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Ultrasound Technologist

Cleveland Clinic
Weston, FL 33331

Job Summary:

The sonographer works in conjunction with department associates and medical staff to improve patient and work flow via providing support, education and assistance to customers and fellow colleagues. Supports the mission and vision of the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Weston, Florida. Performs duties directly involved with a variety of technical procedures for the purpose of detecting pathology. Demonstrates knowledge of clinical procedures, equipment and policies - Hospital and Department - that are necessary for job performance. Operates equipment safely and maintains standards while performing all types of procedures. Establishes and maintains a good rapport and professional relationship with fellow employees, other departments and medical staff. Collaborates with department leadership to develop and implement methods to achieve established goals and objectives. Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates general job knowledge of procedures and equipment necessary for job performance.
  • Demonstrates general job knowledge of policies and procedures - Hospital and Imaging Department - necessary for job performance.
  • Collaborates with department leadership to develop and implement methods to achieve established goals and objectives for the department.
  • Assists others in meeting department responsibilities and goals.
  • Performs in accordance with Corporate Compliance policy and adheres to its terms and conditions.
  • Demonstrates a collaborative and proactive approach in communication skills, problem solving skills and resolve conflicts as needed.
  • Maintains and promotes strong relations with other departments. Maintains a safe, clean and economical operation.
  • Coordinates and answers questions regarding scheduling and patient information.
  • Coordinates and answers questions regarding networking and informatics.
  • Effectively completes and ensures that all electronic data is sent to its appropriate destination. Inspects equipment to ensure proper orientation, contacts service if necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Provides copies of Imaging studies in a timely manner.
  • Performs routine imaging procedures according to the policy/protocol manual and written orders.
  • Performs emergent procedures according to the policy/protocol manual and written orders.
  • Performs invasive procedures according to the policy/protocol manual and Radiologist's supervision.
  • Performs all special procedures according to the policy/protocol manual.
  • Always documents in chart upon completion of procedures.
  • Always abides by all regulations that apply to state and national standards.
  • Maintains adequate supplies in the work area with items necessary to perform the daily schedule.
  • Maintains adequate supplies in the work area with items necessary to perform the daily schedule.
  • Submits ideas for quality or performance improvement for department operations.
  • Answers the telephone stating name and department, speaking in a clear and moderate voice and assists caller as needed.
  • Orients new personnel and assists in their transition to the work environment as assigned.
  • Provides assistance to other associates in the department upon completion of duties or as assigned by a supervisor.
  • Attends and participates in monthly department meetings.
  • Ensures that all information communicated at the meetings.
  • Reports for scheduled shift on time; prepared to assume duties.
  • Adheres to the department dress code at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Education:

    • Graduate of an accredited Sonography program.

      Certifications:

      • American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered or board eligible.
      • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) needs to be obtained within 12 months of hire.
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

        Complexity of Work:

        • All employees are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the Organizational-Wide Competencies listed below as applied to the position:
        • World Class Service Orientation: Includes attitude, behavior, interpersonal skill, and problem solving that enable an employee to respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations in a positive manner.
        • Adaptability: Includes teamwork and flexibility needed to fulfill job responsibilities including adapting to changes in work environment and accepting supervisory feedback.
        • Efficiency and Effectiveness: Includes quantity and quality of desired work, as well as organization skills necessary to perform successfully.
        • Essential Job Requirements: Includes adherence to all relevant policies, procedures, and guidelines affecting the work environment, including maintenance of required competencies and communication skills.
        • Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): Includes overall accountability for assigned work group relative to operational goals, personnel requirements, and budgetary constraints.
        • Note: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification.
        • This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

          Work Experience:

          • Two years experience as an sonographer in an acute care imaging setting is recommended.
          • Knowledge of Federal and State regulatories.

            Physical Requirements:

            • This position requires a mixture of moderate to heavy work as defined in the Employee Health Services Policy.
            • Physical requirements include frequent walking, sitting and standing.
            • Frequent use of the phone, computer and fax machines.
            • Frequent pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
            • Mental Demands: Ability to work at a fast pace and to prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests and to work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team; ability to ensure operational efficiency; ability to problem solve and make decisions; ability to exercise self-control and tolerate stress when dealing with multiple requests and/or conflicting demands from multiple customers.
            • Special Demands: Needs minimal sustained direction in assessing needs, carrying out departmental and professional responsibilities; self-starting and self-motivating; working hours may exceed eight (8) hours per day and is based on what is needed to accomplish work at hand.
            • Confidentiality: Has limited access to the medical record for the purpose of verifying orders in the charts or prescription and to sign off after exam completion.
            • In addition, in this position the employee will be limit the PHI disclosed or requested to the amount reasonable necessary to achieve the purpose of the request.
            • The disclosures or requests that occur on a routine or recurring basis include every patient's orders need to be verified prior to the exam.
            • The employee makes these disclosures for the purpose of making sure that the correct exam is performed due to the doctors orders as well as signing off that the exam was completed of the request.
            • The disclosures or requests that occur on a routine or recurring basis include Every Radiology patient.
            • The employee makes these disclosures for the purpose of verifying orders in the charts or prescription and to sign.

              Personal Protective Equipment:

              • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.


                The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

                Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",

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Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-01

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