University of South Alabama Ultrasonographer II in Mobile, Alabama
Ultrasound CW, AL
USA Children's & Women's Hospital
The University of South Alabama Health System helps people lead longer, better lives through its excellence in education, research and medical care. With more than 3,600 employees, USA's health network includes USA Medical Center, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA Physicians Group and the USA College of Medicine. Each year, our team of 180 physicians, 240 residents and fellows, 70 advanced practitioners and 800 nurses handle some 185,000 clinic visits and 350,000 outpatient procedures. The USA Health System delivers 2,800 babies a year, more than any other regional hospital, and treats patients through some 60,000 emergency room visits annually.
In addition to advanced and innovative patient care offered at University hospitals and clinics, USA's medical education programs provide first-class training experiences for the next generation of physicians and scientists. The USA Health System delivers excellence in care while improving the quality of life for residents across the Gulf Coast.
The USA Health System is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.
Abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; demonstrates CPR according to American Heart Association standards; performs two-dimensional ultrasonic recordings and Doppler flow analyses of abdominal/pelvic/organs/vasculature and small parts to include thyroid, soft tissues of the head and neck and scrotum; utilizes endocavitary transducers to image female pelvic organs and the prostate and surrounding areas as requested; maintains log of exams performed; maintains records of service calls for equipment; keys patient information into computer on equipment and adjusts equipment to obtain images; prints images following prescribed protocols; moves transducer by hand over appropriate areas, according to exam requested; observes ultrasound display screen and listens to Doppler signals to acquire data for measurement of blood flow velocities; assists patient(s) in/on ultrasound table from wheelchair/stretcher; positions patient based on established standards of ultrasound imaging; uses both hands, wrists and shoulders to select buttons and switches, twists knobs to optimize images, pulls/pushes, bends/stoops routinely; views sonograms including color distinctions; performs other ultrasound procedures to include intra-and extra-cranial vasculature, and peripheral vasculature; moves equipment weighing up to 800 pounds on wheels to patient care areas; participates in departmental quality monitoring and statistical information as assigned; cleans and monitors equipment and reports problems/failures to supervisor; obtains and records accurate patient history; performs diagnostic procedures and obtains diagnostic images; analyzes technical data; uses independent judgment in recognizing the need to extend the scope of the procedure according to the diagnostic findings; provides an oral or written summary of the technical findings to the physician for medical diagnosis; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone and other message systems; responds to overhead pages; responds to electronic message system while on duty; accesses HIS and RIS utilizing a PC; maintains accurate and complete records by utilizing the correct documentation tools and procedures, completing all required exam information in RMS to include QC data and ensuring that all exams are charged appropriately in the HIS; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; performs cleaning, inventory control, stocking of equipment and supplies; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Neonate, Infant-Toddler/Preschool, School Age/Adolescent, Reproductive Age, Post/Peri Menopausal; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.
High school diploma or equivalent and four years allied health or patient care experience, two of which must have been full-time ultrasound experience; or completion of an allied health degree or two year training program from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama and one year full-time ultrasound experience; or completion of an approved ultrasound training program. RDMS or RVT registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or RVS registered with the Cardiac Credentialing International.
Working Days and Hours
Days and hours as needed