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Sonographer PRN

Twin Cities Hospital is a 65 bed general acute care facility that provides exceptional quality healthcare in a warm and inviting environment. Our facility has earned ""Top Performer on Key Quality Measures"" from the Joint Commission for the 5 th consecutive year and we are pleased to provide our community outstanding services with our Joint Commission Certified Orthopedic Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery programs. Our employees are proud to work at our facility and to be part of an organization that places such importance on quality care. In addition, our healthy work environment fosters a culture of warmth and teamwork where everyone works together to achieve our mission and goals. Our employee engagement scores are consistently high and reflect our leader's commitment to providing a healthy and engaging work environment.
Twin Cities Hospital is located in Niceville, Florida on the gorgeous Emerald Coast. The Emerald Coast is known world-wide for our sugar white sand beaches and emerald green water. Our community is a strong supporter of our local military with both Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Air Force Base located here in Okaloosa County. Our schools are consistently rated the best in the state with a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine. Our local state and community colleges offer educational programs specifically designed to foster career growth or start and create new careers. And yes, Niceville really is a nice place to live and work!
Instead of just vacationing on some of the best beaches in the world, why not consider living on them? Come join us at Twin Cities Hospital and have the best of all worlds - a great place to work with a group of individuals who genuinely care about every patient that walks through our doors and the best community to live, work and play in!
Visit us online at tchospital.com at our Career Center and learn more about the great benefit plans offered by HCA and Twin Cities Hospital and if you'd like more information about our beautiful community check out #emeraldcoasting on Instagram or Florida's Emerald Coast on Facebook.
POSITION SUMMARY:
The diagnostic Sonographer is a skilled person qualified by academic and clinical training to provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a physician responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures. The Sonographer may be involved with the patients of the physicians in any medical setting of which the physician is responsible.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
€ Check the physician's requisition for complete information on the procedure requested; refer any questions to the Radiologist before performing the procedure.
€ Reviews the patient's chart to obtain pertinent clinical history, correlative test results, and laboratory data and documents this information for the Radiologist.
€ Position the patient for examination, explain the procedure, and give necessary instructions for carrying out the procedure.
€ Operate ultrasound equipment to its full capability with knowledge of an A-mode, M-mode, B-mode, Doppler, and real time techniques, selecting the proper transducer frequency and diameter for performance of the examination.
€ Capable of recognizing a diagnostic quality scan as well as artifacts from anatomic/pathologic structures which are visualized on the ultrasound system.
€ Performs a variety of clerical tasks to include; pulling jackets, inputting/editing exams, ensuring that the previous report is printed and in the radiology chart, and completion of requisition (taken status) prior to setting films to be read.
€ Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel.
€ Adheres to prescribed standards of Radiation Safety; participates in the Quality Improvement and safety programs.
€ Ensures appropriate recording of hours worked, adhering to hospital policy.
€ Demonstrates Customer Service principles and behaviors appropriately.
€ Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered.
€ Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
€ Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient's care which results in patient harm.
€ Attends inservice presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements.
€ Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety.
€ Regular, punctual and dependable attendance.
€ May have access to the POS room or designated areas to transport, assemble, and stock (inventory) of non scheduled drugs and biologicals to include but not limited to fluids, sterile water, normal saline, and irrigations.
€ Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
€ Graduation from an accredited School of Ultrasound required
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
€ ARDMS required within 12 months of hire
€ ARDMS(RVT) or CCI(RVS) required within 12 months of hire
€ BCLS required
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
€ One year experience or training in diagnostic ultrasound in at least two specialty areas, examples; abdomen and OB/GYN preferred
€ Experience with available Ultrasound equipment in terms of product evolution, trouble shooting and quality control preferred
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
€ Must be mature and responsible, able to use initiative and independent judgment when necessary, and capable of working without supervision within guidelines established by the director of the division
€ Self-motivation with regard to increasing one's level of understanding and knowledge of the field is important, as is a background that will qualify one to teach diagnostic ultrasound
€ Knowledge of ultrasound techniques should be thorough
€ The general Sonographer should have current knowledge of neurology, abdominal, obstetric, and gynecologic applications
€ One year of hands-on experience in at least two specialty areas, after completion of the program, will be preferred
Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.




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