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Per Diem Sonographer Echo

Company: TridentCare
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 28, 2020

Job Description:

Tasks& Responsibilities:

o Responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing ultrasound exams according to the ACR standards.

o Operates the ultrasound equipment unders safe conditions and reports any equipment issues to the director of ultrasound .

o The sonographer maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.

o Verifies the written physician's order and verifies appropriateness of exam prior to performing

o Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.

o Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.

o Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history.

o Works closely with all the ultrasound dispatchers .

o Communicates properly with patients and ensures patient's modesty and privacy at all times

o Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care.

o Responsible to ensure that all required paperwork is collected and is accurate.

o Maintains adequate supplies.

o Participates in the accreditation process as needed

o Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating facilities.

o Completes the Sonographer's Observations form as indicated, according to the established procedures.

o Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.

o Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required.

o Completes the daily schedule in a timely manner

o Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area/department.

o Performs other related duties as assigned.

o Ability to effectively communicate with the facility medical staff

o Demonstrates good knowledge of medical terms

o Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information with each exam performed.

o Will work different shifts and"on call" as the need arises

SKILLS-EXPERIENCE:

o Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or Cardiovascular Technology Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is required.

Required Licenses/Certifications

o Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the specialty(ies) as appropriate.

o Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties if this job the sonographer will at times be required to stand, sit on the edge of the patient's bed, extend either arm for scanning, reach across with hand and arm, bend, or crouch.

o The employee must be physically capable of carrying out all assigned duties:

o Emotional and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the position.

o Strength sufficient to: lifting the ultrasound carrying case and other related objects (up to approximately 30 lbs).

o Ability to maintain prolonged arm positions necessary for scanning.

o Adheres to proper lifting procedures

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

With this being a mobile position, it will require the sonographer to adhere to all traffic safety rules and regulations at all times when on duty.

Keywords: TridentCare, Tacoma , Per Diem Sonographer Echo, Healthcare , Tacoma, Washington

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