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Sonographer, 2nd shift, Davie Medical Center

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Bermuda Run, NC, United States
Job ID: 12794
Status: Full Time
Shift: Evening
Shift Details: Regular
Location: 313 NC Hwy 810 N

Overview

JOB SUMMARY:  

Performs quality ultrasound scans, provides observation summaries of scans, and assists radiologists andstaff physicians with invasive procedures.  Assists with patient scheduling, clerical and image processing function, and participates in the ultrasound call plan.  Utilizes advanced clinical and process knowledge to provide guidance and support to sonographers as requested.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Graduate of an American Medical Association approved School of Radiologic Technology, AMA approved ultrasound course, or CMA accredited program in Diagnostic ultrasound.  One year experience with patients preferred.  Associate’s degree preferred.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:

Valid registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and/or American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers preferred.  Registered in appropriate specialties within two years of hire.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs quality ultrasound examinations recognizing abnormalities and artifacts and taking appropriate action to enhance, eliminate and/or monitor.  Performs clinical studies in a timely and efficient manner, ensuring consistent workflow and high level of productivity.
  2. Maintains work function activities with others to accomplish work objectives by assessing various locations as needed to meet daily demand. Demonstrates effective teamwork skills to promote a cooperative work environment, assisting others as needed.
  3. Provides accurate data and documentation of information for departmental/patient records and utilizes appropriate electronic information system(s) accurately to retrieve and record patient/examination information.
  4. Ensures readiness of equipment and supplies to perform procedures including reviewing schedule of procedures to determine specifications for supplies.
  5. Provides emergency on-call back-up coverage after normal working hours responding promptly to emergency calls to facilitate activities between departments to ensure prompt patient care.
  6. Participates in ultrasound research and education processes within other hospital disciplines.
  7. Takes ownership and works with Sr. Sonographer assuring ICAVL accreditation.  Assists Service Line Leadership in providing education to staff using case study guides and hands-on training sessions.  Provides new physicians, residents and fellows with training related to ultrasound technology.
  8. Ensures correct charging of ultrasound procedures and supplies on a daily basis.  Assists the Sr. Sonographer in identifying and correcting incorrect physician orders and patient charges.
  9. Collaborates with departmental leadership to develop, implement and communicate departmental Quality Improvement initiatives.
  10. Ensures age/developmentally appropriate patient care is provided in accordance with Age-Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served to ensure patient’s needs are met.

  

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with physicians, staff, and other Medical Center personnel regarding patient care

Ability to communicate with patients of varying age groups

Ability to teach and provide instruction and assess quality of other sonographers’ work

Strong organizational skills

Ability to maintain a positive, effective working relationship with staff and leadership

Ability to work in a stressful environment and maintain self-control

Ability to use sound judgment in decision-making

Ability to multitask and prioritize