ULTRASONOGRAPHER - UHC RADIOLOGY - PRN (JOB ID: 1993)
1. Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
2. Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record and adapt procedure as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
3. Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
4. Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physicians.
5. Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Manager and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage.
6. Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer’s care.
7. Assist with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory.
Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies.
Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies.
Participates in after hour and holiday on-call rotation responsibility specific to department needs.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Is able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients.
Is able to assess the patient's status, communicate effectively, and provide care for each age group.
Abides all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization’s mission and vision.
A. High school graduate or equivalent.
B. Preferred graduate from a formal Medical Sonography Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Education
Program (CAAHEP) is required.
C. Certification by American Registry for Diagnostic Medical
Sonography (ARDMS) within one year.
D. Preferred registered by ARRT/licensed by Louisiana in diagnostic radiology.
E. Certified in CPR within 30 days of employment and recertified prior to expiration.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
· Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
· May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas