Job Description

Job Title: Sonographer
Job ID: 11402926
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7am - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday
Shift: Weekend
Facility: UPMC Horizon
Department: Ultrasound
Location: 2200 Memorial Drive, Farrell PA 16121

Description

Our Imaging Services team has a variety of opportunities available for Sonographers! We have a career ladder in place that allows you to grow professionally and offers the ability to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint. Apply today and find out where your career can take you!

UPMC Horizon-Shenango is hiring a part-time Sonographer to work weekends from 7am-7pm (Saturday and Sunday). This role may require on-call and rotating holiday responsibilities. Whether you are an experienced ultrasound professional or a new graduate, this is a great opportunity to earn extra income and gain experience!

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.
  • 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.
  • May be responsible for High Level Disinfection of devices, supplies and/or equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Completion of formal training in an Ultrasound program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) required.
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) certification preferred. 
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.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) preferred.
    • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Employee must obtain required CPR/ACLS/PALS/NRP certifications within 1 year of hire/transfer.
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS/ARDMS)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.84 to $32.52 / hour

Union Position: No

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At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

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CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
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