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Desert Radiologists US Tech Float in Las Vegas, Nevada

US Tech Float

2020 Palomino Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106, 2020 Palomino Lane Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of AmericaReq #1216

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

PRACTICE OVERVIEW

Desert Radiology is committed to serving patients with prompt, quality healthcare. Founded in 1966, Desert Radiology has grown with the Southern Nevada community to become the area’s chief resource for the highest quality diagnostic care. Our staff of radiologists, technical and support teammates promote a reassuring environment that relieves concerns and results in the best possible experience for our patients. Desert Radiology works closely with local area hospitals to deliver leading-edge diagnostic and interventional imaging. We are proud to partner with numerous Nevada hospitals. It is the combination of compassion, expertise and a commitment to providing the latest imaging technology that makes Desert Radiology the premier choice for outpatient imaging procedures.

POSITION SUMMARY

Desert Radiology in Las Vegas, Nevada is seeking an Ultrasound Technologist that willperform ultrasound procedures to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury.

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Actively participates in the quality-assurance monitoring and recording efforts of the department. Assists in duties related to ACR accreditation.

  3. 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.

DESIRED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

This position calls for a highly organized individual as their role will require self-direction, flexibility, and a capacity to give and receive feedback graciously. Ultrasound Technologist should possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

  1. Knowledge of ultrasound technology principles and procedures, normally acquired through completion of ultrasound technology training program

  2. 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 procedures

  3. Knowledge of and experience in using office equipment including telephone, fax, computer and photocopier

  4. 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 information

  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient record information

  7. 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 levels

  8. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when conducting or assisting with diagnostic radiologic procedures

  9. Ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds when assisting and positioning body parts or handling and transporting supplies

  10. Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recognized by the American Heart Association

  11. 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)

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS

Position requires varied physical activities including sitting, walking, bending, reaching, lifting and stooping; requires eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity, and occasional lifting and/or carrying items; requires ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds when assisting and positioning body parts or handling and transporting supplies. Position may be stressful at times.

Radiology Partners is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in creating and celebrating a culture of belonging and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all teammates.

Other details

  • Job Family3B Technologist

  • Pay TypeHourly

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  • 2020 Palomino Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106, 2020 Palomino Lane Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
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