|Patient assessment is managed by using the appropriate policy, protocols and standards of practice. Evaluates the appropriate orders, documents, and patient responses before, during and after the imaging procedure. Interprets and initiates appropriate actions to changes in patient condition and monitoring data. |
Recognizes limitations and seeks additional assistance if necessary. Works with a high degree of organization, moving independently and efficiently from procedure to procedure and coordinates with other areas to ensure smooth patient flow.
Exhibits clinical expertise by demonstrating or developing proficiency in performing and/or assisting in procedures according to policy and procedures on all equipment in Ultrasound. Performs all ultrasound procedures in acceptable time frames providing Radiologist with high quality diagnostic images. Assists in all areas of the department as needed.
Provides patient education by assessing and utilizing methods based on the patient and significant other's knowledge base, communication skills, developmental age, ability and readiness to learn.
Documentation is provided by ensuring that the order for procedure, consent and appropriate screening documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner, while working with a high degree of organization to record and resolve problems, and follow through on any outstanding issues. Ensures that all images and measurements are accurately reflected in the patient's record. Ensures that the information is legible, concise, accurate, objective and timely, while meeting hospital standards.
Leadership is provided by participating in the PI process and identifying opportunities to improve patient care delivery, including collecting data, monitoring and implementing changes. Enhances the learning opportunities to other staff and effectively contributes to the orientation of team members and students.
Provides assistance by verifying patient data and exam ordered to ascertain accuracy, resolve any QA issues, move or delete images when warranted/requested, scan needed documents into patient folder, review images, and verify all are ready for the Radiologist to view as needed. Provides assistance by working with physicians on PACS.