Job Information Renown Health Ultrasound Apprentice in Reno, Nevada Ultrasound Apprentice Requisition id: 146387 Department: 209701 Imaging Admin Facility: Imaging 75 Kirman Schedule: Full Time Eligible for Benefits, varies Shift: Varies Category: Allied Health Location: Reno,NV Position PurposeAn Ultrasound Apprentice is a student currently enrolled in the Renown Ultrasound Program. The position allows for an apprentice to productively gain knowledge and experience with direct patient care, while under the supervision of a licensed sonographer. The position will be a combination of didactic training as well as hands on clinical lab time. Once the apprentice has had quality time in the classroom and clinical lab, they will begin with direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed sonographer. The Apprentice will be learning and performing all diagnostic ultrasounds and procedures including:Abdominal, OB/GYN, pediatric, deep abdominal vascular, peripheral vascular, small parts and any disease processes in accordance with Federal, State and Joint Commission, ACR, and Renown Health standards and policies and procedures. The Apprentice will be performing all exams under Renowns ultrasound protocols as established by ACR, SDMS, and AIUM and adhering to all infection control guidelines as defined by Renown. All annual training established by Renown must be completed. Due to the intense nature of the Renown Ultrasound Program, the Apprentice must be able to train at variable sites, shifts, and days to ensure all areas of diagnostic ultrasound are learned. Program attendance is detailed in the Ultrasound Handbook. Due to intensity of the apprenticeship, there will not be classroom/clinical lab make up hours. The apprentice will learn to carry out the physicians orders by following established protocols and care standards to insure improved patient outcomes. In conjunction with leadership, this position is responsible for delivering patient care through proper execution of care standards, physician orders, and advanced imaging skills, while supporting the vision and mission of Renown Health Systems. Graduation from the apprenticeship will be determined by GPA and verified skills by the Ultrasound Program Instructor as specified in the Renown Ultrasound Program Handbook.Nature and ScopeThe major challenges to this position include but are not limited to operate a variety of sophisticated ultrasonic imaging units and reading and reporting systems. The apprentice will review images for identification, technique, and completeness according to the governing body of that specific modality, i.e. SDMS and ACR for diagnostic ultrasound. The Apprentice will function as a role model, and professional resource to patients, physicians, peers, and the general public in a manner consistent with the values and standards of conduct of Renown Health. The Apprentice is responsible for performing all types of ultrasonic examinations according to the modality he or she is specialized in and various exams specific to modality will be followed according to policy. The Apprentice will also learn invasive techniques such as: paracentesis, thoracentesis and biopsy exams etc. according to policy, and all exams including these types of exams will be followed according to policy.Examinations may be performed in the respective ultrasound department or any other department as required including portable exams. The Apprentice will perform other duties or assignments as requested by the clinical instructor including but not limited to; checking code blue carts, eye wash stations, blanket warmers, refrigerators, cleaning and maintaining equipment and the lab, and meeting all requirements set forth by our governing and accreditation bodies, Federal, State, Joint Commission, and Renown Health requirements. The Apprentice must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to patients served ranging in age from infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric, and meet standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age-specific competency standards. This position has the authority to make technical decisions that will provide the best possible sonographic image quality. This position must be proficient in the use of ultrasound imaging systems. This position provides direct patient care. Disclaimer The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.Minimum QualificationsRequirements Required and/or PreferredNameDescriptionEducation: Associates degree from a two year allied health program or Bachelors degree is required. Anatomy and Physiology, Biology and medical terminology is preferred. Experience: Minimum one-year experience with direct patient care is preferred. License(s): None Certification(s): AHA BLS within 60 days of hire. Computer / Typing: Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.