The Ultrasonographer performs a wide variety of routine and complex ultrasound procedures. Less experienced Ultrasonographers will receive training in the administration of more advanced procedures. The Ultrasonographer is expected to perform Ultrasound imaging such as pelvic, abdominal, small parts and routine vascular examinations and may perform more complex imaging such as deep Doppler and guided interventional procedures such as biopsies and ablations as well as musculoskeletal ultrasound.
The incumbent records the images and relays a clinical impression as indicated. The results of these examinations are used to direct the course of patient care. The Ultrasonographer has knowledge of abdominal, pelvic, obstetric, small parts, abdominal and peripheral vascular physiology, and disease. With guidance from management and team leads, the incumbent performs clinical examinations on adults, geriatric patients, adolescents, and pediatric age groups. The examinations are performed in a variety of locations, including a level 1 trauma center and/or critical care facility. The incumbent has daily contact with professionals, patients and families and may assist other radiology modalities and/or clinical services. The incumbent serves as a clinical instructor for affiliated sonography programs, and participates in the instruction of fellows, residents, and visiting physicians. May be involved in the training of newly hired staff. The incumbent may also participate in clinical research, and acts as a clinical resource for other staff.
Minimum - Graduate of accredited ultrasonography program and/or registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS).
Preferred - Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Minimum - Previous healthcare experience
Preferred - Two (2) years clinical experience
Licenses and Certifications:
Minimum - Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS) within six months of hire and CPR certification required within 3 months of hire
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Self-motivated & directed with regard to increasing level of understanding and knowledge. Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and meet objectives and deadlines. Effective oral and written professional communications skills. Ability to demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors at all times. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy. Ability to comply with all HIPAA requirements Ability to use initiative and independent judgment. Ability to work independently. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with patients, families, healthcare professionals and external vendors. Knowledge regarding quality improvement and standards of care within practice area. Capable of demonstrating flexibility with demands of external/internal customers placed on operating functions of the department. Basic computer skills. Physical ability to lift and position patients and assist with patient transfers utilizing beds or stretchers. Ability to work overtime as needed. Demonstrates critical care skills to patients with higher acuity. (ED, ICU, NICU, PICU, Intraoperative Neuro MR, OR).
Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
This full time, 40 hours per week, position will have shifts scheduled Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. The schedule will also include two PM shifts and weekday, weekend and holiday on-call rotation at The American Center. Hours may vary based on the needs of the department.
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