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Ultrasound Technologist

Company: Ansible Government Solutions
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is currently recruiting multiple Ultrasound Technologists to support the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System located at 6900 N Pecos Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89086. Various shifts schedules are available.

Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Federal customers with solutions in many arenas. Our customers face wide-ranging challenges in the fields of national security, health care, and information technology. To address these challenges, we employ intelligent and committed staff who take care of our customers success as if it is their own.

Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with employees at varying grade levels
  • Ability to provide, or provide for, staff development and training
  • Ability to manage and supervise employees if required
  • Provide the overall knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct diagnostic ultrasound examinations in complex and unusual cases
  • Ability to perform diagnostic ultrasound examination on multiple areas of the body, including, but not limited to, the abdomen, pelvis, transvaginal, chest, small parts, thyroid, breast, and scrotum
  • Ability to perform vascular studies such as vertebral, renal artery, aortic aneurysm, portal-systemic shunts, etc
  • Ability to assist radiologists with biopsy procedures determining the location, depth, and required needle angle for the lesion to be sampled
  • Ability to assist in surgical procedures and fluid aspirations
  • Performs ultrasound examinations of the abdomen, neck, chest and extremities, retroperitoneal space for the purpose of acquiring high-quality examinations that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patient medical disorders
  • Advises radiologists of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing examination
  • Participates in the training of physicians, students, and radiology technicians so that these individuals may acquire an understanding of the principles of ultrasound and how it relates to other diagnostic exams
  • Makes multiple simultaneous settings and adjustments in operation of equipment to insure accurate results. On the basis of Radiologic findings, determines necessary ultrasonic procedures to yield definitive diagnostic findings
  • Reviews new developments in the field and recommends to supervisor those that would improve the operation of the section
  • Responsible to the radiologists and supervisor for the quality and quantity of sonographic exams performed in order to assure a high level of acceptability of images while minimizing the need for repeats or recalls
  • Keeps abreast of technological advances in the fields of Radiology and incorporates these advances and incorporates these advances into in-service educational programs for the nursing and physician staff
  • Responsible for explaining exams to competent patients in terms the patient will comprehend as well as understanding potential hazards that may occur as a result of the exam. May be required by procedure or patient's condition to monitor vital signs, recognize allergic reactions and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Receives and interprets radiology requests; inputs pertinent radiology information into computer. A register, requests, cancels and edits exams via the computer radiology information system (RIS)
  • Properly identifies the patient and the images; this is essential so that mistaken identity of images to patients does not occur; the sonographer must be certain that patient identification and the requests are identical.
  • Assists radiologists in the performance of exams utilizing surgical sterile techniques, such as needle biopsies/aspiration under ultrasound guidance. This requires "scrub-in technique," preparation of sterile trays, preparation of contrast, supplying of catheters and needles, sterile assurance of the patient and equipment that may come in contact with the sterile field with the purpose of assuring that all preventive measures have been taken to prevent contamination of the patient. This is done to minimize hazards associated with invasive procedures and involves the use of sterile packs, gloves, syringes, needles, catheters, cleanup trays, etc., after exam is completed. Adheres to hospital infection control and safety policies/techniques with emphasis on sterile technique; the storage of sterile supplies; the disposal of body fluids and 'sharps'; proper attire; hand washing practices; and continuing education

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Completion of an accredited ultrasound program
  • ARDMS certification
  • A minimum of one (1) year of proven clinical experience in sonography in a Level 1 hospital setting is preferred

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Keywords: Ansible Government Solutions, North Las Vegas , Ultrasound Technologist, Other , North Las Vegas, Nevada

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