Weekend Ultrasound Technologist

St Luke's University Health Network Allentown, PA
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Weekend Registered Ultrasound Technician performs ultrasound patient examinations based on approved ultrasound department protocols and procedures.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Is knowledgeable and competent in department scan protocols. Completes a minimum of (2) peer reviews on an annual basis according to Network Managers request and study required for review.

* Reviews and prepares the daily schedule with the Ultrasound Manager or Patient Care Coordinator at the beginning of each shift. Gathers all patient Radiology file folders, reports and impression sheets for the day's schedule. Responsible for pulling Radiology file folders as needed throughout the day. Observes file room protocols for film sign out and return, and film jacket set-ups.

* Ultrasound rooms are restocked on a daily basis at the end of the shift with laundry, SPD and storeroom supplies. At the end of each study room should be cleaned and ready for the next patient. Equipment is cleaned regularly with documentation of a minimum of 12 equipment cleanings per year.

* Completes yearly-required competency assessments as set by the Ultrasound Manager.

* Demonstrates competency in the use of RIS/HIS and telephone systems appropriate for their job responsibilities.

* Assist the Interventional Nurse and Radiologist in preparing for invasive procedures, by setting up trays using sterile techniques, gathering necessary supplies, assisting during procedures and clean up using Universal Precautions and proper sharps disposal. Transports any laboratory samples to the lab following the procedures.

* Possesses knowledge of insurance codes, Radiology procedure code sheets, patient charts and required paperwork needed for all procedures and department requirements.

* Must have knowledge of handling, disposal and clean up of spills of all HAZ-MAT materials in the Ultrasound Department, including the most commonly used substances, glutaraldehyde and formalin. All policy guidelines for spills and disposal of HAZ-MAT materials will be followed.

* Accurately adheres to downtime procedures to assure appropriate information is available resulting in excellent continuity of patient care.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Frequent use of fingers and hands in operating equipment and for paperwork. Standing and walking for up to 7 hours per day in 60 minute increments. Sitting for up to 1 hour per day in 15 minute increments. Pushing, pulling and lifting patients and litters up to 300 pounds with assistance. Lifting and moving objects up to 40 pounds. Must be able to do frequent bends, stoops and crouches. Must be able to reach above shoulder level. Must be able to hear and see as it relates to normal hearing and vision.

EDUCATION:

High school graduate or equivalent. Graduate of an approved Radiology Technology Program and/or Ultrasound Program.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of one year hospital experience, Radiology Department experience helpful and a minimum of two years of Ultrasound scanning experience in the area of abdominal, OB-GYN, small parts and some experience in vascular sonography.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.