Organization: Highland District Hospital
The Sonographer delivers a high standard of care in the treatment, management, control, and diagnostic evaluation and care of patient. Effectively communicates and interacts with all members of the health care team, including patients, family, radiology staff, physician, nursing, and other allied health personnel. Follows prescribed techniques in administering general and specific ultrasound and radiology exams. Determines proper and desired exposure time. Arranges immobilization and support devices to obtain position of patient for desired results. Participates in continuing education programs and community educational programs.
Why join the HDH team?
Highland District Hospital is a critical access designated, 25-bed acute care facility. We currently employ more than 340 people and benefit from the services of community volunteers. Our medical staff includes over 100 physicians and 15 mid-level providers, representing over 25 specialties and subspecialties. While we are a community-centered hospital, we are also known for our technology and sophisticated healthcare services. Our service area includes over 65,000 residents from Highland County and surrounding counties.
The mission of Highland District Hospital is to serve the community by providing accessible, efficient, quality healthcare in an atmosphere of safety, compassion and excellence. Our values provide the framework for fulfilling our mission and vision.
At HDH we are always focused on doing what is best for those we serve and committed to providing a safe, effective, and efficient environment which promotes healing and growth.
Education – Required: Licensed by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Graduate of an accredited program in Radiological Allied Health. Experience in the field of Sonography. Active ARRT. Maintains state licensure.
Minimum Experience: Licensed by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Requires a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of Sonography with QA knowledge and use.
Competencies Required: Excellent Communication skills. Interpersonal skills. Attends all mandatory in-service and staff meetings. CPR certification. Participates in QA programs (specific mammography/ultrasound) and acquires data. Requires verbal and written skills to communicate to patients, physicians and radiologist.
Physical Demands (H): Requires motor coordination and manual dexterity. Corrected vision and hearing. Use of two hands, two feet, extensive walking, standing, twisting, reaching, lifting, pushing and fast walking or running.
Work Environment: The position requires a tolerance of a stressful work environment and the ability to follow and direct oral and written instructions. The position may receive exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements. Tolerates Emergency and crisis situations. Adapts to busy workforce and work schedule.
Work Schedule: Sonographer may work first, second, or third shift of eight (8) or more hours, including weekends and holidays based on needs of the department. Assumes on-call rotational basis. Must be willing to work according to hospital needs.