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PRN Sonography Student Technologist

Kansas City, Kansas

Job ID: R-20123

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Overview

Our nurses are leaders and decision makers, working closely with physicians to provide the best care and most advanced treatments. On our team, you’ll work in an environment of respect and professionalism, and you’ll have the support to advance your nursing career in the direction you choose. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities for nurses at The University of Kansas Health System.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

Job ID: R-20123 Job Type: Part time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Position Summary / Career Interest:

The PRN Sonography Student Technologist under the direction of a credentialed Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Vascular Technologist utilizes high frequency sound waves (diagnostic ultrasound) along with color and spectral Doppler ultrasound to assist in the diagnosis of a variety of conditions and diseases. The PRN Sonography Student Technologist is responsible for producing dynamic and static visual images of internal structures, analyses of hemodynamics of vasculature and communicating findings to the interpreting radiologist under the direction of a credentialed Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Vascular Technologist.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department under direct supervision as stated above to include assisting sonographers, ancillary personnel and central transport with daily tasks and patient transports as needed.
  • Must be readily available for shifts as needed outside of regularly scheduled program attendance requirements. 
  • Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations utilizing cognitive sonographic skills to identify, document, and adapt examinations as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images and able to use judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
  • Aware of limitations and seeks immediate direction from supervising sonographer/vascular technologist and communicates findings to the interpreting radiologist.
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients. 
  • Introduces self to patient, properly identifies patient utilizing two identifiers, explains the sonographic examination being performed and answers any patient questions.  
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety and comfort of the patient while they are in the student technologist’s /sonographer’s care. 
  • Notifies appropriate personnel if assistance is needed.
  • Selects and operates a wide variety of imaging equipment in an efficient and safe manner, coordinates examinations in the most efficient order and perform exams in a sequence which minimizes the patient’s stay in the hospital. Interacts with physicians and other technical staff to provide quality, safe and efficient care for the patient.
  • Maintains cleanliness and supplies of hospital divisional area, fills gel bottles, empties laundry, completes High Level Disinfectant (HLD) checks and logs before each use as directed by HLD policy and stocks hospital division with linen.
  • Assists supervisor as needed.
  • Responsible for completion of mandatory educational assignments as provided by the supervisor.
  • Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.


REQUIRED:

High School Diploma

Is currently enrolled in the formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program through the School of Health Professions at the University of KS, which meets requirements of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (A.R.D.M.S.)

PREFERRED:

Registered Radiographer (ARRT)

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all health system employees. Learn more.

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Quote

The main reason I love coming to work is because of the amazing team. We promote a nursing culture that encourages kindness and teamwork, and I absolutely love that about our hospital. Riley Ferree, RN

Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Our robust medical, dental and vision package allows you to choose options that are best for your family. We offer life, disability, and accident insurance plus voluntary offerings such as critical illness insurance and identity theft protection.

  • Giving back

    In addition to the quality healthcare we provide, we have opportunities to serve externally in our community in activities throughout the year.

  • Team-based culture

    At the health system, we are a team. If you are highly skilled and motivated but don’t want to work in an “everyone for themselves” culture like many academic institutions have, this is your place.

  • Support and Resources

    We have a comprehensive wellness program with resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes free counseling sessions and legal advice options.

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    We offer tuition reimbursement for formal education credits.

  • 401(k)

    We offer a retirement savings plan with an employer contribute.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Nurse at The University of Kansas Health System? Review the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right combination.

  • Compassionate
  • Acccountable to Team
  • Takes Initiative
  • Possesses Integrity
  • Patient-Focused
  • Desire to Grow & Develop

Our Culture

  • Work with a team that supports you, in a place where you will feel you belong and will make a difference. We empower staff to put the patient first in all things – even beyond clinical care. We value people.
  • Driven to serve: Every employee makes an impact, regardless of your role – no matter if you’re in scheduling, facilities or clinical staff. We know that each step of the process ultimately impacts the patient.
  • Our leadership is approachable, open-minded, and adaptable to challenges in healthcare.
  • We demonstrate values proudly and consistently. Values such as diversity and inclusion are important to our staff; there is a desire to see this reflected by the health system internally and externally.
  • Even though we are a large organization, our employees feel the health system’s resources, culture and commitment to quality allow them to provide exceptional care for patients.
  • Our health system welcomes patients and cases that other hospitals cannot. This represents our commitment to care and our passion to challenge ourselves and be the best.
  • We are a true healthcare leader in the region, rooted in experience and excellence.
  • We offer unique opportunities for professional development, as well as convenient pathways for onsite continuing education among healthcare professionals and staff – from GED to CEUs.
  • We make a difference in our communities by improving the health and lives of our patients.
  • We also support our communities through Health System Employees Reaching Out events.

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