Job Description

Job Title: Sonographer Multi Skilled
Job ID: 684741
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: GLPP HHI Diagnostic Fr
Location: , Fredonia NY

Description

Grow with UPMC Imaging Services! Our new career ladder was created to help you grow professionally with opportunities to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint!

Purpose:

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 a willingness to learn new skills and a willingness to educate others in their areas of expertise. 
  • Serves as a resource for new hires and students.
  • 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.
  • Maintains flexibility to work within different clinical areas to support the needs of the departments and/or business units to ensure that staffing is adequate to support services across the enterprise. 
  • Maintains assigned workflow patterns at site based on patient volumes and continually communicates with supervisors and/or managers.
  • May be responsible for High Level Disinfection of devices, supplies and/or equipment
  • 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.
  • Works as team member within assigned departments to expedite patient care efficiently by demonstrating excellent communication and customer service skills. 
  • Effectively communicates with physicians, co-workers, managers, and patients in assigned sites and/or departments.
  • Able to perform general ultrasound examinations including abdomen, pelvic, and small parts.

  • Able to perform and create comprehensive preliminary reports for vascular ultrasound examinations including upper/lower arterial/venous duplex, carotid duplex, abdominal aortic duplex, renal artery duplex, mesenteric artery duplex, venous insufficiency studies, PVR’s & segmental pressures, ABI/TBI’s, thermal provocation studies and exercise treadmill testing using ICAVL standards and guidelines

Qualifications

  • Completion of formal training in an Ultrasound program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) required. 
  • When rotating between two or more specialties, must hold registry in each specialty.  
  • Performance review consistent with minimum of strong/ Solid performance on last performance review.  
  • 15% of Sonographers time must be spent in secondary specialty.
  • Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) strongly preferred.
  • 2-3 years experience in a vascular lab setting preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • RDMS Registered or registry eligible preferred 
  • Must have completed Physics portion of registry 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • 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: $20.80 to $31.14

Union Position: No

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