Responsible for daily operations of the sonographic laboratory, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). The sonographer maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.
- Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization
- Perform clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations
- Use cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images
- Use independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings
- Analyze sonograms, synthesize sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician
- Coordinate work schedule with Departmental Director and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage
- Assume responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care
- Assist with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory
- Maintain a daily log of patients seen / completes exam billing forms
- Maintain ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies
- Participate in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation
- Establish and maintain ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
- Complete annual education requirements.
- Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
- Report to work on time and as scheduled.
- Wear identification while on duty.
- Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.
- Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.
- Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.
- Communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the organization.
- Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
- Attend regular staff meetings and in-services.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Certified in General Diagnostic Sonography
- Certified in Echocardiography
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or must be obtained within thirty (30) days of hire
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of ultrasound services
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
- Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
- Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
- Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions
- Working irregular hours including call hours
- Physically demanding, high-stress environment
- Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions
- Pushing and pulling heavy objects
- Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients
- Position requires light to moderate work with 50 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry.
- Position requires reaching, bending, stooping, and handling objects with hands and/or fingers, talking and/or hearing, and seeing.