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Job Title Ultrasound Technologist - GBH - Full Time Weekender - Rotation Location Bloomsburg, PA Job Category Diagnostic Services Schedule Rotation Work Type Full time Department Central Region Radiology Team Date posted 05/16/2024 Job ID R-62443

Job Summary

Geisinger’s state-of-the-art radiology technology enables our specialists to safely and accurately perform imaging tests to develop the best treatment plan for our patients. Part-time and full-time positions are eligible for participation in Geisinger’s Imaging Technologist Clinical Ladder program. The ladder level you qualify for at hire will be dependent on experience and certifications. Salary commensurate with experience. $7,500 Sign on bonus for eligible applicants! 2- 12 hour shifts of Saturday and Sunday 1 - 8 hour shift during the week

Job Duties

  • Ultrasound Technologists (Sonographers) are responsible for the administration of multi-frequency sound waves and other techniques for diagnostic, therapeutic or research purposes. A sonographer performs sonographic imaging procedures and acquires and analyzes data needed for diagnosis at the request of and for interpretation by a licensed practitioner. 

    Ultrasound Technologists independently perform or assist the licensed practitioner in the completion of sonographic imaging procedures. Ultrasound Technologists prepare, administer and document activities related to medications in accordance with federal and state laws, regulations, or lawful institutional policy.

  • Ensures correct order is obtained, patient is properly identified and prepared for exam, and that clinical history is corroborated and appropriately documented while respecting confidentiality.
  • Utilizes appropriate imaging protocol and optimizes technical factors while maximizing patient safety, optimizing patient care, and applying principles of ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable). 
  • Preparing and/or administering, as applicable, medications through new or existing vascular access site as prescribed by a licensed practitioner.  
  • Evaluates images for proper positioning and acceptable technical quality and verifies archival storage and/or transfer of data, post processing of data if applicable. 
  • Educating and monitoring students and other health care providers. 
  • Collaborates with a licensed practitioner in the performance of sonographic interventional procedures.
  • Ensuring equipment parameters for diagnostic and interventional procedures are of optimal technical and administrative quality as requested by a licensed practitioner.
  • Performing diagnostic, interventional, sonographic procedures as prescribed by a licensed practitioner or during appropriate educational activities.
  • Independently reviews symptoms and medical history to determine the correct exam for the patient.
  • Evaluate orders and requests for procedures to assure correct scheduling of patient exams.
  • Performs noninvasive vascular laboratory tests (if applicable).
  • Independently provides preliminary interpretation of the test results (if applicable), including level of disease, incidental findings, results, outliers, contradictory and unexpected test results, and need for additional testing, urgency of care and reporting to provider.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Position Details

The following certification required upon hire:

  • Certification by the American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT) as a sonographer or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) certification and
    • Radiology: ARDMS (preferred ABD, OB/GYN) credential required upon hire.  If vascular credential is required at site – ARDMS (RVT) or RVS credential must be obtained within one year of hire.
    • Maternal Fetal Medicine:  ARDMS (OB/GYN) required upon hire.
    • Adult Echocardiography:  ARDMS (AE) certification required within 6 months of hire.
    • Pediatric Echocardiography: ARDMS (AE) preferred.
    • Vascular:  ARDMS (RVT) or RVS credential required upon hire.

Applicants hired after March 10, 2024, must complete steps required for advancing to level 2 within 24 months.

Geisinger cares about not only its patients and members but also about you and your family. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to ensure that you and your loved ones can maintain good health, achieve financial stability, and excel both personally and professionally. We believe in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves. To learn more: https://jobs.geisinger.org/diversity

Benefits of working at Geisinger:

  • Full benefits (health, dental and vision) starting on day one 

  • Three medical plan choices, including an expanded network for out-of-area employees and dependents  

  • Pre-tax savings plans with healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSA) and a health savings account (HSA)  

  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage  

  • 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions  

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) plan that allows you to accrue time quickly  

  • Up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement per calendar year  

  • MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health while earning a financial incentive  

  • Family-friendly support including adoption and fertility assistance, parental leave pay, military leave pay and a free Care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones  

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Referrals for childcare, eldercare, & pet care. Access free legal guidance, mental health visits, work-life support, digital self-help tools and more.  

  • Voluntary benefits including accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity insurance, identity theft protection, universal life and pet and legal insurance  

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Radiologic Technology (Required), Bachelor's Degree-Related Field of Study (Preferred)

Experience

Minimum of 1 year-Related work experience (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) - Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI); Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Sonography (S) - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) - American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

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