Job Description

Job Title: Sonographer
Job ID: 665456
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Muncy
Department: Radiology
Location: , Muncy PA

Description

Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes

Responsibilities:
  • Assists physicians with invasive procedures as necessary and adheres strictly to the universal protocol standards.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect. Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient�s fears and solicit their cooperation.
  • Ensures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system, all exams are properly networked to ISITE for archiving and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.
  • Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. Documents patient history in electronic record as required.
  • Obtains appropriate image documentation of cross-sectional anatomy in all body planes demonstrating anatomy, anatomical relationships and ultrasonic characteristics of normal and abnormal tissues and obtains and correlates ultrasonic measurements of structures/organs with data charts, anatomical normal measurements and computer data programs, where applicable.
  • Performs a variety of technical ultrasound procedures, correlating appropriate patient history, laboratory data, and physical findings, for the purpose of assisting in a patient's medical diagnosis under the direct supervision of a physician.
  • Utilizes appropriate ultrasound instrumentation for procedures and demonstrates knowledge of equipment operations, applications and scanning techniques resulting in optimized image data/documentation. Completes procedures according to protocol.

Qualifications

Completion of formal training in an Ultrasound program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
RDMS Registered or registry eligible preferred Must have completed Physics portion of registry Must obtain RDMS within 12 months of hire date CPR or BLS preferred Act 33, 34, 73 CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire Certified in at least one specialty within 9 months of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

 


UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $27.07 to $41.95

Union Position: No

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