Performs diagnostic sonographic imaging through the application of non-ionizing, high-frequency sound-waves for patients of all ages as directed by physicians. Maintains patient safety.
- Performs ultrasound studies (i.e. obstetrical, GYN, abdominal, retro peritoneal, small parts, pediatric, and vascular).
- Consults with referring physician regarding patients' medical history and selection of appropriate procedures and equipment required for proper diagnosis.
- Reviews charts, previous reports and requisition prior to the exam.
- Educates patients regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.
- Ensures patients' comfort and safety during and after the exam.
- Assists with scheduling of patients and schedules all emergency patients for diagnostic ultrasound procedures.
- Monitors all appointments scheduled for ultrasound examinations.
- Performs preliminary research on patients when preparations are not provided and determines priority of patients based on the daily schedules.
- Acquires, archives, transmits and prints images via PACS.
- Completes after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork.
- Immediately reports any malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator.
- Processes billing via RIS. Assures proper function of ultrasound equipment and notifies clinical engineering of any equipment malfunctions.
- Adequately supplies exam rooms with linen and related medical supplies.
- Assists with clinical instruction of ultrasound students and residents and in-service education of staff members.
- Assists with orienting new employees to the equipment, department procedures and scanning protocols.
- Demonstrates ultrasound equipment for staff and visitors.
- Potentially rotates through all diagnostic imaging modalities, sites and/or locations.
- Assists in new investigative techniques, procedures and equipment.
- Maintains the most up to date knowledge in the field through self-motivated education and attendance of appropriate conferences and symposiums.
- RDMS must be maintained and in good standing.
- If working within the Imaging Institute, performs non-invasive vascular studies to include veins, arteries, pulse volume readings and assist the physician during invasive studies.
- Other duties as assigned.
- No weekends or holidays
- No call
- 32 hour work week (4 days)
- Primarily abdominal, small parts, retroperitoneal, GYN and some vascular (DBT, Carotid) scans (No breast or obstetrical)
- Graduate of an accredited school in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and in good standing.
- If working within the OBGYN/Women's Health Institute, must be a Registered Diagnostic Sonographer (RDMS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) within one year of hire. Certification within OB/GYN (RDMS, OB/GYN) must be obtained within one year of hire.
- If working within the Imaging Institute, must be a Registered Diagnostic Sonographer (RDMS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) RT(S) or RT(VS) upon hire. Must have one certification within Abdominal (RDMS, AB), OB/GYN (RDMS, OB/GYN) or Vascular (RVT, VT) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) upon hire. The other two certifications must be obtained within twelve months of hire.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Complexity of Work:
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
- Minimum of one year experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer preferred.
- Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.