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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II - Imaging - East Orlando - Per Diem

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II-Imaging Ultrasound-East Orlando-Per Diem

Florida Hospital East Orlando seeks to hire a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile

Florida Hospital East Orlando, a 293-bed full service community hospital that serves as one of Florida Hospital’s seven satellite facilities, became part of the

Florida Hospital system in 1990. At Florida Hospital East Orlando, we strive to improve our patients’ quality of life through a holistic approach to health care

— mind, body and spirit — while remaining at the forefront of medical innovation. During the past ten years, we’ve invested more than $122 million in facility improvements to serve the growing community. Among the recent additions and openings, we have an expanded emergency room, a center for Medical Simulation and Education, a Children’s Emergency Center, a Renovated Cancer Institute, and a new 40-bed inpatient nursing unit. The hospital is also home to the Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute at East Orlando as well as a comprehensive urology program.

Department Profile

Florida Hospital East Orlando provides imaging services to our community in a wide range of modalities, including MRI, CT, Ultrasound, DXA, Mammography, X-ray, and Nuclear Medicine. Our department is comprised of over 100 highly-skilled team members that include technologists, schedulers, radiologists, nurses, medical records, and other support positions. We are proud to feature two 1.5 Tesla MRI machines, three CT scanners, as well as multiple X-ray and Ultrasound units. Conveniently located in the Medical Office Building on the East Orlando campus is the Women’s Health Pavilion specializing in Outpatient Screening and Diagnostic Mammography, Ultrasound, and DXA services. Our goal is to create a World-Class environment so that our team consistently creates a World-Class patient experience. We accomplish this through our reliance on the CREATION Health model.

Work Hours/Shifts

Days: Sunday-Saturday

Hours: flexible (all shifts)

Job Summary

Under general supervision performs General Sonographic procedures in accordance with department protocols. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience Required

  • Abdomen, Abdominal Doppler, OB/Gyn, Small Parts, and Interventional Sonographic Procedures

  • Ability to learn and master new tasks related to the computer and AGFA Pacs system.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with people of various diverse backgrounds.

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

    • If certification is from another agency, certification from AHA must be obtained within 90 days of hire. If hired before May 15, 2015, must obtain “AHA certification” by next renewal, but no later than April 30, 2017.

  • Graduate of Ultrasound Program

  • Knowledge of PACS and associated equipment (preferred)

  • Good organizational skills (preferred)

  • Breast Sonography (preferred)

  • Pediatric and Neuro Sonography (preferred)

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

Licensure, Certification or Registration Required

  • A minimum of two ARDMS registries (ABD and OB/Gyn)

    • 1.Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) - Abdomen (AB) AND

    • 2.Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) - Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

Job Responsibilities

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program booklet.

Consistently obtains the highest quality scans possible in relation to patient body habitus and/or NPO prep status as observed by Radiologists, Ultrasound

Educator, and Ultrasound Manager. Always follows proper exam protocols as outlined in department Policy and Procedure manual. Utilizes two patient identifiers to confirm patient/exam accuracy before administering exam. [Exam Supervision and Administration]

Reviews all images on Ultrasound machine or IMPAX (PACS) and thoroughly fills out Ultrasound worksheet in a timely manner. Rescans patient as requested by

Radiologist. Is open to critique of exams by Radiologist and/or department Manager/ Educator. [Diagnostic Image Quality and Documentation]

Completes exams in a timely manner. Properly and consistently evaluates patient prep status and schedules exam accordingly. Demonstrates ability to coordinate acceptable patient throughput in either an IP and/or OP setting keeping the department on schedule and maintaining desired productivity. Follows direction from Manager and Lead Sonographer. All FT and PT dayshift/weekday employees must participate in the System back up call rotation. [Personal Productivity and Accountability]

Utilizes computer system to update exam status, cancel/update orders as needed. Ensures charges match procedure completed. Confirms proper exam/patient assignment at QC before releasing images to PACS for interpretation. Corrects erroneous accession numbers in PACS when needed. Notifies Radiologist Facilitator (RF) and transmits required worksheet and requisition for all after-hours cases. Effective knowledge of all Information Systems used in the Ultrasound department. [Data Processing]

Operates and maintains Ultrasound equipment in a safe manner. Adheres to all infection control standards. Employee job duties may include handling and disposal of hazardous material (Hazmat) waste. Employee will be required to complete initial training (prior to handling Hazmat waste) and refresher training to include proper handling and disposal of Hazmat waste, and proper selection, use and disposal of personal protective equipment. Follows guidelines for proper use of GUS unit. Washes hands before and after every patient encounter. [Safety and the Environment of Care]

Performs a full range of diagnostic ultrasound procedures and operates all ultrasound equipment in assigned department. Is willing and able to rotate between multiple campuses/US departments as needed. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills for age-specific factors necessary to perform safe and effective procedures on patients of all ages (neonate/infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatrics). The knowledge and skills are acquired through in-service, continuing education and/or experience. Demonstrates a willingness to learn/adapt to new technologies and protocols and help develop the knowledge and competency of coworkers and students. [Clinical Competence]

Assists with data collection for KPI's while understanding the department performance trends and established standards. Contributes toward process improvement by serving on PI teams as assigned. Participates in department Gallup and patient satisfaction initiatives. Utilizes patient service recovery resources when appropriate. [Performance Improvement]

Attends department meetings consistently and promotes positive dialogue with respect to department objectives. Listens and is responsible to understand all

agenda items. Attends all other meetings as required. [Department Meeting Attendance]

Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

P2DS must also agree to the conditions of the Florida Hospital (FH) Per Diem Option Agreement (contract).

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.

Job Keywords: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Sonographer, Ultrasound Tech, Ultrasound, Imaging, Radiology, East Orlando

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