Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer / RDMS; Ultrasonographer

DCH Health System
Job Description

PERFORMANCE PLANNING

He/she performs diagnostic ultrasound exams as ordered under the supervision of a radiologist. He/she will train personnel as directed by Imaging Services Department Manager or Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Performs ultrasound studies: abdominal, retroperitoneal, obstetrics/gynecology, small parts, neonatal, vascular and endocavity.
  2. Correlates clinical history with the test to be performed.
  3. Maintains CEUs required by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
  4. Takes call as needed.
  5. Provides clinical instruction of ultrasound students and other healthcare professionals.
  6. Provides imaging services through knowledge of PACS system to patient of all ages including maternal, neonate, and infants, pediatrics, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
  7. Performs duties necessary to maintain accreditation.
  8. Provides radiation safety to self, patients and co-workers.
  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
  • Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
  • Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet.
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  1. Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
  2. Previous experience preferred.
  3. Must have working knowledge of ultrasound equipment, NIV equipment & accessories, cameras, patient procedural and patient care items, telephone, computer and calculator.
  4. All sonographers should obtain certification as RDMS and RVT (RVS) within twenty-four (24) months of eligibility.
  5. New hire registered sonographers must be RDMS and RVT (RVS) within twelve (12) months of hire date.
  6. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. Is able to stand, walk, kneel, sit, crouch or stoop with good balance for extended periods of time, exposed to patient elements.
  2. Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for medium work.
  3. Is able to push a stretcher/wheelchair with average adult patient.
  4. Physical presence onsite is essential. 
  5. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. 
  6. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
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