Mercy Health (Multiple Locations) Per Diem Ultrasound Technologist I in Saint Louis, Missouri
We're a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. We don't believe in jobs at Company , we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. At Company , you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow. Overview: Provide diagnostic sonograms for interpretation by radiologist. Assist radiologist in the performance of procedures and provide the patient care essential to ultrasound interventional guided procedures. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Company Service Standards. Responsibilities: Safety/Risk Management: a. Locates and properly operates oxygen, suction, blood pressure and other essential patient care equipment. b. Consistently observes patients before, during and after procedures. Makes and uses appropriate immobilization devices. c. Appropriately transfers patients to/from stretchers, wheelchairs and on/off procedure table, giving care to IVs and other appliances. d. Safely operates all equipment and immediately reports malfunctions. Locates all emergency switches. Demonstrates understanding of emergency procedures and radiation safety. e. Assures that all data entered/ retrieved from physicians orders and/or computer system is accurate. Verifies accuracy prior to procedure. Coordination of Services: a. Reviews orders for diagnosis and prescriptions. Appropriately schedules patient and department resources for services. b. Performs all procedures according to protocol stated in procedure manual, unless directed otherwise by radiologist/physician. Presents completed procedure to radiologist/ physician for interpretation. c. Collaborates with staff members and physicians to assure delivery of optimal patient care at all times. Demonstrates ability to revise department schedule and staff assignments to meet patient and physician needs and maintain a smooth functioning department with limited rooms and equipment. d. Assumes responsibility for portions of quality improvement program. Understands all phases. Keeps all documentation current and available. Follows through with any problem areas. e. Assists in department orientation program as needed; assumes responsibility of training new staff. Assists staff members in keeping orientation program up to date. Contributes to development of educational needs of support staff and/or students. f. Evaluates diagnostic procedure for appropriateness, takes corrective measures if needed. Screens for previous procedures. Complex Aspects: a. Provides diagnostic sonograms with the ability to recognize structures visualized. b. Assists radiologist/physician in ultrasound interventional guided procedures along with providing essential patient care. c. Able to transmit images and troubleshoot teleradiology system. Verifies all images from Exam appear on Ultravisual. Primary Aspects: a. Greets patients by name; introduces self; provides patients with thorough Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply..EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/VeteransEmployer's Job# 766989Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.