or efforts to complement those of others. Develop positive working relationships with peers/colleagues. Share knowledge and/or provide support for team members. Contribute to and promote a positive and professional work environment/atmosphere. May serve as a liaison within the division or organization.
·Communication
Communicate with patients, families and employees in courteous manner. Respond promptly to requests by patients, families and employees. May provide information concerning patients that are admitted, referred, transferred, or discharged. Provide emotional support to families as needed.
·Compliance
Assist in the maintenance, oversight, and/or management of compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, such as JCAHO, HIPAA, and/or other accreditation standards. May participate in activities related to organizational, regulatory, and governmental compliance.
·Customer Service
Act as a customer advocate and strive to better meet the needs of, and to support, patients and/or families. Utilize a customer focus to complete assignments and/or interact with customers in a courteous, attentive and conscientious manner. Respond quickly to parent requests and concerns. Provide appropriate education/information to patients and/or families.
·Professional Development
Maintain currency in the field, including maintenance of any necessary licensure/certification, through continuing education, conferences, meetings, in-services, networking, literature, and/or seminars. Attend all mandatory CCHMC training sessions. Implement obtained knowledge/skills into one's own work, the department, and/or the organization. Assume responsibility for one's own professional growth and development. May participate in internal/external professional committees, agencies, councils, and/or activities.
·Process Improvement
Identify, lead, and direct process/quality improvement/assurance activities. Measure and present results of improvement efforts and ongoing performance measures of processes. In collaboration with appropriate individuals, develop strategic plans for improvement. May manage activities such as training and audits which support process improvement initiatives/activities. May participate on process improvement team(s).
·Serve as a Resource
Demonstrate advanced competence in specific knowledge, skills and behaviors. Effectively communicate with team members and contribute to their growth by sharing knowledge, experience, and skills; stay abreast of changes in key systems; serve as an expert resource to the department, and/or hospital in specific area(s).
·Safety
Adhere to established safety programs within the department/division. Evaluate procedures, facilities and equipment to identify unsafe conditions that need improvement. Ensure safety concerns are reported appropriately.

Skills & Competencies
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Informal Leadership
Ability to informally lead and direct the work of others
·Computer Proficiency
Proficiency in basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), e-mail, and internet
·Initiative
Challenging the status quo and seizing opportunities to enhance work processes and outcomes; voluntarily seeking new or extra responsibilities and challenges; going beyond what is expected; proactively delving into work without hesitation
·Communication
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
·Radiologic
Possess knowledge of specific radiology modality procedures and their application to the pediatric population and continuing throughout the lifespan.
·Professionalism
Presents a professional demeanor in challenging situations. Excellent organization, analytical and prioritization skills. Ability to work independently.
·Physical stamina
Physical ability and stamina sufficient to perform bending, standing and moderate lifting.

Required:
·Graduate of Ultrasound Accredited Program OR equivalent
·Licensed by the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography) OR eligible and registered within 1 year of graduation for new grads
·Exceeds all CEU requirements per licensing agencies and hospital guidelines

Preferred:
·Member of a related professional organization (i.e., SDMS, AIUM or State professional society)
·ARDMS Pediatric Sonography Certification
·3 years of pediatric imaging experience