Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Description: Performs ultrasound examinations of patients as requested by referring physicians.
Essential Functions :
- Greets patient, explains ultrasound procedure, and answers questions.
- Selects the appropriate machine and probe to be used to obtain diagnostic information requested by referring physician.
- Applies gel to patient's skin, applies probe, and monitors equipment to obtain ultra-sound images.
- Processes film and reviews images to confirm that images meet radiologist's requirements.
- Prepares initial diagnosis by identifying abnormal conditions for review by radiologist.
- Uses ultrasound equipment to assist providers to conduct invasive procedures.
- Maintains equipment and examination room, stores film, and keeps inventory of related supplies.
- Prepares patient information files with patient identification, date of exam, referring physician, and exam performed.
- Prepares and submits reports showing the number and type of examinations conducted.
- Performs other related duties as directed.
- One (1) year of full time experience as a sonographer required.
- Completion of an ARDMS accredited or equivalent program in ultrasound technology required.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RDMS) in abdomen and/or OB/GYN required.
- CPR Certification required.
- Non-Registered Sonographers may be considered; however, Sonographers must have met experience, education, and training requirements; and upon hire, Sonographer must sit for and pass abdomen and/or OB/GYN Registry within one year of employment.
- Required to stand, push, pull and lift patients.
- In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.
- May be required to lift objects heavier than 50 pounds, perform difficult manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination skills, walk and stand for prolonged periods, see objects closely and hear normal sounds with some background noises.
- Must be able to adjust routine to accommodate patient or department without affecting departmental flow.
- Position requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption and attend to tasks for 20 to 45 minutes at a time.
- Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.
- Knowledge of customer focused service requirements of the organization.
- Ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with members and coworkers.
- Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
- Certifications such as breast or RVT preferred.