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Job Title:
Ultrasonographer, RPT

Posted Date:
4/22/2013
Closing Date:
None specified
Functional Discipline:
Diagnostic Imaging
Languages:
Ability to communicate in French - asset  -   -

Job Description


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Mission: Together, advancing compassionate, quality care.
Vision: An Exceptional Community Hospital - Setting Standards, Exceeding Expectations.
Values: Respect, Teamwork, Compassion, Trust, Knowledge, Accountability.


VACANCY NUMBER:
0000013140

POSITION:
Ultrasonographer

DEPARTMENT:
Diagnostic Imaging

STATUS:
Regular Part-Time

# OF POSITIONS:
1

POSTING DATE: 22 April 2013
CLOSING DATE:

BARGAINING UNIT:
OPSEU P&T

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill, Experience)
-Current registration with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or eligible to maintain active status required.
-Current membership with the Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CSDMS) & Canadian Association of Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP).
-Must be graduate of CMA accredited school of Ultrasonography
-Competent in abdominal, gynecological, small parts, neuro and vascular sonography required.
-Echocardiography preferred.
-Experience in colour doppler techniques preferred.
-Annual CPR Recertification.
-PACS experience preferred.
-Satisfactory attendance.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (Personal Skills and Attributes)
-Keen ability to prioritize and respond effectively to changing workload demands.
-Able to assist with interventional procedures.
-Demonstrates proactive attitude, and team player.
-Must be friendly, courteous to both patients and staff.
-Flexible, and open to change.
-Shows commitment to CQI and excellence in patient care.
-Must demonstrate excellent problem solving skills.
-Must demonstrate excellent scanning skill, and ability to be innovative under difficult conditions.
-Must demonstrate a high degree of professional commitment.
-Demonstrate strong computer skills.
-Ability to follow up on unusual or unexpected results, problems with procedures and equipment, etc.
-Willing to learn new procedures as outlined in departmental policy and procedure manual.
-Willing to perform ultrasound procedures at both sites.
-Demonstrated ability to support and embrace the philosophy of Service Excellence and Patient and Family Centred Care.
-Demonstrated participation in building a culture of safety and partnering with each
other to improve the safety of patient care processes and systems.
-Demonstrated performance reflecting the Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct
of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

ACCOUNTABILITIES (Major Responsibilities of the Position)
-Under general direction of the Diagnostic Imaging Manager/Medical Director/Charge Technologist, the Ultrasound Technologist is responsible for accurately and efficiently performing all routine images, safety and quality control procedures.
-Operate instruments and perform scans accurately and precisely.
-Tailor exams according to pathology imaged, and consult with interpreting radiologist.
-Operate, and maintain all equipment.
-Perform troubleshooting of equipment as necessary.
-Send appropriate patient information as required (faxing, photocopying, etc.).
-Participates in departmental continuing education.
-Review accuracy of all scans prior to reporting.
-Discuss scan findings with interpreting radiologist.
-Work with the students and/or new staff, teaching new instrumentation, scanning techniques, policies and procedures, etc.
-Carries out other duties as requested by Medical Director, Manager of Diagnostic Imaging, Charge Technologist or Charge Technologist Ultrasound.
-Work and travel between Chatham and Sydenham Campus will be required.

According to the French Language Services Implementation Plan, priority consideration will be given to qualified candidates who possess knowledge of Canada's two official languages.