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Sonographer

Company: Outpatient Radiology, LLC
Location: Casper
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Position Sonographers performs technical imaging examinations and works independently, performing complex and specialized procedures. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Ultrasound. Sonographers must be able to use a wide variety of imaging equipment and computers. Must be able to provide basic ultrasound screening of patients, employees, and students as well as maintenance and repairs, participate in QA, and resolve issues related to image processing and PACS. Sonographers must have the knowledge to make quick and highly technical decisions to accommodate physical restrictions and pathology. Sonographers must be able to resolve conflict and endure the pressures associated with a constantly changing work environment. Ongoing participation with ultrasound education, safety, protocol development, quality assurance, and technical advances are integrated with clinical scanning. Sonographers works independently, performing procedures on adults, geriatric patients, adolescents, and pediatric age groups while also performing patient assessment within the scope of practice. All sonographers work collaboratively with staff to prioritize and organize schedules and to triage routine and emergent procedures. Responsibilities for Diagnostic Sonographer Department Operations Performs ultrasound procedures as prescribed by a physician including; Positions patients for the proper view of the affected area; selects the appropriate scan images to be recorded on film; obtains essential information from patients, medical records and previous scans for clinical correlation; instructs patients about the proper physiological requirements for the procedure; Helps patient transfer to sono exam table and ensures adequate patient immobilization to perform the scan; knows how to change scanning parameters to improve a scan; obtains diagnostic sonographic images by scanning the appropriate body part of the patient with the scan head; develops the film; submits diagnostic ultrasound exam to physician for interpretation; operates portable sonographic equipment throughout hospital including operating room; assists physicians with ultrasound guided biopsy procedures. Assists in performing life-saving techniques (CPR, first aid) to the patient if necessary. Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination. Handles blood and body fluids and deals with infectious patients. Performs other duties that may assigned from time to time. Analysis and Communication Checks the order for complete information and proper exam or procedure and schedules procedures as needed. Uses two patient identifiers and conducts proper ultrasound screening. Obtains sufficient information to determine whether the exam or procedure should be performed immediately or within a specific time frame. Determines if additional technical support is required and follows the proper procedure for obtaining support. Adheres to established section and organizational protocols, QA guidelines, and regulatory requirements. Interacts appropriately with patients and all care providers. Alerts US Supervisor of any errors or problems. Knowledge and use of the PACS and RIS/HIS system for electronically storing images and patient data. Responsibilities Supporting Patient Care Performs patient assessment and screening within the scope of practice. Meets the daily goals of the workgroup by prioritizing workflow. Uses a variety of imaging equipment and understands the capabilities and limitations of each piece of equipment. Uses PACS and maintains expertise in data and image transfer. Notifies Supervisor or Manager when equipment malfunctions. Monitor's equipment to ensure it is clean and disinfected and inspects equipment. Checks the status of the imaging equipment to ensure the device is in proper operating condition. Performs testing to ensure proper calibration and optimal performance of equipment. Other Other duties as assigned. Maintains licensure, certifications, and ongoing CEUs for professional development on a timely basis. Education Minimum, Graduate of an accredited ultrasound program preferred. Work Experience: Minimum 1-year clinical experience Licenses & Certifications Registered by ARDMS, RVT CPR certification Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Positive attitude and willingness to work collaboratively. Self-motivated & directed regarding increasing level of understanding and knowledge. Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and meets objectives and deadlines. Effective oral and written professional communications skills. Ability to always demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and privacy. Ability to comply with all HIPAA requirements. Ability to use initiative and independent judgment. Ability to work independently. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with patients, families, healthcare professionals and external vendors. Knowledge regarding quality improvement and standards of care within practice area. Capable of demonstrating flexibility with demands of external/internal customers placed on operating functions of the department. Basic computer skills. Physical ability to lift and position patients and assist with patient transfers utilizing beds or stretchers. Understands/Demonstrates clearly the OPR, vision, and values throughout job performance. Ability to work overtime as needed. Demonstrates critical care skills to patients with higher acuity. (ED, ICU, and inpatients) Physical requirements Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/and or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Ability to transport patients from carts, beds, and wheelchairs. Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time. Ability to lift and position patients and imaging equipment. Hearing and visual acuity sufficient to perform imaging exams, observe patients, read monitors and documents, and hear equipment alarms. Deemed fit for duty. Shift requirements OPR is an outpatient facility that also contracts to our local hospital. Shifts will fluctuate and call, weekends and holidays will be required. Note: The purpose of this document is to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel so classified; it is not intended to serve as an inclusive list of all responsibilities associated with this position. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $31 - $36 Hourly Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Outpatient Radiology, LLC, Casper , Sonographer, Healthcare , Casper, Wyoming

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