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Ultrasound Technician

Company: Austin Regional Clinic/MediView
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

*Sign on bonus eligible - Does NOT work nights, weekends, or on call* *Full time (M-F 8-5) and PRN schedules available* ABOUT AUSTIN REGIONAL CLINIC Austin Regional Clinic has been voted a top Central Texas employer by our employees for over 17 years! We are one of central Texas' largest professional medical groups with 25+ locations and we are continuing to grow. We offer the following benefits to eligible team members: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, PTO, 401(k), EAP, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Child Care Assistance, Health & Fitness, Sick Child Care Assistance, Development and more. PURPOSE Provides diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The scope of practice of the Ultrasound Technologist includes those procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience, has demonstrated competency and has completed appropriate ARDMS certification, which is the standard of practice in ultrasound. Carries out all duties while maintaining compliance and confidentiality and promoting the mission and philosophy of the organization. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Responsible for performing echocardiographic sonography, cardiovascular ultrasound studies, including stress echocardiogram, echocardiograms, carotid ultrasound imaging, vascular, abdomen, arterial and venous studies for physician review in a timely manner. Prepares patients for exam by explaining procedure, transferring patient to ultrasound table, scrubbing skin and applying gel, and position patient properly. Ensures images produced by ultrasound machine are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes while making adjustments to machine as required. Responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of patient care. Assumes responsibility for patient testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance. Performs procedures according to physician's orders in the patient's chart. Calibrates and maintains equipment and orders supplies when needed Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within field. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Provides precise documentation on all recorded ultrasound procedures. Uses independent judgment during the exam to accurately differentiate between normal and abnormal findings. Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the technician's care. Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems. Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating referral offices, hospitals, or commercial agencies. Adheres to all company policies, including but not limited to, OSHA, HIPAA, compliance and Code of Conduct. Regular and dependable attendance. Follows the core competencies set forth by the Company, which are available for review on CMSweb. QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience Required: High school diploma or GED and two-year associate's degree. One (1) or more years of experience in performing adult echocardiogram and stress echocardiogram, carotid ultrasound imaging, and arterial and venous studies. Preferred: Registered Cardiac Sonographer, Registered Vascular Specialist Experience leading or involved in obtaining ICAEL accreditation a plus. Certificate/License Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) with Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) required. Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) within 60 days of hire required. Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty as appropriate. Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) preferred. Work Schedule: Full time (Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm( or PRN (as needed between Monday-Friday 8-5) schedules available. *Does NOT work nights, weekends, or on call* Location : Northwest Hills Specialty clinic location, possible South Austin travel required. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Austin Regional Clinic/MediView, Austin , Ultrasound Technician, Professions , Austin, Texas

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