About the Organization
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives
Under the Direction of The Administrative Director and Technical Manager/Supervisor of Ultrasound, the Staff Sonographer shall provide patient services including vascular studies using multiple types of ultrasound units as needed in the department and portable, bedside if requested.
Performs mobile Ultrasound as necessary. Performs Ultrasound independently, consults the Radiologist as necessary. Maintains equipment, cleans and disinfects probes after each patient Assists the physicians with biopsies, drainage, etc. Performs Ultrasound Interventional procedures utilizing sterile technique. Presents examination education to the patient prior to exam, gives post procedure instructions pertinent to the exam performed. Performs any and all Ultrasound Quality Control necessary. Participates with Ultrasound data collection and implementation of Process improvement. Is responsible for inventory and control of specific Ultrasound supplies; uses supplies cost effectively. Introduces self to patient and patient’s family if appropriate; communicates with the patient, explains the procedure(s), alleviates anxiety. Interviews the patient to obtain patient’s medical history or important information regarding the nature of the exam being performed; documents that information appropriately. Critiques images prior to submitting for interpretation.
Registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography required.
AHA BLS required