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
- Performs ultrasound studies: abdominal, retroperitoneal, obstetrics/gynecology, small parts, neonatal, vascular and endocavity.
- Correlates clinical history with the test to be performed.
- Maintains CEUs required by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
- Takes call as needed.
- Provides clinical instruction of ultrasound students and other healthcare professionals.
- Provides imaging services through knowledge of PACS system to patient of all ages including maternal, neonate, and infants, pediatrics, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
- Performs duties necessary to maintain accreditation.
- 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
- Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
- Previous experience preferred.
- Must have working knowledge of ultrasound equipment, NIV equipment & accessories, cameras, patient procedural and patient care items, telephone, computer and calculator.
- All sonographers should obtain certification as RDMS and RVT (RVS) within twenty-four (24) months of eligibility.
- New hire registered sonographers must be RDMS and RVT (RVS) within twelve (12) months of hire date.
- Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
- Is able to stand, walk, kneel, sit, crouch or stoop with good balance for extended periods of time, exposed to patient elements.
- 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.
- Is able to push a stretcher/wheelchair with average adult patient.
- Physical presence onsite is essential.
- Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
- Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.