The Sonographer performs ultrasound procedures to adult and pediatric patients for the purpose of diagnosis and/or treatment of anatomic and physiologic disorders. This candidate will also provide after-hours call-7 days/week and 24 hours/day on a rotating basis.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Performs highly technical sonographic examinations which produce two and three dimensional ultrasound images of internal and external organs for use by physicians in the diagnosis of disease. • Must demonstrate knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, the physiological nature of organs, and their disease processes. • Operation of sonographic equipment while mastering the proper technical factors necessary for image quality. • Performs sonographic examinations with expertise in specific sonographic protocols for use by a physician in the diagnosis of disease. Includes examinations in abdomen, renal, obstetrics, gynecology, neurosonology, pediatrics, and vascular (carotids, venous, Doppler). This requires explanation to the patient, in addition to the caring and monitoring of the patient to insure his/her wellbeing during the examination. • Incumbent will: a. Setup and assist in surgical and biopsy procedures b. Perform equipment quality assurance c. Calibrate ultrasound equipment as needed d. Using specific exam protocols for each age group (neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric.) e. Selection of proper equipment and transducers for each age group. f. Adhering to infection control guidelines for specific areas of a particular age group. Ex: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit or Surgical Intensive Care Unit. • Experience in handling the various age groups and any associated disabilities. • Maintenance of emergency equipment with monitoring on a daily basis to insure readiness at all times • Maintenance of sonographic equipment which includes routine cleaning and maintenance of processor with chemical replenishment as required. • Completion of equipment records in compliance with the standards set by the American College of Radiology (ACR). • Participates in continuous quality improvement surveys and completes variance reports for any unexpected event during a scan (i.e. patient fall). • Properly utilize the Institution's Information Management System (EPIC), Radiology Information System (RIS), and Picture Archival System (PACS). • Verification is provided that the code crash cart check is complete and discrepancies are reported. • The employee will provide training and clinical supervision of students.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS • Registry with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or • Registry in Sonography by the American Association of Radiologic Technologists or • Registry as a Radiologic Technologist by the ARRT and completion of registry in Sonography (ARDMS or ARRT within 18 months after date of hire.
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