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Sonography Extern

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Job Type
1 Aug 2022

Major Responsibilities:

  • Competently operates ultrasound equipment to perform general and/or vascular procedures/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.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.

Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers┬ácertification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Education Required:

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited or approved program in Sonography.

Experience Required:

  • No experience required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) examination for Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation (SPI).
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) examination for Vascular Technology (VT) is required if performing vascular exams.
  • Completion of a minimum of twelve (12) months training in an accredited program in Sonography.
  • Clinical competency in abdominal, pelvic and routine vascular exams or those sonographic exams routinely performed by the hiring department. Competency must be verified by the Sonography Program Director.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to department, facility, and organization policies and protocols.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients and caregivers using excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize, work independently and manage simultaneous assignments.
  • Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change.
  • Knowledge of aseptic techniques.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, and twist throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to:
  • - lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist.
  • - lift up to 20 lbs. over the head.
  • - carry up to 40 lbs. a reasonable distance.
  • Must be able to:
  • - push/pull with 30 lbs. of force.
  • - perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs. with a second person present.
  • Must have clear speech, vision and hearing.
  • May be exposed to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and radiation hazards as well as blood and body fluids; therefore, personal protective equipment must be worn as necessary.
  • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

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  • Job Reference: 674256789-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Advocate Aurora Health
  • Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent