• PRN-Pediatric-Cardiac Sonographer II

    Requisition ID
    2017-755989
    Category
    Radiology/Imaging
    Position Type
    PRN
    Shift(s)
    Varies/Rotating
    Department
    Pediatric Diag Cardio Testing
    Location
    US-MO-Saint Louis
  • Overview

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    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 Mercy, 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 Mercy, 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.

     

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Overview:


    Responsible for the administration of diagnostic testing as ordered by the physicians. Measures and records all findings for the physicians to interpret. Assists in department operational support tasks or duties. Supports the continuous improvement of quality and service to ensure SJMMC’s goal of excellence in clinical outcomes and satisfaction for those whom we serve. Demonstrates fairness, integrity, and compassion in all interactions with patients, visitors and staff and respects the confidential information to which he/she may have access. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and mercy service standards.

     

    Responsibilities:


    Safety/Risk Management:
    a. Maintains and handles equipment according to manufacturers specifications.
    b. Participates in activities that ensure and enhance quality of patient care.
    c. Performs daily Q.A. checks on equipment as needed.
    d. Demonstrates knowledge of cost containment without compromising patient outcome.

    Coordination of Services:
    a. Productivity is commensurate with daily patient volume as equally distributed among other sonographers.
    b. Recognizes opportunities to assist other staff and assist them in an independent effort.
    c. Accepts delegation of tasks.
    d. Assure that the service and or task quality is maintained by participating in monitoring and documenting the progress on the established Quality Improvement indicators.
    e. Demonstrates responsibility for checking orders and obtaining orders for testing.
    f. Assists all other staff members with completion of duties when needed.
    g. Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of the unit’s Q.I. program.
    h. Demonstrates proficiency in documenting Q.I. form and follow-up as needed.

    Complex Aspects:
    a. Demonstrates the ability to answer clinical questions as posed by the referring physician.
    b. Successfully complete the educational requirements and skills checklist with supervision for each newly required skill or task before independently performing service/ task.
    c. Seeks appropriate learning experiences for the current job description.
    d. Participates in teaching and in development of in-services for Cardiopulmonary and for areas throughout the Heath Center.

    Basic Aspects:
    a. Performs diagnostic tests following appropriate protocol.
    b. All functions associated with performing echocardiograms are done accurately and efficiently.
    c. All clinical information to accompany echocardiograms is entered, tapes of recorded patient data are rewound for cardiologists in a timely manner.
    d. Previous tests are retrieved from archives and are submitted with current test data for comparison if requested.
    e. Demonstrates the responsibility for accurate charge and credit entry into the computer database and completes charge sheets.
    f. Files tapes and records in an accurate and timely manner. Sorts procedure files for storage in the department or archives as time permits.
    g. Organizes and manages time in proportion to workload. Achieves a satisfactory level of productivity by accomplishing assigned duties in an acceptable time frame. (1 complete procedure m-mode/2-d/color/doppler per hour).
    h. Acquires adequate supplies to perform daily care.

    Communication Management:
    a. Makes self available for performing duties and communicates with team members to assure prompt performance of duties.
    b. The technologist upholds the following policy without exception: The technologist may not interpret test results, or offer impressions to other physicians, house staff, patients or their family members in any manner that may by construed as a diagnosis. No technologist may perform a study on a patient related to then in any way.
    c. Communicates to the immediate supervisor any abnormalities in daily routines such as physicians or patient concerns, equipment malfunction or any other information pertinent to patient safety and department functioning.
    d. Performs clerical duties as necessary (i.e.: answers telephone and faxes reports).
    e. Assists in evaluation of new products, equipment, policies, procedures and standards.

    Qualifications:

    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

     

    Experience: Minimum of two years recent clinical experience.

    Other: Excellent communication skills needed as well as patient empathy. Call required.

     

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home

     

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

     

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

     

    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.

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