Desert Radiologists US Tech Per Diem in Las Vegas, Nevada
US Tech Per Diem
2020 Palomino Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106, 2020 Palomino Lane Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of AmericaReq #832
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Under general supervision of a radiologist, performs ultrasound procedures to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES1. Performs ultrasound procedures as prescribed by a physician. Follows established techniques and methods in operating equipment and processing images. Ensures technical quality of images and exercises judgment in processing assigned work load.2. Assists the radiologist in performing image-guided diagnostic and invasive procedures (e.g., paracentesis, thoracentesis, and hysterosonograms).3. Prepares patients for ultrasound procedures. In doing so, escorts patients to dressing and ultrasound rooms, provides verbal and written instructions and positions patients for the proper view of the affected area. Selects transducer, and makes equipment adjustments according to the nature of test, depth of field and other specifications of test. Ensures safety procedures and universal precautions are used at all times.4. Assesses the patient’s previous exams/reports to include loading or digitizing outside studies, if available/applicable, prior to performing the ultrasound procedure. Reviews the referral form for each procedure and ensures accuracy of the referral in the system; accurately communicates the referral to the radiologist. For certain procedures, may administer medication as prescribed by a physician.5. Performs related technical and/or administrative duties which include, but are not limited to: Completing necessary paperwork and labeling images. Reviewing scheduled patient appointments and contacting patient, via telephone, to confirm appointment date, time, location and other pertinent information, such as copayment amount and forms of payment accepted. Advises the patient of any preparations required for the procedure. Ordering and reviewing labs. Coordinating the exam with other modalities. Communicating “stat” results to referring physicians. Performing all necessary functions relating to the RIS/PACS. Assisting patient at all times (including on and off the exam table and to and from a vehicle, if necessary). Assisting the front office and scheduling staff with technical questions regarding radiology procedures. Communicating with the front office staff as to the status of the schedule.6. Maintains adequate level of supplies in examination rooms and reorders as necessary. Ensures equipment is operating properly and contacts appropriate party for equipment repair in order to ensure safe and efficient examination of patients. 7. Actively participates in the quality-assurance monitoring and recording efforts of the department. Assists in duties related to ACR accreditation.8. Continues to develop professionally; maintains registry and current knowledge of the radiology profession to ensure continued contributions to the patients, referring physicians, and the company.KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES1. Knowledge of ultrasound technology principles and procedures, normally acquired through completion of ultrasound technology training program2. Knowledge and work experience necessary in order to independently conduct routine and specialized radiologic tests, to assist physicians with special techniques or procedures, and to become familiar with physician and department work methods and facility policies and procedures3. Knowledge of and experience in using office equipment including telephone, fax, computer and photocopier4. Knowledge of and experience in using radiology-related computer systems (RIS/PACS)5. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to effectively interact with physicians, other facility staff, patients and families when providing instructions or responding to questions or exchanging patient-related information6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient record information7. Analytical skills necessary in order to conduct routine ultrasound tests and review results for accuracy and quality, to verify patient information, to complete material for medical record, and to monitor supply levels8. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when conducting or assisting with diagnostic radiologic procedures9. Ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds when assisting and positioning body parts or handling and transporting suppliesREQUIREMENTS1. Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recognized by the American Heart Association2. Current registry by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) (or must be registry-eligible and obtain registry within one year of employment in technologist position)
This company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and makes employment decisions without regard to age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.This policy shall include, but is not limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training, layoff and termination.
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2020 Palomino Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106, 2020 Palomino Lane Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America