Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - OBGYN

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SUMMARY: Works under the supervision of the OB/GYN, provides patient services using diagnostic ultrasound for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures. Assists the physician in gathering sonographic data necessary to make diagnostic decisions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct sonography

examinations in accordance with infections disease, sterilization, and patient

safety protocols, policies, and procedures.

  • Assume responsibility for the safety of the patient during the sonographic

examination.

  • Review patient medical history and supporting clinical information.
  • Ensure that the sonography examination order is complete, contains relevant

information, and meets the standard of “medical necessity.”

  • Evaluate any contraindications, insufficient patient preparation, and the patient’s

inability or unwillingness to tolerate the examination and associated procedures.

  • Communicate with the patient in a manner appropriate to the patient’s ability to

understand.

  • Use proper patient positioning tools, devices, equipment adjustment, and

ergonomically correct scanning techniques to ensure patient comfort and safety,

and to prevent compromised data acquisition and musculoskeletal injury to the

sonographer.

  • Conduct patient clinical assessment and perform the diagnostic medical

sonography examination ordered by the supervising physician in accordance with

professional and facility protocols.

  • Apply independent, professional, ethical judgment, and critical thinking to safely perform diagnostic sonography procedures.
  • Apply independent judgment during the sonography examination to ensure that appropriate anatomical, pathological, and clinical conditions are accurately captured in the examination images.
  • Except as authorized by written facility policies and procedures, refer specific

diagnostic, treatment or prognosis questions to the appropriate physician.

  • As necessary, acquire additional ultrasound imaging to facilitate optimum diagnostic results for the interpreting physician.
  • Identify and document any limitations to the sonography examination.
  • Review examination images, synthesize examination results, and prepare the

preliminary findings.

  • Except as authorized by written facility policies and procedures, refer specific

diagnostic, treatment or prognosis questions to the appropriate physician or

healthcare professional.

  • Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality in accordance with privacy laws (e.g.,

HIPAA) and facility policies, and procedures.

  • Adhere to accepted professional and ethical standards.
  • Provide patient services consistent with the Scope of Practice and Clinical

Standards for the Diagnostic Sonographer.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma or equivalent required

Appropriate education and certification as an Ultrasound Technologist (RDMS) required

Must meet the requirements for Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

OB-GYN registered/registry eligible preferred

Must have a current CPR certification

Must have minimum of 3 years of experience

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must be compassionate, caring, dependable, and multi-task oriented.

Must be a team player, a patient advocate, professional at all times, and comforting to patients at all times.

Must be an effective communicator between staff and patients

Must able to identify patients with special needs and suggest support in the form of translators, social workers, etc.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $28.00 per hour

 
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