The Methodist Hospitals ULTRASONOGRAPHER in Gary, Indiana
Under direction, and with the guidance of an American College of Radiology Board Certified Radiologist, performs Ultrasound procedures as requested by a physician. All procedures will be performed in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)
Assists physicians with biopsy and other invasive procedures, utilizing Ultrasound as guidance for needle placement and maintaining sterile technique as appropriate.
Organizes daily schedule ensuring patient throughput is efficient with patients studies being performed in the chronological order they were requested, with STAT examinations taking precedence over all others.
Performs a variety of complex specialized ultrasound exams in the specialties of abdomen, ob/gyn, breast, vascular, and neurosonography according to department protocol.
Utilizes high frequency soundwaves to differentiate normal from abnormal anatomy in a timely manner, while still maintaining excellent exam quality.
Prepares a sonographer impression form for each study performed to include a detailed patient history and diagnoses pertinent to the particular exam executed and obtains stat preliminary results on abnormal exams according to department protocol.
Reviews and correlates patients exam orders with patients current history and prior exam history to ensure that the appropriate exam is being performed.
Verifies correct transfer of images and exam information through PACS and RIS for interpretation by the Radiologists , and ensure correct charging.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Demonstrates standard knowledge of normal vs. abnormal anatomy.
Recognizes and diagnoses disease processes pertinent to exams performed.
Cognizant of critical findings and situations and how to address them competently in conjunction with critical thinking skills and good decision making.
Excellent knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology related to abdominal, ob/gyn, vascular, breast, and neurosonography.
Ability to adapt scanning technique to enable performance of exam requested at all levels of difficulty.
Ability to work independently and efficiently displaying confidence in diagnoses and images obtained.
Ability to physically assist patients on and off the table.
Ability to perform exams in the Ultrasound department as well as in surgery and at the patient's bedside.
Must be integrity, compassion, confidentiality, high discretionary level, and professionalism.
Self-motivation incorporated into a strong spirit of teamwork is also required.
- Associates Allied Health Required
- 1 year Healthcare/Medical - Ultrasound Preferred
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURES
ARDMS Certified: RDMS (AB) or (OB/GYN) or AART Certified: RT(S)
Vascular credentials of RVT (VT) or RT (VS) Must be obtained within 1 year
STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR
Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.
Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.
DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
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