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Per Diem Ultrasound Tech - Southwest Medical - Las Vegas, NV

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Per Diem Ultrasound Tech - Southwest Medical - Las Vegas, NV(Job Number:729778)

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others?  Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm)
Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare, is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to older adults, an outpatient surgery center, home health, hospice and palliative care services, plus E-visits and online options via Now Clinic telemedicine technology. Southwest Medical offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. Southwest Medical is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.

This position will support SM and the growth expansion of imaging services. The Sonographer must verify the patient demographics, ascertain pregnancy status prior to exams. The Sonographer is responsible for quality of images and communication with the Radiologists for interpretation. 

***This position will float to various SMA locations as needed for coverage***
Primary Responsibilities  
  • Following physician's orders, performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations. (OB, ABD, Small parts, and Vascular)
  • Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify record and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images
  • Greets, correctly identifies patient, prepares patient for examination and explains specific procedures to be performed in appropriate confidential area
  • Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history and communicates findings to the appropriate physician
  • Accurately maintains patient imaging records, utilizing the Radiology Information System (R.I.S.), and PACS / Synapse application in accordance with HIPAA and company guidelines, policies and procedures. Monitors the PACs / Synapse and RIS systems for database integrity and proper image transfer
  • Obtains pertinent medical history from the patient, prepares preliminary reports for radiologist and contacts referring physician when required according to established procedures
  • Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and ensures adequate supplies are available, contacts service as required
  • Assists lower level employees in the resolution of complex issues and problems
  • May also be assigned to other modalities provided incumbent is certified or licensed in those modalities
  • Will comply with annual mandatory Fit Testing as a job requirement
  • Responsible for operating sonographic equipment and for performing and communicating

Job Radiology/Healthcare Tech
Primary Location US-NV-Las Vegas
Other Location 
Organization OptumCare NV
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 3
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