PRN Echo/Vascular US Tech Job at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, PA

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  • Conemaugh Nason Medical Center
  • Roaring Spring, PA

Job Description

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is seeking a PRN Echo / Vascular Ultrasound Technologist. The Echo / Vascular US Tech p erforms diagnostic echocardiogram and vascular testing. Cardiovascular Technologists administer high-frequency sound waves to demonstrate portions of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. They prepare patients for examinations by explaining the procedure, removing clothing that interferes with scanning and appropriately positioning the patient for the proper examination.

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is a 45-bed hospital that serves rural and suburban populations in Roaring Spring, Altoona, and parts of Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon counties.   Caring for the community since 1900, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center prides itself on providing safe, high quality, compassionate care. With a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization lab, Conemaugh Nason offers a range of inpatient and outpatient cardiac services close to home when every minute matters. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care as an accredited chest pain center, and offers comprehensive outpatient, imaging, diagnostic, and specialty services. As a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader, Conemaugh Nason is leading the way among peers by delivering the highest quality of care for patients.

Conemaugh Nason is also a member of the Conemaugh Health System, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare system. Conemaugh Health System serves more than a half-million patients each year through the Nason Physician Group, Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of four hospitals, specialty clinics and patient-focused programs. 

Essential Functions:

Provides services/care for following patient population and documents such consistent with Hospital and departmental standards: neonate, toddler, child, adolescent, adult, & older adult.

Consistently demonstrates competence in performing Echocardiograms, carotid ultrasound and vascular ultrasound.

Consistently demonstrates technical proficiency in producing diagnostic scans with the ability to recognize anatomical structures that are visualized.

Ensures that an adequate clinical testing is available to correlate with the study to be done.

Consults with referring physician to ensure appropriate utilization of services.

Regularly performs general office duties, scheduling patients and maintains necessary records and completes monthly reports as needed.

Continuously seeks out training for advancing clinical operations and preparation of required reports.

Analyzes and recommends to Cardiovascular department director needs and trends for staffing, procedures, equipment and training.

Regularly checks equipment, accessories, and supplies, keeps area stocked at all times, cleans and disinfects equipment regularly. Maintains order and cleanliness. Promptly notifies supervisor of equipment malfunctions.

Knows general condition of all equipment at all times. Demonstrates an ability to operate all required equipment in the course of performing procedures, including preventative maintenance, trouble-shooting and minor repairs.

Demonstrates an ability to participate in the department and hospital procedure for emergency situations. Demonstrates a complete understanding of hospital fire and safety procedures and personal role in disaster plan.

Participates in economical utilization of hospital resources.

Continually assists in revision and updating of the departmental policies and procedures and reviews all written procedures yearly.

Complies with applicable employee health/infection control standards.

Adjusts schedule as necessary to and responds immediately to stat requests. Schedules tests to coordinate with other examinations a patient may have on a given day.

Attempts to understand the needs of the patient and responds accordingly, reassures patients and consistently tries to obtain cooperation while reducing anxiety.

Knowledgeable in all aspects of the day-to-day operation and organization of the department.

Thoroughly explains the procedure about to be performed in order to facilitate cooperation and alleviate patient anxiety.

Demonstrates effectiveness in coordinating aspects of patient care involving other departments.

Organizational Expectations:

Demonstrates support of the mission, vision, values, goals and general policies of Nason Medical Center.

Complies with corporate compliance guidelines and requirements of federal, state and local regulatory and accrediting agencies.

Adheres to the standards of professional ethics and handles confidential information in strict conformance with departmental and Medical Center policies.

Provides quality care and services consistent with Medical Center standards and participates in the Medical Center’s Continuous Quality Improvement Program.

Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in response to unexpected changes in the workload, emergencies, staffing and scheduling.

Uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment and a professional attitude when relating with co-workers, patients, families, and visitors.

Performs duties in a self-directed and cooperative manner with minimal need for supervision. Uses time constructively for maximum productivity.

Treats all co-workers, patients, families, and visitors with consideration to their rights, cultural diversity, privacy, comfort and emotional needs. Serves as a patient advocate and fosters a work culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Attends all mandatory trainings and completes all required Life Talent education assignments within a timely manner. Keeps updated regarding Medical Center changes through meeting attendance and review of posted information; attends briefs, debriefs, and huddles.

Abides by and references the Employee Handbook and other pertinent facility policies, including clinical, non-clinical, safety, and infection control.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Education

Graduate from an Ultrasound program.

Certification through ARDMS or Registered or registry-eligible in echocardiogram and vascular ultrasound.

BLS certification.

Minimum Work Experience

At least 1 year experience in echo and non-invasive vascular testing preferred.

Required Skills

Demonstrates excellent customer service skills and reflects kindness, understanding, respect, good humor and ability to relate positively with patients, families and co-workers.

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Ability to perform multiple tasks yet meet deadlines.

Ability to professionally communicate with patients, physicians, and fellow employees.

Competitive wage, retirement benefits, 401K, and onsite occupational health!

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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Job Tags

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