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Sonographer II

Location
West Allis, Wisconsin
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Aug 2022

Performs all OB/GYN diagnostic ultrasound imaging exams. Communicates results of diagnostic examinations to the interpreting physician.

Proficiently operates ultrasound equipment to perform OB/GYN studies. Accurately differentiates between normal and pathologic findings.

Reviews patient's medical record to obtain necessary clinical information including patient history, lab results, and physician orders, obtains necessary clinical information from patients, and compares requisitions to physicians' orders to ensure exam accuracy.

Positions patient and selects proper transducer and technical factors for accurate ultrasound procedures. Adjusts factors to attain the appropriate images. Ensures safety, mental and physical comfort of patient.

Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.

Accurately identifies and labels images identifying patient name, medical record unit (MRU) number, and location or position of scan on all images.

Maintains records in accordance with various regulatory agencies and enters patient and study information into the radiology information system, and documents billing codes of procedures performed to ensure accurate patient charges.

Identifies equipment performance issues, communicates to appropriate staff, and evaluates new products and equipment for possible future use.

Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.

Serves as a technical resource, role model and/or preceptor for students and staff. Acts as a resource to staff at own facility and throughout the system.

Participates in a quality improvement, patient safety or cost containment project/initiative either at a site, market or system level and in the achievement/maintenance of laboratory accreditation.

Scheduled Hours

1st shift, 3 days per week, Monday-Friday, 8-4:30. Position is located at OB/GYN clinic at West Allis Women's Pavilion. No call, no weekends, no holidays.

Licenses & Certifications

Medical Sonographer (RDMS) registration with Abdomen issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Med Sonography (ARDMS) unless department leader has determined it is not required, and

Medical Sonographer (RDMS) registration with OB/GYN issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Med Sonography (ARDMS) unless department leader has determined it is not required, and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months.

Degrees

Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Sonography.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 2 years of experience in a Sonographer role.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficiency in all sonographic procedures routinely performed in the hiring department. Ability to use independent judgment to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings. Ability to work effectively with others towards common department goals. Actively and positively contributes to morale and teamwork. Ability to effectively communicate with patients and caregivers using excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Advanced knowledge of aseptic techniques. Knowledge of and adherence to department, facility and organization policies and protocols. Ability to prioritize, work independently and manage simultaneous assignments. Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 674256786-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Advocate Aurora Health
  • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent