Job Summary :
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary imaging team, the Technician - Ultrasound Peds , under the supervision of the Manager -
Ultrasound, performs the operational activities pertaining to the ultrasound imaging services to ensure delivery of a high quality Diagnostic imaging service.
The ultrasound imaging service provides inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and interventional ultrasound procedures on pediatric patients on a referral basis and conducts medical research.
Through the production of high quality images, the Technician - Ultrasound Peds is responsible to ensure a high standard of service is continually provided to all patients, parents and other hospital staff as prescribed in the patient care and facility standards.
Key Role Accountabilities :
Plans, prioritizes and organizes Ultrasound workload, ensuring the necessary patient care is provided to patients of all ages
Ensures that systems and standards that promote patient safety and safe practices for delivering patient care for the modality are adhered to as directed.
Provides modality expertise in reference to the Ultrasound service, assists in the maintenance and development of the Ultrasound service
Works under the direction of a physician or Ultrasound Technologist to ensure the safety of their patients, co-workers and the general public at all times.
Utilizes skills to assess a patient’s condition, often acute, decide on an appropriate method to obtain a diagnostic image from a range of options
Participates in standby and on call roster systems for the Diagnostic Imaging service, in imaging areas appropriate to training and qualifications, as designated by senior staff.
Adheres to departmental and applicable organizational policies, procedures and regulations relevant to the Ultrasound patient care team.
Maintains accurate and concise records of all imaging received by the patient using the appropriate systems.
Supports the Supervisor Ultrasound Pediatrics to manage and maintain a high level of expertise and reducing faults / issues effectively to guarantee the safe operations of the Ultrasound equipment, ensuring an efficient flow and optimal utilization of resources.
Implements directed change to effect continual improvement in services provided, and ensures compliance with all internal and external standards as well as regulatory and legal requirements.
Involved in the training and development of new employees on equipment and procedures in the area of operations in alignment with the departments and Sidra’s training objectives and plans.
Participates in and complies with quality improvement programs and competency assessment initiatives for the Diagnostic imaging services.
Participates in mandatory training and actively practices continual professional development in alignment with Sidra’s professional development programs to ensure maintenance of professional licensure / accreditation.
Monitors and maintains stock levels for consumables relative to the service.
Adheres to and promotes compliance with the hospital’s radiation safety and protection and MRI safety policies and associated codes of practice and takes appropriate action where non-compliance is evident.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
Attends divisional and other meetings as appropriate.
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Essential Requirements :
Licensed in country of origin as Ultrasound technician
Demonstrated extensive functional knowledge and clinical experience in Ultrasound
Demonstrated knowledge of Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving Communications Systems (PACS).
Demonstrated knowledge of the Joint Commission and Joint Commission International accreditation standards and radiation safety guidelines
Demonstrated strong analytical and decision making skills
Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Evidence of ongoing continual professional development
Demonstrated leadership skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite