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Providence Ultrasound Technologist in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling an Ultrasound Technologist to Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR. This is a full-time (0.9 FTE), night shift position. Schedule for this position is as follows: Thurs, Fri and Sat 8p-8a

$8,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

Relocation Assistance may be available for qualified candidates

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We are seeking an Ultrasound Technologist who will perform ultrasound examinations according to physicians' orders, utilizing a variety of sophisticated ultrasound equipment, taking into account individual patient's special or age-related needs.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

IMAGING SKILLS: Provide quality images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of all equipment

  • Perform and maintain competency in, Abdominal, OB/GYN, Small Parts, Biopsy and limited vascular ultrasound studies, demonstrating technical proficiency in producing diagnostic scans and the ability to recognize anatomical structures that are visualized

  • Record scan for permanent record. Assures an adequate clinical history is available which correlates with examination being performed

  • Develop and present images and related patient information to physician for diagnosis

  • Demonstrate competence in all areas of ultrasound positioning, physiology, procedure preparation and technical factors; operates all ultrasound equipment and can select and modify technical factors as needed

  • Assist physicians with invasive procedures as required

  • Adjust equipment to achieve optimal resolution, performs regular maintenance testing and minor repairs, informing lead/manager of need for outside repair

  • Function as part of the rotational "on-call" staff providing timely, high quality sonography services after normal working hours, as required

DOCUMENTATION: Gather complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to all customers

  • Routinely prepare examinations for interpretation to include: correct identification and processing of images, adequate clinical history, proper charging, accurate and thorough input of computer information and consistently obtains previous sonograms for comparison

  • Identify patient by checking patient’s full name and medical record number according to department procedure

  • Review patients' charts and orders to ensure correct examination

  • Label images completely with demographic, position and other needed documentation

  • Perform quality control and quality assurance, records results and reports variance from normal equipment function

PATIENT CARE: Provide for patient care and safety using professional judgment in accordance with policies and procedures

  • Provide for good patient rapport by maintaining positive and effective communication skills, alleviates patient anxiety and addresses patient concerns about side effects by explaining and instructing patients on the nature of ultrasound procedures

  • Provide respect for patient modesty by proper transportation of patients on and off tables and sees that patients are properly clothed and covered during the examination

  • Maintain awareness of patient status and takes appropriate actions to meet their needs

  • Communicate and use knowledge of related anatomy and physiology to ensure appropriate and effective care to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients

  • Strictly adheres to probe disinfectant policy and procedure

PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR/INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Practice professional communication, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that reinforces physician, patient and coworker respect and confidence

  • Maintain appropriate certification and professional expertise through continuing education

  • Use professional judgment and presents a professional image of competency to customers and staff

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Current American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification:

  • New graduates must be board eligible and obtain permanent certification within six months of hire

  • Current OBMI as a Medical Sonographer:

  • New graduates must have OBMI temporary license upon hire and obtain permanent license within six months

  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Completion of pledge to Image Gently/Image Wisely within one month of hire

  • Adherence to appropriate professional credentialing practice standards

  • Expert knowledge of anatomy and physiology, imaging principles and practices, as well as the ability to obtain high-quality images

  • Computer skills and knowledge of keyboard functionality

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience in diagnostic ultrasound

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Requsition ID: P353564
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Diagnostic Imaging
Job Function: Clinical Care
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Night
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 5002 PSVMC ULTRASOUND
Address: OR Portland 9205 SW Barnes Rd

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.