The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer will acquire and analyze sonographic images, assist physicians for department protocols and standards. Must be able to take direction from the Radiology Director, Radiologists, and Physicians.
- Perform all general ultrasound procedures according to department protocols and standards.
- Assist Radiologist and/or Physician with special procedures (i.e. cyst aspirations, biopsies, thoracentesis, and paracentesis) following sterile techniques.
- Observe patient and equipment during procedures to assure patient and technologist safety and report any problems to the Director of Radiology.
- Must be able to transport the ultrasound machine to patient rooms, emergency room and operating room and perform necessary procedures.
- Must be able to work independently.
- Must be able to communicate effectively ultrasound equipment problems, to the appropriate manufacturer and Director of Radiology, and oversee timely repairs.
- Responsible for reviewing pending ultrasound orders for accuracy, communicating corrections to the ordering provider, and documenting special instructions for patient access services.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and License:
Graduation (diploma or certificate) from an accredited school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Licensed by the National Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in General and Vascular Ultrasound
Basic Life Support (BLS), required.
Minimum of one (1) year experience in a hospital setting.
- Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally.
- Must be able to offer assistance to any staff member whenever you see they need help.
- Must be able to be open and eager to learn new skills and grow in your current abilities.
- Must be able to demonstrate pride in ourselves through our actions, appearance, and demeanor.
- Must be able to take the initiative for your own personal growth, learning and development through continuing education and/or special training.
- Must be able to remain flexible, open and adaptable to change.
- Must be able to realize regardless of your title, you have an impact and ownership on patient care and Lower Umpqua Hospital.
Works indoors in an air-conditioned office environment.
Frequent use of computer and phone, and standard office machines. Must be able to stand, sit, stoop, twist, kneel, reach, push, pull using proper body mechanics and move/lift varying amounts of weight to a maximum of 50 lbs.