Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative, patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department.
Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
Under the supervision of the Technologists and Cardiologists, the Ultrasound Technologist Trainee (Intern) shall provide sonographic services to the patient. The Technologist Intern shall operate ultrasound equipment, process images, and prepare rooms; maintaining equipment and supplies. The Technologist Intern should be proficient in Echo and vascular studies. The Technologist Intern shall provide sonographic service in multiple environments including the Operating and Angio Suites, the Patient Room, the Emergency Department and in the Department of Radiology. All completed procedures must be reviewed by a registered technologist prior to the completion and presentation of the procedure to the supervising physician. The Ultrasound Technologist Internâ��s performance and behavior shall be both reflective and supportive of the Mission Statement and Core Values of the Hospital.
An emergency standby/call back system is in place to respond to physician needs for cardiac or peripheral vascular ultrasound findings in the ED/Trauma or Intensive Care setting. Access to all Patient Health Information for treatment.
Department Specific Duties:
Adhere to all department and hospital policies, including, but not limited to: time and attendance, dress codes, Kronos, documentation of credentials, and universal precautions.
Continually display professional communication skills and behavior toward all patients, family members, and staff members.
Demonstrates courteous and effective telephone etiquette.
Other duties as requested by supervisor as needed.
Back-up as EEG Tech as needed
Schedules patients while preventing scheduling conflicts. Verify physicians signed orders and complete scheduling documentation.
Properly establish identity and maintain patient confidentiality.
Faxing reports as needed to nursing floors and physicians offices.
Collaborates and assists staff members to perform diagnostic procedures.
Promotes intradepartmental collaboration and communication.
Participates in effective and timely problem solving.
Participates in preventative maintenance and trouble shooting of equipment and facilities.
Clean TEE probe per policy and complete documentation of test strips.
Complete procedures within 24 hours of order processed by nursing floors. Document and chart when order is completed.
Ensure each procedure is read by the appropriate cardiologist and charged correctly.
Perform echo, vascular studies, and TEEâ��s in a timely manner. Obtain patient history before procedure; accurately documents all relative information.
Follows department policy per procedure.
Correctly documents patient information in the logbook.
Graduate of an accredited school of ultrasound technology.
During Internship program, all procedures are completed independently, with final review completed by registered technologist.
Must be Board Eligible and prepared to schedule and take ARDMS Board Examination within 12 months of initiating internship program.
Current American Heart Association BLS Certification required (maintain current at all times).
Effective communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with patients, physicians, visitors and other staff members.
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Rotate
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.