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Sonographer

Company: Nebraska Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of JobCoordinates and performs vascular procedures.Job RequirementsEducationAmerican Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered or board eligible required.ExperienceNo experience required.License/CertificationsCurrent American Heart Association or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered or board eligible required.Skills/Knowledge/AbilitiesAbility to effectively communicate and interact with patients and family members as well as hospital personnel and coworkers required.Ability to effectively organize work in order to perform several tasks at once required.Physical RequirementsWeight DemandsMedium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.Physical ActivityNot necessary for the position (0%):ClimbingCrawlingOccasionally Performed (1%-33%):Distinguish colorsKneelingSittingFrequently Performed (34%-66%):BalancingCarryingCrouchingFingering/TouchingGraspingKeyboarding/typingLiftingPulling/PushingReachingRepetitive MotionsSpeaking/talkingStandingStooping/bendingTwistingWalkingConstantly Performed (67%-100%):HearingSeeing/visualJob HazardsNot Related:Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)Explosives (pressurized gas)Electrical Shock/StaticRadiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc.)Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that cause injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)Mechanical moving parts/vibrationsRare (1-33%):Biological agents (primary airborne and blood-borne viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)Occasionally (34%-66%):Equipment/Machinery/ToolsEssential Job FunctionsEssential Functions IExam performance/quality.Identifies each patient by ID band verification and birthdate.Ensures patient understanding of pending procedure.Cover appropriate body parts and position patient correctly.Follows appropriate guidelines and departmental protocols.Performs exams as priority dictates and as directed.Critiques each exam for technical and positional accuracy and makes appropriate corrections if necessary.Follows American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines.Check all films with Radiologist and discuss end results.Workflow management.Review orders for clinical and demographic consistency and verifies accuracy prior to exam.Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed and seeks opportunities to provide patient care.Understand and support the direction and workflow of the department.Maintain awareness of ongoing exams and assist co-workers as needed.Provide exam information and status updates to pertinent staff members.Relieves co-workers from procedures/exams as necessary.Be in the department and ready to work at the start of scheduled shift.Have processes set in place to allow for leaving at the end of scheduled shift.Obtain and consolidate all images, reports and history with completed exam information for review.Take call. Coordinates inpatient procedure flow. (Hospital Only)Provides management of ultrasound department workflow in the absence of the Lead or as needed.Systems/Cerner.Maintain a working knowledge of Cerner.Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.Consistently uses the Online Work list to monitor orders and order status.Verify correct images matched with order.Radiology Information System (RIS) knowledge.Consistently uses Exam Management for order modification, to document comments and film usage/repeats.Show a working knowledge of Folder Media and Order View/Entry capabilities.Consistently uses Film Tracking to document the movement of the films throughout their usage.Department Policy/Procedures.Ensures proper patient identification on all images to comply with department policies and procedures.Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.Demonstrates knowledge of department guidelines through responsible behavior/actions.Maintains updated ARDMS license.Ensures that call reports and/or other specifications are followed through.Report issues/concerns as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.Clinical Enrichment.Provides and monitors "on the job training" per Methodist College standards.Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.Provide leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.Confidentiality.Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with HIPAA.Maintain student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with FERPA.Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the "Age Specific Criteria".Provides appropriate patient care.Shows confidence and competency in all age specific categories.Ensures patient comfort and understanding of ordered exam.Completed age specific evaluation.Essential Functions IIParticipates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Nebraska Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Sonographer, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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