Identifies each patient by ID band verification and birth date.
Ensures patient understanding of pending procedure.
Cover appropriate body parts and position patient correctly.
Follows appropriate guidelines and departmental protocols.
Performs exams as priority dictates and as directed.
Critiques each exam for technical and positional accuracy and makes appropriate corrections if necessary.
Review orders for clinical and demographic consistency and verifies accuracy prior to exam.
Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed and seeks opportunities to provide patient care.
Understand and support the direction and workflow of the department.
Maintain awareness of ongoing exams and assist co-workers as needed.
Provide exam information and status updates to pertinent staff members.
Relieves co-workers from procedures/exams as necessary.
Be in the department and ready to work at the start of scheduled shift.
Have processes set in place to allow for leaving at the end of scheduled shift.
Obtain and consolidate all images, reports and history with completed exam information for review.
Take call. Coordinates inpatient procedure flow. (Hospital Only)
Maintain a working knowledge of Cerner.
Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.
Consistently uses the Online Worklist to monitor orders and order status.
Verify correct images matched with order.
Able to perform clean up functions on PACS workstation.
Ensures proper patient identification on all images to comply with department policies and procedures.
Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.
Demonstrates knowledge of department guidelines through responsible behavior/actions.
Maintains updated ARDMS license.
Ensures that call reports and/or other specifications are followed through.
Report issues/concerns as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.
Provides and monitors “on the job training” per Methodist College standards.
Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.
Provide leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.
Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with HIPAA.
Maintain student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with FERPA.
Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the “Age Specific Criteria”.
Provides appropriate patient care.
Shows confidence and competency in all age specific categories.
Ensures patient comfort and understanding of ordered exam.
Coordinates and performs echo/vascular procedures according to the department policy and procedures approved by the Medical Director's and Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography (ICAEL)/Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) governing body using digital imaging.
Selects from work list 100% of the time or follows the correct down time guidelines for patient demographic information in order to pass the information to medical records.
Works closely with IT when the work list is not working. IT feedback and notification of manual scanning of finalized results for medical records.
Competency check list on each procedure by technical director (echo/vascular).
Obtains accurate patient history, appropriate indications for the study and critical measurements for physician interpretation.
Measure feedback from Cardiologist/Vascular Surgeon, peers, business office and medical records.
Acquires all images digitally in Xcelera and assigned the images to a Cardiologist/Vascular Surgeon for final interpretation and report.
All studies sent and edited within 24 hours of procedure.
Educates patient on procedure and confirms understanding PRIOR to beginning the procedure.
Patient inquiry of education review prior to exam by supervisor on a prn basis. Rounding for outcomes.
Patient inquiry if educational material were provided by ordering physician's office.
Log each patient on log sheet and bill appropriately in Cerner following the procedure.
Feedback from Business office and Medical Records.
Provide critical lab results to the ordering department and provide instruction to repeat back the results for clarification and understanding per department policy.
Document on log sheet who the critical lab result was provided to with confirmation the results were read back to the sonographer. Initial log sheet after results are read back.
Round for outcomes on positive results.
Peer observation and feedback.
Collaborates in maintaining proper inventory and works with IT and Bio-Med when equipment or system goes down.
Keeps manager informed of maintenance issues and IT system issues.
Feedback from IT (PACS project manager).
Feedback from Bio-Med on ultrasound and SAP equipment issues.
Works the monthly assignments fairly and in the best interest of the department.
Feedback from peers.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.