Platte Valley Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) is an excellent place to work with a proven success of hiring and retaining quality employees. In fact, the turnover rate among our associates is approximately half that of Denver metro area healthcare facilities. A Culture of Excellence and Care Platte Valley Medical Center is proud of our Planetree Designation which represents the highest level of evidence-based achievement in patient/person-centered care. All associates at Platte Valley commit to the Platte Valley Behavior Standards that help to sustain our culture of excellence. We recognize and value that one of our greatest strengths continues to derive from the friendships and alliances found throughout the Hospital.
An Ultrasound Technologist II is an ultrasonographer who performs general and cardiac sonographic studies. Performs a variety of complex technical tasks utilizing high frequency sound waves to assist in detecting anatomical abnormalities. Prepares and sets up medical supplies, instruments and equipment. Completes scheduling, insurance and record keeping tasks as required. The technologist works under the occasional supervision of the Medical Imaging Supervisor, lead technologist and the Medical Imaging Director. The technologist will be scheduled for "on‑call" duties. Performs all other duties as assigned.
A. Education: ARDMS preferred. CPR required by completion of the unit-specific orientation and before working independently.
B. Experience: One year experience in ultrasound preferred.
C. Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities: Ability to operate Ultrasound equipment: manage patients during imaging procedures: follow oral and written instructions: communicate with patients, visitors and employees within the organization. This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients of all ages, including neonate, child, adolescent, and geriatric. Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient. (See “Competency Assessment” policy)