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Sonographer

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. VMFH exists as a part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

We pride ourselves on excellence in service and hospitality by contributing to the successes of our staff and patients. As a team member at VMFH, you are provided unlimited opportunities for personal and professional development along with great job satisfaction. We would love foryou to come join our family!

Responsibilities

Job Summary:

  • Performs ultrasound examinations in accordance with department protocols and applicable regulatory requirements, and assumes responsibility for the safe, efficient and proper operation of ultrasound equipment.
  • Work is performed with respect to various specialty/sub-specialty areas (i.e. cardiac, general and sub-specialties) in a variety of healthcare settings. Incumbents may perform echocardiograms only if at SEH.
  • Incumbents are also accountable for; keeping abreast of FHS standards, protocols and procedures relating to the department; keeping skills current; demonstrating evidence of continuing education; attending department, local and national professional meetings; and availing themselves of individualized learning opportunities to stay current on new procedures, equipment or information.

Essential Duties:

Prepares/operates a variety of diagnostic ultrasound equipment in accordance with American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) standards and department protocols.

Delivers patient care for all age groups while performing ultrasound exams/procedures and/or special procedures.

Performs general office duties department operations to include; answering phone; scheduling; filing; maintaining patient records; ordering supplies.

Participates in the formal training of ultrasound interns.

Qualifications

Education/Work Experience:

Associates degree from an accredited training program in General diagnostic sonography, and recent completion of a twelve-month internship in diagnostic ultrasound (with at least six months in General ultrasound) or equivalent recent directly-related work experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.

Licensure/Certification:

  • Registration with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS); or
  • Certification in Sonography by the American Association of Radiology Technologists (ARRT).
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS Certification.

Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Tacoma , Sonographer, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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