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Sonographer - Vascular -Medical Arts - Full Time (1.0) Days

Department:  MEDICAL ARTS IMAGING

Job Details

Req Id    64401 
Department    MEDICAL ARTS IMAGING 
Shift   Days
Shift Hours Worked    7.50 
FTE    
Work Schedule    SEMC UFCW 7.5 HR-ED POST 90714 
Employee Status    A1 - Full-Time 
Union  UFCW TECHNICAL

Job Summary

Under the direction of a radiologist, performs  sonography procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail.  Performs a variety of technical procedures that will require independent judgment with ingenuity to apply prescribed sonography for diagnosis.  Assumes responsibility for designated areas of procedures as required. 

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Verifies physician’s orders in EPIC, prescription and on schedule.      
  • Selects appropriate equipment for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications.
  • Explains the test to the patient.  Instructs and assists the patient in assuming the physical position for examination.               
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.             
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.              
  • Selects a transducer and adjusts the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field and other specifications of test.             
  • Enters test data and patient information into computer and ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results. E=less than 2 errors per yr.  Follows proper work flow for EPIC/PACS.               
  • Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of the body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.              
  • Produces images of internal organs and records diagnostic data on PACS              
  • Utilizes all functions of the ultrasound machine including the calculations package .            
  • Uses Trophon per manufacturers instructions.              
  • Appropriately uses Clickview to write up ultrasound studies.              
  • Schedules patients to provide orderly flow of procedures through department.             
  • Maintains a clean and orderly suite for each procedure.               
  • Notifies supervisor of any malfunction in equipment to assure its proper use during patient care.             
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction.              
  • Has knowledge of hospital policies and the functions of other departments.
  •  Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population. 
  • Other related duties as required.                

Education/Experience Requirements

Required:  

  • High school graduate or equivalent.  
  • Satisfactory completion of formal sonography training through an accredited sonography program.
  • Must have some experience in sonography.  
  • Must be able to operate  sonography equipment.
  • ARDMS certified or ARDMS certification within 2 years of hire.

Preferred: 

Licensure/Certification Requirements

Required:  Must be able to continue maintaining credits to keep up ARDMS registry once
it is obtained.  


Preferred: 

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.


Nearest Major Market: Utica