This is a FULL TIME position, must have flexible availability. This position will be covering areas in and around Hickory, NC
TITLE: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
- PRIMARY FUNCTION/GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation
of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of
diagnostic examinations using sonography. It is the responsibility of the supervisor
to develop consistency in delivery of patient care.
- EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS:
Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the specialty(s) as appropriate to include RVT certification/ or Certification by American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) to include RVT certification. Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(s) as appropriate.
Experience: Sonographer with 1+ year experience-1 year experience in Mobile Sonography
- ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Performs all requested sonographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician.
- Prepares preliminary reports and contacts referring physicians when required, according to established procedures.
- Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.
- Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems.
- Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required.
- Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area/department.
- Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member.
- Provides in-service education team on requirements of sonographic procedures as requested by other members of the health care team.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Demonstration of Skills and Abilities
- Ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment.
- Ability to evaluate sonograms in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information.
- Ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, laboratory results, patient history and medical records, and adapt sonographic examination as necessary.
- Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed.
- Ability to evaluate, synthesize, and communicate diagnostic information to the attending physician.
- Ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team, recognizing the special nature of sonographic examinations and patient’s needs.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team.
- Ability to follow established departmental procedures.
- Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations.