Job Description

Job Title: Pediatric Sonographer
Job ID: 697034
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Hours & days will vary
Shift: Rotating
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Ultrasound
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224

Description

Purpose:
Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment.

Responsibilities:
  • Assists with training of staff, student sonographers and physicians.
  • Assures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system; assures all exams are properly networked to STENTOR for archiving and interpretation. 
  • Ensures charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.
  • Covers call and off-shifts on a rotational basis.
  • Demonstrates ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect.
  • 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.
  • 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 or registered ultrasound technologist.
  • 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, or RDMS registered. 
  • 2 years of ultrasound experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • RDMS Registered or registry eligible. 
  • Must have completed Physics portion of registry. 
  • Must obtain RDMS in pediatric Ultrasound within 12 months of hire date.
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

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

Salary Range: $21.81 to $35.57

Union Position: No

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