- Great Culture
- Top Quality outcomes
- Nurse Excellence Committee (NEC)/Governance
- Leadership is accessible
- Located on the Gulf of Mexico
The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography. He/She is responsible for daily operations of the sonographic workspace, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). The sonographer maintains high ethical standards at all times and is self-motivated to increase their level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.
- Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
- Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
- Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
- Analyses sonograms synthesizes sonographic information and medical history and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.
- Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Director and/or scheduling team to assure workload coverage.
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and to demonstrate that s/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
- Ability to learn and use Radiology software packages such as Cerner, Pacsgear, Agfa PACS application.
- Ability to quickly learn and follow departmental policies and procedures.
- Maintain responsibility for all AHNP continuing and annual education.
- Must maintain all required registries and licenses to perform imaging procedures.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- High School Graduate, Satisfactory completion of approved medical sonography program
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
- Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in one discipline including Abdomen, OB/GYN, Small Parts, Breast or RVT or registry eligible with 12 months to become registered.
- BLS required
The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer uses Ultrasound to locate, evaluate and record pertinent anatomical, pathological and functional data to aid the physician in the diagnosis of disease and/or injury while maintaining the highest standard of patient care.