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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II

Location: Wailuku, HI Additional Locations:
Job Number: 751718 Date posted: 12/07/2018
Description:

Under direct and indirect supervision, and medical direction of physician section head, performs diagnostic, therapeutic, and biopsy ultrasound procedures.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs ultrasound studies and biopsy/aspiration procedures. Positions patients and provides immobilization means and patient counseling as required. Selects proper transducer frequency for performance of study. Reviews orders, prepares schedules and consults with attending Radiologists and Registered Nurses as needed. Recognizes electronic equipment limitations. Recognizes significance of all structures visualized sonographically. Determines artifacts as well as normal anatomy as appropriate for creating a comprehensive final study. Remains able to deviate from normal techniques when necessary to provide wider latitude of visualization. Collaborates with referring physicians to plan or arrange appropriate studies. Maintains daily records of exams performed.

  • Receives and double identifies patients using appropriate criteria prior to performing the study ordered. Ensures accruacy of information and data entry, while maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality. Captures required documentation in Radiology Information System. Assists with screening patients for contraindications to study or procedure.

  • Prepares sterile fields; prepares floor stock medications; ensures sterility of surgical packs, trays and disposables to be used in assigned area. Maintains appropriate and adequate supplies during the procedures.

  • Assists radiologist during procedures; capturing specific images and assisting with biopsy specimen collection. Operates and understands all features and performance capabilities of the US systems and tranducers/probes.

  • Post processes US images and prepares final Sonographer interpretation; prepares images for Radiologist interpretation, and transmits images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS system.

  • Reports equipment malfunctions appropriately.

  • Assumes responsibilities for the needs of patient during procedure. Provides service-oriented communication with patient; explaining procedure; answering questions. Emphasizes a personalized, individualized, compassionate patient care atmosphere at all times.  Dismisses patients for transport and/or assists with patient transport at end of procedure.

  • Provides instructions on appropriate safety measures to patients, family members, and hospital staff as required; ensures appropriate safety precautions are followed. Adheres to policy and manufacturer recommendations for operation and use of personal protection devices when operating disinfectant devices.

  • Functions as part of resuscitation team during Code Blue and/or Rapid Response Team situations.

  • Maintains all materials needed and linen supply on daily basis; maintains general order and cleanliness of room.

  • Orients and trains new personnel regarding subsection operations as needed.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year post graduate sonography experience.

  • Education

  • Completion of approved ultrasound training program recognized by CAAHEP; or one (1) year experience in a directly related area.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.


  • Additional Requirements:

  • Clinical ultrasound experience, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.


  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ultrasound experience in general, breast, vascular and obstetrics imaging.

  • Associate's degree in related field.
  • Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Memorial - Wailuku Tower 221 Mahalani St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: S03 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Ultrasound Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

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