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Sonographer II

Company: West Allis Memorial Hospital
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Department:36320 Aurora West Allis Medical Center - UltrasoundStatus: Part timeBenefits Eligible:YesHours Per Week:30Schedule Details/Additional Information:Candidate can work three 10 hour days per week. We are open to adjusting the schedule to accomodate the candidate - so very flexible!3rd shift: 830p-630a30-40 hours avail per week.Days available M, W, TH, F, SatFlexible FTE: May take 1-4 nights per week, your choice of nightsNo call responsibilities1-2 holidays per yearMajor Responsibilities:Proficiently operates ultrasound equipment to perform general, vascular and/or cardiac procedures/studies. Accurately differentiates between normal and pathologic findings.Reviews patient's medical record to obtain necessary clinical information including patient history, lab results, and physician orders, obtains necessary clinical information from patients, and compares requisitions to physicians' orders to ensure exam accuracy.Positions patient and selects proper transducer and technical factors for accurate ultrasound procedures. Adjusts factors to attain the appropriate images. Ensures safety, mental and physical comfort of patient.Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.Accurately identifies and labels images identifying patient name, medical record unit (MRU) number, and location or position of scan on all images.Maintains records in accordance with various regulatory agencies and enters patient and study information into the radiology information system, and documents billing codes of procedures performed to ensure accurate patient charges.Identifies equipment performance issues, communicates to appropriate staff, and evaluates new products and equipment for possible future use.Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.Serves as a technical resource, role model and/or preceptor for students and staff. Acts as a resource to staff at own facility and throughout the system.Participates in a quality improvement, patient safety or cost containment project/initiative either at a site, market or system level and in the achievement/maintenance of laboratory accreditation.Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:Medical Sonographer (RDMS) registration with Abdomen issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Med Sonography (ARDMS) needs to be obtained within 0 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, andMedical Sonographer (RDMS) registration with OB/GYN issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Med Sonography (ARDMS) needs to be obtained within 0 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, andVascular Technologist (RVT) registration issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) needs to be obtained within 0 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, orVascular Sonography (VS) registration issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) needs to be obtained within 0 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, orVascular Specialist (RVS) registration issued by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) needs to be obtained within 0 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, andCardiac Sonographer (RDCS-AE) registration with Adult Echo issued by the ARDMS needs to be obtained within 0 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, orCardiac Sonographer (RCS) registration issued by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) needs to be obtained within 0 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, andBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months.Education Required:Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Sonography.Experience Required:Typically requires 2 years of experience in a Sonographer role.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:Proficiency in all general and/or vascular sonographic procedures routinely performed in the hiring department.Ability to use independent judgment to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.Ability to work effectively with others towards common department goals. Actively and positively contributes to morale and teamwork.Ability to effectively communicate with patients and caregivers using excellent interpersonal and communication skills.Advanced knowledge of aseptic techniques.Knowledge of and adherence to department, facility and organization policies and protocols.Ability to prioritize, work independently and manage simultaneous assignments.Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change.Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, and twist throughout the workday.Must be able to:- lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist.- lift up to 20 lbs. over the head.- carry up to 40 lbs. a reasonable distance.Must be able to:- push/pull with 30 lbs. of force.- perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs. with a second person present.Must have clear speech, vision and hearing.May be exposed to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and radiation hazards as well as blood and body fluids; therefore, personal protective equipment must be worn as necessary.Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the U.S. with nearly 3 million patients served at more than 500 sites of care in Illinois and Wisconsin, including 28 hospitals. We're redefining the standard for care with world-class doctors and caregivers, innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and leading-edge research and clinical trials. Combined, Advocate and Aurora are recognized for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties. Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the U.S. with nearly 3 million patients served at more than 500 sites of care in Illinois and Wisconsin, including 28 hospitals. We're redefining the standard for care with world-class doctors and caregivers, innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and leading-edge research and clinical trials. Combined, Advocate and Aurora are recognized for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties.

Keywords: West Allis Memorial Hospital, Lincoln , Sonographer II, Healthcare , Aurora, Nebraska

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