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Lead Ultrasound Technologist - Radiology

Requisition ID:

21165665

Business Unit:

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Location:

Torrington, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Monday - Friday 7:00a-3:30p

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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut.  CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.

 

Postion Summary/ Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of a radiologist, performs CT procedures according to the Radiology Department’s philosophy, goals, policies, and procedures.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Works with patient scheduling to assure department is properly scheduled

  2. Assists in the evaluation of new equipment and services

  3. Provides and ensures optimal technical quality and accuracy of all Ultrasound examinations according to the American College of Radiology (ACR) standards & FDA quality control requirements.

  4. Maintains and monitors Ultrasound quality assurance on daily, weekly, and monthly basis

  5. Lead Technologist duties consist of coordination of staff scheduling, training of new staff, problem analysis, protocol development, utilizing quality control and quality assurance techniques to ensure all exams are completed and financial requirements and support documentation are appropriately processed.

  6. Provides input into process improvement, performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures as ordered, obtains patient history, explains routine procedures, and addresses patient concerns.

  7. Performs Ultrasound examinations with proper credentials.

  8. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement program, safety, and environmental and infection control standards.

  9. Assists physician with procedures as needed

  10. Utilizes and maintains sterile field technique during procedures.

  11. Positions patients and operates ultrasound equipment to produce the most reliable and informational data.

  12. Recognizes the needs of the patient and possesses the ability to modify care according to patient age

  13. Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis.

  14. Transports patients to procedure room; prepares and maintains room for daily activities

  15. Responsible for ensuring that an accurate database of clinical and financial information is maintained in the Radiology Information System.

  16. Performs daily quality control checks on  ultrasound equipment, and ensures proper quality controls are in place

  17. Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients and equipment.

  18. Attends meetings as required, including monthly lead technologist and staff meetings

  19. Preventive maintenance scheduling and troubleshooting

  20. Exercises cost conservation in ordering / use of supplies

  21. Performs all other related duties as assigned

  22. Provides in-put in performance appraisals

  23. Establishes policies and procedures specific to Ultrasound.

  24. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in service meetings, and workshops.

  25. Displays and upholds CHH core values of dignity, compassion, service excellence, community, and integrity.  Consistently demonstrates caring for patients, for one another, and for the organization they are part of, and contributes to building trust, pride, and camaraderie.

     

    Job Knowledge, Skill Requirements, and Desired Attributes:

  • Experience working with PACS and digital technology

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 
  • Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team sprit; works with others to achieve goals.
  • Self-Management - Sets well defined and realistic personal goals; displays a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision; is motivated to achieve; demonstrates responsible behavior.
  • Oral Communication - Expresses ideas and facts to individuals or groups effectively, makes clear and convincing oral presentations, listens to others and facilitates an open exchange of ideas.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions; finds alternative solutions to complex problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments.
  • Written Communication - Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a succinct and organized manner. Reading - Understands and interprets written material, including technical information, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs or tables; applies what is learned from written materials to specific situations.
  • Technical Competence - Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training and/or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
  • Reasoning - Identifies rules, principles or relationships that explain facts, data or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.
  • Knowledge of radiologic principles and practices sufficient to be able to perform a wide range of duties relative to the work assignment.

 

Qualifications

Education Certification:

  • Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound program

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer – RDMS or RT(U)

  • ARRT certification

  • CPR for the Healthcare Provider

Experience:

  • Five years’ experience in Radiology

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Ultrasound

  • Previous lead/supervisory experience preferred

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