All / Allied Health / Hospital

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/Ultrasound Tech – PRN PRN

Position Summary

Responsible for performing all assigned diagnostic ultrasound exams and vascular studies in a timely manner.  Performs procedures according to physician’s orders or per prescription on outpatients. As a member of the care team, the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure safe and accurate delivery of patient care. Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance.

Primary Duties

  1. Performs carotid ultrasounds utilizing 2-D, Colorflow and pulsed-wave Doppler.
  2. Performs abdominal aorta ultrasounds utilizing 2-D, Colorflow and pulsed-wave Doppler.
  3. Performs renal artery ultrasounds using 2-D, Colorflow and pulsed-wave Doppler.
  4. Performs peripheral vascular ultrasounds (venous and arterial) when necessary.
  5. Evaluates each test and provides physicians, when necessary, with preliminary reports.
  6. Exercises personal judgment regarding when to notify physicians of a test result immediately.
  7. Orders and stocks all supplies, anticipating future needs (i.e., gel bottles, gowns, tapes).
  8. Attends to weekly duties as designated.
  9. Ensures completed studies are available to the Cardiologist, Radiologist or appropriate physician.
  10. Maintains all equipment used.
  11. Maintains accurate logs of all studies performed.
  12. Performs abdominal and general ultrasounds.
  13. Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.

Staff/Unit Responsibilities

  1. Maintains current registration.
  2. Uses resources in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  3. Participates in peer review.
  4. Participates in developing other staff and affiliating students.
  5. Maintains and develops own professional competencies.
  6. Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation and collaboration.
  7. Assists in interdepartmental service coordination.
  8. Actively participates in the Performance Improvement and Utilization Review programs.
  9. Assumes a role in the maintenance of the patient-focused care delivery system.
  10. Assists in the coordination of unit operations.
  11. Assists in all aspects of care if the environment, such as dietary, housekeeping, infection control, and supply and equipment management.
  12. Attends 80% of in-services and departmental meetings.
  13. Helps provide staff to other areas of the hospital when needed.

 

Qualifications/Specifications

  • Education: Associate of Science degree in diagnostic ultrasound or certificate of successful completion from an accredited school of ultrasound. Bachelor of Science in Sonography preferred.
  • Licensure / Certification: Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) completed within one (1) year of hire date and/or placement into position required. Current BLS training completed within 90 days of employment or placement in position required. Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), with abdominal specialty, is preferred within six (6) year of hire date and/or placement into position. Certification is to be renewed by recommended renewal date on certification documentation.
  • Experience:
    • (RVT) completed within one (1) year of hire date and/or placement into position required. Current BLS training completed within 90 days of employment or placement in position required. Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), with abdominal specialty, is preferred within six (6) year of hire date and/or placement into position. Certification is to be renewed by recommended renewal date on certification documentation.
    • 2 yrs experience preferred. 

Job Overview

  • Job Title: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/Ultrasound Tech – PRN
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