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Sonographer, Casual Day Shift

  • Location: Wadena, MN
  • Posted: Jul 14, 2017

Job Description

Position Summary:

Responsible for independent preparation and performance of ultrasound studies and supporting paperwork. Patients of all ages served. Implements and abides by Customer Service Standards. Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate. 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.

Essential Duties:

Supports the mission of TCH and related healthcare organizations through personal conduct and behaviors that contribute ideas and suggestions, is helpful and friendly, demonstrates regular attendance and punctuality, and adheres to organizational policies and rules.
Demonstrates concern for patients of all ages, visitors and co-workers.
Maintains confidentiality of information and privacy compliance.
Be a role model of TCHC Standards of Excellence.
Performance of routine/“stat” (adult and pediatric) ultrasound procedures in the inpatient, outpatient service setting.
Ultrasound procedures may include: Abdominal, Obstetrical, Gynecological, Breast, small parts, peripheral vascular ultrasound, intra-operative and abdominal vascular ultrasound. Procedures must adhere to departmental policy and procedure guidelines.
Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings and alerts the physician if necessary.
On the basis of exam findings, individualizes exam.
Responsible for efficient use of time in the conductance of daily laboratory operation to include procedure performance, exam processing, ultrasound equipment cleaning/maintenance documentation.
Keeps current on continuing education. Reviews new developments in the field and makes recommendations on changes that would improve the quality of the exam and department.
Participate in the departmental quality assurance/quality control program.
Assists with department training of new technical staff.
Ensures proper stocking of supplies within the Imaging Department.
Position may include mandatory participation in various schedules to include on call, day, evening, and/or weekend rotations or coverage.
Coordinates work schedule with Department Manager and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage.
Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care.
Assists with the daily operations of the Imaging Department.
Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies.
Reports equipment failures to service and department manager/supervisor.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Post high school training or equivalent knowledge and skills in the area of sonography studies required.
Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography program desired.
Excellent communication skills are essential.
Echo experience desired

Contact Information

Katie Polman
HR Generalist
Tri-County Health Care
415 Jefferson Street N • Wadena, MN 56482
D: 218-631-7585 Fax: 218-631-5214

Email: katie.polman@tchc.org

Employment Type

Casual

Schedule Information

Hours: Casual

Schedule: Day Shift

Tri-County Health Care

415 Jefferson Street North
Wadena, MN 56482

Opened: 1925

Phone: (218) 631-3510

Web: http://www.tchc.org

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