Ultrasound Technician PRN
San Antonio , Texas
October 23, 2017
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, bone marrow transplant, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. We deeply value our staff and our patients. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community in being ranked No. 1 in the Express - News Reader's Choice Awards from 2009-2013. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation.

General Statement of Duties:

The Ultrasound Technologist (sonographer) performs diagnostic procedures utilizing a background in anatomy, physiology, physics and instrumentation to provide technical information to aid the physician. The sonographer will demonstrate and maintain technical skills needed to perform ultrasound procedures on the population(s) served by the department and may include abdominal, OB/GYN, venous Doppler, small parts, pediatrics (where applicable) and invasive exams. In addition, the sonographer will maintain department supplies and equipment. He/she participates in the quality control of the ultrasound department.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Maintains skills and understanding of innovation in techniques and equipment in medical sonography for procedures performed.
2. Assists physicians in performing ultrasound-guided procedures.
3. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to the population(s) served by the department.
4. Responsible for the proper use of the Radiology Computer System (scheduling exams, patient tracking, film tracking, proper completion of exams, capture charges).
5. Follows safety policies and procedures applicable to the job, recognizes impending crisis situations and institutes measures (such as adjusting priorities) to prevent further complications.

6. Understands and follows infection control/universal precautions in the performance of all job tasks. Maintains order and cleanliness. Always practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination.
Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

Education: ONE of the following:
1. New Hires as of October 1, 2011:
A. Successful completion of training program in either:
1. Ultrasonography
2. Radiologic Technology
3. Vascular Technology
B. Associates of Science or higher degree
2. Current employees:
A. Successful completion of training program in either:
1. Ultrasonography
2. Radiologic Technology
3. Vascular Technology
4. Medical Assisting
B. Associates degree or higher degree
2. Experience: none required
3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service
line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
4. Preferred:
Two (2) years experience as a fulltime ultrasound technologist in a hospital or diagnostic imaging clinic setting preferred.

Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required:

Must have and maintain ONE of the following within the timeframes below:
A. American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
i. RDMS- Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
ii. RDCS- Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
iii. RVT- Registered Vascular Technologist
iv. BR- Registered Diagnostic Breast Sonographer - only if obtained prior to 6/30/2010
B. American Registry of Radiologic Technologist ARRT (S)
C. American Registry of Radiologic Technologist ARRT (VS)
D. Cardiovascular Credentialing International (RVS)
E. American Registry of Radiologic Technologist ARRT (BS) only if obtained prior to 6/30/2010
New Hires with experience: Must have within 6 months of hire date.
New Hires and New Grads- (graduated in the last 12 months): Must have within 18 months of hire date.
Current employees of Methodist Hospital: Must obtain registry/certification
by July 1, 2012.
Current employees of Methodist Specialty & Transplant, Metropolitan
Methodist, Northeast Methodist, Methodist Texsan, Methodist Stone Oak or
Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospitals: Must obtain registry by October 1, 2012.

A little about us:
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