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What you will be doing in this role:
This ultrasound tech position covers one of three Prenatal Diagnosis Center outreach clinics in Tarzana or other possible outreach location. The candidate will have a regular designated site and may be required to provide back-up coverage to the other sites. Training, competencies, and orientation will require time spent at the main campus location in the Mark Goodson Building.
Performs diagnostic ultrasound exams in the outpatient setting accurately, efficiently and effectively.
Uses approved procedures and protocols according to standards of practice for speed, organization, precision and accuracy based upon the departments' accrediting agency and/or department guidelines for exam protocols.
Maintains current equipment and exam competency as required
Operates, calibrates and maintains imaging equipment and accessory instruments used in imaging procedures. Recognizes and reports defective equipment immediately and marks equipment as "out of service."
Performs daily tasks such as creating orders, correcting exam visit type, charging for supplies, order medication, administration documentation of medications used by physician, and Time Out documentation.
Participates in the introduction and implementation of new procedures/protocols and in the evaluation of new imaging equipment.
Performs weekend and begin/end of shift duties such as forwarding the phones, updating portable assignments, cleaning and stocking rooms for the next shift, and sending out shift reports.
Participates in performance improvement activities and other team goals.
Answers and transfers phones, faxes, scan documents as needed.
Adheres to department productivity standards.
Assist physicians who are performing procedures. This may include preparing the supplies needed on a sterile field, loading the biopsy device, and ensuring that the sterile field is not contaminated. This assistance may also include holding the medication container provided by the Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP) to enable the LIP to withdraw medication and discard the container once it is empty.
Ensures that sharps, contrast agents, and biohazards are secure or locked.
Appropriately documents ultrasound scans and procedures, and patient and family education if relevant.
Previews ultrasound images and prepares preliminary reports.
Prepares quarterly list of abnormal cases.
Performs exams portably in MFCU and Labor and Delivery.
Follows the high-level disinfection process for transvaginal probes and updates the HLD logbook.
Enters charges into CS Link accurately.
At least 1 year of experience in a high-risk OB ambulatory clinic or other healthcare environment (hospital inpatient unit) performing diagnostic ultrasounds and working with MFMs.
BS or AS degree in a related health care category is preferable.
Candidates must have current ARDMS registry upon hire.
Must have a current BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR and AED) program from the American Heart Association.
NT certified (NTQR or FMF)
Prefer Fetal Echo certified or willingness to become Fetal Echo certified
Why work here?
Beyond outstanding benefits, paid time off, competitive salaries and health and dental insurance. We take pride in hiring the best employees. Our amazing staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.
Working Title: High Risk OB / Prenatal Ultrasound Tech
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