Vascular Sonographer
Pinehurst Surgical
Pinehurst, NC US
Posted ago
Pinehurst Surgical

ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGIST             

Vascular Department

Full Time 40 hours per week, full benefits, bonus potential and 401k!

SUMMARY:

The Ultrasound Technologist is responsible for the daily operation of the ultrasound lab; performs diagnostic ultrasonic procedure requiring independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative; assists in research/teaching projects and assists physicians with guidance during invasive procedures, as directed.


Responsibilities

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Service: Maximize utilization of Vascular Ultrasound services

  • Preparing for diagnostic tests
  • Set up ultrasound machine for diagnostic test
  • Check for patient arrival in TouchWorks
  • Order exam in Order Management if needed
  • View patient chart for previous studies
  • Completing Vascubase Preliminary reports
  • Input appropriate charges ensuring medical necessity
  • Ensure appropriate follow up is scheduled prior to patient leaving
  • Fax patient information, orders and previous reports when necessary
  • Ensure physician needs are met to increase resource utilization
  • Query physicians about their needs
  • Educate physicians concerning services provided if needed
  • Ensure ICAVL protocols and standards are up to date for accreditation

Service: Ensure Customer Satisfaction

  • Performing diagnostic tests
  • Escort patient to Vascular Lab area
  • Explain procedure
  • Answer patient questions
  • Have patient undress appropriately for test
  • Correctly label and identify each patient’s studies in the PACS system
  • Perform appropriate ultrasound procedure
  • Perform patient appointment confirmation calls
  • Perform a variety of complex specialized tasks utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves to detect abnormalities and/follow studies
  • Assess need for additional exams
  • Notify ordering physician of positive exams with possible health threat before patient leaves the office
  • Ensure documentation is obtained
  • Provide superior service to ensure customer satisfaction to both patients and providers

People: Prepare and maintain exam room, supplies and equipment

  • Clean and maintain equipment and service
  • Maintain stock of supplies; order supplies when necessary
  • Order linens and maintain exam rooms in a neat and orderly manner
  • Ensure all imaging equipment is maintained and functioning properly and that software protocols are backed up routinely.
  • Keep up-to-date on state regulations for safety and equipment, including an up-to-date state regulation policy manual.
  • Maintain inventory control and ordering system for room supplies.

Quality: Appointment Efficiency and Volume

  • Maximizing Volume and Appointment Efficiency through work-ins and communicating
  • Availability in schedule.

Growth/Finance: Perform administrative duties as directed

  • Answer phone and questions efficiently; take messages and follow through when patients are finished.
  • Assist in training personnel.
  • Maximize scheduling through Performance Improvement Planning monthly with manager.
  • Keep daily record of all patient studies, including date, PSC number, exam, requesting physician.
  • Timeliness for charge entry, imaging 24 hour turnaround time.
  • Accuracy of charge entry, checking edits.

Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Registered in an Accredited Vascular Program
  • Current BLS certification

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Excellent telephone skills and etiquette
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Knowledge of infection control, sterile technique and basic health and safety precautions applicable for work in a clinic setting
  • Use and apply medical terminology appropriately
  • Service orientation
  • Ability to use both arms and hands and maintain prolonged arm positions necessary for scanning
  • Ability to move ultrasound machine and help patients out of wheelchairs and onto exam bed for diagnostic test
  • Ability to be exposed to minimal radiation
  • Ability to stand/walk for up to eight hours/day
  • Ability to bend, stoop, twist
  • Assist patients in turning
  • Assist patient in arising from exam table
  • Push wheelchair patients
  • Ability to relate sensitively to patients needs
  • Well organized

Compensation
$28
About Pinehurst Surgical
Pinehurst Surgical is a state-of-the-art facility located in Pinehurst, North Carolina with locations in Rockingham, Sanford, Raeford, Laurinburg, Troy and more!

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