Diagnostic Med Sonographer

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Feb 04, 2021

Job Description

Summary

Inside and out, you'll find what you're looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, Maine Medical Center has the depth and scope of services and opportunities that can challenge the new graduate or the experienced professional. We are committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals.
  • Position Summary
    • This is specialized clinical work performing and assisting with diagnostic medical ultrasound imaging. This is and entry level Diagnostic Medical Sonographer position.
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    • This 3rd shift position will cover the ED and inpatient with a rotating schedule of  8 shifts on, off for 6 shifts, 11pm-8:30am 
       
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Knowledge of ultrasound equipment, procedures, and techniques as well as anatomy and physiology at a level acquired through completion of an accredited ultrasound program. Credentialed through ARDMS in at least one of these specialties; Abdomen, OB/GYN.
    • Experience: Demonstrates competence in Ultrasound imaging as obtained through clinical training as part of education in an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. 1 year experience as a sonographer in a hospital setting is preferred. Experience as a sonographer in a large academic/tertiary hospital is a plus.
    • Proficiencies: BLS certified. Analytical ability to determine the best method to providing requested images based on the patient’s physical state and pathology in accordance with established protocols. Interpersonal skills necessary to explaining ultrasound procedures to patients to allay apprehensions and elicit cooperation. Must communicate effectively with radiologist. Ability to perform and/or adapt to the changes associated with different work environments and different equipment. Demonstrates compliance with the following: Ultrasound ergonomics. High level disinfection policy.
    • Other: Required to travel between facilities as needed.