Education: Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technologist program.
Licensure, Certification and Registration: Registry eligible and within two years of graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or registered as a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Vascular Technologist (RVT) by The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS or registered as a Technologist (RT) or registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or registered as a Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Registered Vascular Sonography (RVS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
Performs sonography in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
1. Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
2. When ordered, prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice. Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate.
3. Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate imaging parameters. Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
4. Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s). Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results. Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patient and repeating procedure. Enters, transmits and reports scan results.
Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, a 204 bed facility, opened in 1992 and is located in Hollywood, Florida. Compassionate, patient- and family-centered care has helped to make Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital a world-class pediatric hospital that often ranks in the nation's top 1-2% in patient satisfaction (Press Ganey). Thanks to exemplary medical expertise, advanced technology and exclusive pediatric programs, it has earned the distinction of being the leading children's hospital in Broward and Palm Beach counties. JDCH is the only Pediatric Trauma Center in South Broward County and is dedicated to the physical and emotional care of children. We're continuing to pioneer revolutionary programs that define the standard in pediatric care.
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