This positon will have call rotation, occasional weekends and holiday call rotation.
The Sonographer provides patient care services via sonographic exams/procedures utilizing ultrasound equipment as prescribed by physicians. Provides patient care essential to ultrasound procedures.
Patient Verification - Verifies patient and procedure/examination, order, and any if needed labs before beginning exam. Verifies patient using at least two (2) patient identifiers (name, MR #, DOB). Compares patient information on patient armband with patient chart or information in IDX.
Patient History - Verifies patient history and procedure/examination information. Obtains and documents patient information including history, pregnancy status, procedure(s) performed, and problems encountered. Produces quality images within prescribed amount of time; labels in accordance with established guidelines. Produces images that are complete and of sufficient quality to be easily read by radiologist. Images are labeled correctly including patient information and anatomical labeling.
Patient Needs - Assumes responsibility for provision of physical and psychological needs of patient during Sonographic exams and/or procedures. Introduces self and explains procedure/ exam to patient. Demonstrates respect for patient modesty and ensures confidentiality. Shows concern for patient comfort while obtaining the desired examination as ordered by the physician. Notifies nurse of changes in patient’s condition and administers basic BLS actions when required.
Infection Control - Applies principles of infection control procedures. Strictly obeys isolation and infection control procedures, standard precautions. Keeps equipment and probes clean as dictated by the infection control policy.
Quality Imaging - Produces quality images within an acceptable amount of time; labels images in accordance with established guidelines. Produces images that are complete and of sufficient quality to be easily read by radiologist. Images are labeled correctly including patient information and anatomical labeling.
Equipment Operation - Demonstrates competency in operation of equipment. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of sonographic equipment and its applications.
Time Management - Uses patient schedule to maximum efficiency. Ensures best use of time by careful coordination of patient schedules, setting priorities, efficient and productive use of time. Responds to changes in the work schedule as necessary, uses down time in helping other area(s) and/or other personnel. Ensures priority assignments are completed while maintaining a high level of quality. Maintains a harmonious relationship with Radiologist and all customers.