Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
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Radiology Technologist - Sonographer
at Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
|Title:||Radiology Technologist - Sonographer|
|Department:||Radiology - Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center|
|Job Status:||Full Time|
Radiology Technologist (Ultrasound)
SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.
Perform ultrasound and radiographic exams within the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). Assist medical staff in fluoroscopy and special techniques and procedures. Schedules patients and performs other office functions in a small department. Maintain quality control documentation. Responsible for diagnostic imaging in ultrasound, and radiography; works independently in performing these exams. Collaborate with radiologists, providers and other technologists to improve patient care while understanding that lack of communication can adversely affect patient health. Provide on-call services on a rotational basis. Works with SEARHC staff to create a strong team environment.
- Ultrasound. Performs diagnostic imaging using ARDMS protocols for the following exams: OB/GYN; abdomen; pelvic and endovaginal; small parts including breast, thyroid and scrotum; vascular, including DVT, arterial legs, carotids. Assists in special procedures including amniocentesis, breast needle localizations, pericentesis and thoracentesis exams. Flexibility to perform other ultrasounds upon request of radiologist. Receives patients, explains procedures, and selects appropriate equipment to ensure good patient care.
- Radiography. Performs diagnostic x-ray examinations including spine, extremities, head, chest and abdomen and bone density scans. Follows standard positions and views set by SEARHC. Assists radiologists with fluoroscopy. Receives patients, explains procedures and utilizes standardized techniques, settings and positions to accomplish acceptable results.
- Office Duties. Performs office jobs in a small department including, but not limited to: answering phones, scheduling patients’ exams, printing reports, retrieving charts, researching problems, ordering supplies, copying and mailing exams to various facilities, and helping providers. Collaborates with SEARHC staff to create a positive working environment.
- Documentation of QA and QC for SEARHC imaging modalities. Documents: patient exposure time to radiation during fluoroscopy exams, logs and times high level disinfection, and other information per Joint Commission regulations.
- Associates degree with certification in diagnostic sonography.
- Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound program
- Graduate of an accredited Radiographic program, preferred
- 2 year Ultrasound experience
- 1 year Radiography experience preferred
License and Certifications:
- RDMS certified or registry eligible
- ARRT certified, preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Extensive knowledge of the anatomy and physiology used in standard ultrasound and radiographic exams. Extensive knowledge of radiation physics and protection (ALARA).
- Considerable knowledge of digitized imaging and multiple computer systems.
- Skilled at independently performing ultrasound.
- Skilled in oral and written communication.
- Skilled in organizing and cleaning work areas and maintaining equipment in serviceable condition.
- Able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with radiologists, providers, patients, computer technologists, and SEARHC staff.
- Able to perform multiple tasks in a small department.
- Able to learn new imaging exams as required by radiologists or providers.
At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career.
We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
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