Ultrasound TechnologistGrant Regional Health Center, Lancaster, WI
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Grant Regional Health Center is a critical access hospital and clinic located in Lancaster Wisconsin. We are a progressive and growing facility! Our newly opened 47,800 square foot expansion showcases a new med/surg department, new space for our growing multi-specialty clinic, state-of-the art radiology department with in-house MRI, expanded emergency department with enclosed ambulance garage and a rooftop heliport.
Our expanded surgery department features two updated, modern operating rooms, pre- and post-surgical areas, teaching consultation room, as well as dedicated entrance and waiting area. Our Physicians, anesthesia and surgery staff are committed to providing our patients an exceptional surgical experience. They strive to promote a culture-driven environment of excellence, quality, compassion and dignity.
Please join us to experience the difference. Other enhancements include a new main entrance with amenities such as our gift shop, Perfect Blend coffee shop, healing garden, history and donor recognition wall and additional parking for staff and patients. An additional 39,000 square feet of renovated space wraps up the construction project and symbolizes our commitment to the patient-centered model of care.
We are located in BEAUTIFUL, scenic, and peaceful Southwest Wisconsin. The rolling hills offer lots of opportunity for the sports enthusiast (biking, hiking, ATV/UTV trails, running/walking). The Mississippi is literally 15 minutes from our hospital and offers fantastic boating, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing and amazing fishing too! Ski resorts within 30 minutes of our facility. Madison WI is 1.5 hours, Dubuque IA is 30 minutes, Chicago IL is 3.5 hours.....we're in the heart of the Tri-States!
Job Specific Duties – other duties may be assigned
- Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures demonstrating quality images for radiologist review and participates in reading session with radiologist, contributing technical, professional knowledge and observation to aid in the final diagnostic impression when necessary.
- Correlates clinical history, pertinent lab data and imaging studies with the exam to be performed, and consults with ordering physician(s) as necessary.
- Greets/introduces self to patient, confirms proper patient identification, and prepares patient for procedures providing instructions to obtain desired results, gain cooperation and minimize anxiety.
- Selects and operates ultrasound equipment and associated devices to achieve desired results.
- Immobilizes patients as required for appropriate examination.
- Determines ultrasonic frequencies and appropriate transducers for the anatomic area of interest.
- Evaluates images for technical quality, assuring proper identification is recorded.
- Verifies informed consent for and assists a licensed practitioner with interventional procedures, needle localizations, aspirations, biopsies and amniocentesis.
- Performs ultrasound exams on neonates, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients at all levels of acuity, according to physician orders and department policies and procedures. Whenever applicable, demonstrates understanding of the needs of specific age groups in terms of their physical and motor development, psychosocial development and intellectual/language development.
- Communicates with physicians and patient care areas regarding non-scheduled exams. Coordinates pre-exam, exam and post-exam activities to ensure accurate and timely outcomes.
- Assumes responsibility for accurate patient information on all films, radiology requisitions and in the PACS. Delivers completed exams.
- Enters post procedure information and changes into the Radiology Information System (RIS) to assure an accurate bill and radiology history for each patient.
- Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and needed repairs. Ensures necessary maintenance and repairs are completed in an efficient and timely manner.
- Demonstrates knowledge of test standards to adequately perform quality control tests on assigned equipment. Records and reports results to appropriate personnel.
- Maintains necessary inventory/equipment in ultrasound area. Rotates stock often to eliminate outdated items.
- Performs on call exams, recognizing emergency situations and demonstrating competency in managing the situation. Calls reports to the ordering physician, nursing units and Emergency Department as requested.
- Maintains professional acumen through active association with professional organizations; attends in-service educational programs and department meetings. Meets CME requirements as set forth by the ARDMS to remain in active status.
- Assists in the clinical instruction of allied health students, medical students and physicians, and evaluates new equipment and products for possible future use.
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Paid Sick Leave
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