Job Description

Job Title: Sonographer
Job ID: 55068543
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Ultrasound
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is excited to be hiring a part-time Sonographer! UPMC Presbyterian has a Level I (highest level) Trauma Center designed to treat the most serious life-threatening injuries – and the area’s only Trauma in Pregnancy Center. If you're passionate about providing outstanding patient care, we want to hear from you!

This role will be scheduled daylight shifts including weekend, holiday and call responsibilities. Additionally, this role will be primarily located at UPMC Presbyterian but may need to cover shifts at UPMC Shadyside on an as needed basis. 

UPMC offers a competitive benefits package and has a career ladder in place that allows you to grow professionally and provides the ability to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint. Apply today and find out where your career can take you!

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.
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.
  • Act 33, 34, 73
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $22.90 to $36.63 / 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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DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
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