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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Job ID: R-29836 Job Type: Full time Location: Kansas City, Kansas
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Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II utilizes high frequency sound waves (diagnostic ultrasound) along with color and spectral Doppler ultrasound to assist in the diagnosis of a variety of conditions and diseases. The sonographer is responsible for producing dynamic and static visual images of internal structures, analyses of hemodynamics of vasculature and communicating findings to the interpreting radiologist.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department including, but not limited to working assigned shifts and being readily available when scheduled to perform on-call clinical services when volume dictates to help division maintain 24/7 coverage.
  • Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations, using cognitive sonographic skills to identify, document, and adapt examinations as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images and to use independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings and communicates findings to the interpreting radiologist.
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients. Introduces self to patient, properly identifies patient utilizing two identifiers, explains the sonographic examination being performed and answers any patient questions. Assumes responsibility for the safety and comfort of the patient while they are in the sonographer’s care. Notifies appropriate personnel if assistance is needed.
  • Selects and operates a wide variety of imaging equipment in an efficient and safe manner, coordinates examinations in the most efficient order and perform exams in a sequence which minimizes the patient’s stay in the hospital. Maintains working order of the equipment and completes daily and weekly QC as required. Reports equipment malfunctions to the supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Interacts with physicians and other technical staff to provide quality, safe and efficient care for the patient.
  • Maintains cleanliness and supply par levels of all rotational areas, empties laundry, follows eye wash station protocol and policy,  and utilizes high level disinfection (HLD) according to health system policy directed by Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization policy.
  • Provides instruction to sonography technical students, medical students and residents regarding sonography exams and equipment when appropriate. Coordinates with ancillary personnel as needed.
  • Assists supervisor with divisional paperwork as assigned.
  • Responsible for completion of mandatory educational assignments as provided by the supervisor.
  • This job description has been approved by the Radiology Director, Chairman of Radiology, and Executive Committee of the Medical Staff on May 11, 2017.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, which meets requirements by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (A.R.D.M.S.)
  • RDMS and RVT in Specialty Exams -(AB), (OB/GYN) and (VT)
  • RDMS (BR) Breast Specialty is required within six months of starting Breast Imaging Rotation
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Preferred:

  • Technical/Professional Training/Degree in: Registered Radiographer (ARRT)
  • Two-year experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/ Vascular Technologist, with the RDMS and RVT credentials
  • RDMS (BR)- Breast Specialty  through the A.R.D.M.S.
  • RDMS (PS)-Pediatric Sonography Specialty through the A.R.D.M.S.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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