Sonographer (Echo & Vascular)
Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
Purpose of Job
Coordinates and performs vascular/echo procedures.
Not necessary for the position (0%):
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Identifies each patient by ID band verification and birth date.
Ensures patient understanding of pending procedure.
Cover appropriate body parts and position patient correctly.
Follows appropriate guidelines and departmental protocols.
Performs exams as priority dictates and as directed.
Critiques each exam for technical and positional accuracy and makes appropriate corrections if necessary.
Review orders for clinical and demographic consistency and verifies accuracy prior to exam.
Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed and seeks opportunities to provide patient care.
Understand and support the direction and workflow of the department.
Maintain awareness of ongoing exams and assist co-workers as needed.
Provide exam information and status updates to pertinent staff members.
Relieves co-workers from procedures/exams as necessary.
Be in the department and ready to work at the start of scheduled shift.
Have processes set in place to allow for leaving at the end of scheduled shift.
Obtain and consolidate all images, reports and history with completed exam information for review.
Take call. Coordinates inpatient procedure flow. (Hospital Only)
Maintain a working knowledge of Cerner.
Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.
Consistently uses the Online Worklist to monitor orders and order status.
Verify correct images matched with order.
Able to perform clean up functions on PACS workstation.
Ensures proper patient identification on all images to comply with department policies and procedures.
Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.
Demonstrates knowledge of department guidelines through responsible behavior/actions.
Maintains updated ARDMS license.
Ensures that call reports and/or other specifications are followed through.
Report issues/concerns as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.
Provides and monitors on the job training per Methodist College standards.
Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.
Provide leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.
Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.
Provides appropriate patient care.
Shows confidence and competency in all age specific categories.
Ensures patient comfort and understanding of ordered exam.
Coordinates and performs echo/vascular procedures according to the department policy and procedures approved by the Medical Director's and Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography (ICAEL)/Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) governing body using digital imaging.
Selects from work list 100% of the time or follows the correct down time guidelines for patient demographic information in order to pass the information to medical records.
Works closely with IT when the work list is not working. IT feedback and notification of manual scanning of finalized results for medical records.
Competency check list on each procedure by technical director (echo/vascular).
Obtains accurate patient history, appropriate indications for the study and critical measurements for physician interpretation.
Acquires all images digitally in Xcelera and assigned the images to a Cardiologist/Vascular Surgeon for final interpretation and report.
Educates patient on procedure and confirms understanding PRIOR to beginning the procedure.
Log each patient on log sheet and bill appropriately in Cerner following the procedure.
Provide critical lab results to the ordering department and provide instruction to repeat back the results for clarification and understanding per department policy.
Document on log sheet who the critical lab result was provided to with confirmation the results were read back to the sonographer. Initial log sheet after results are read back.
Round for outcomes on positive results.
Peer observation and feedback.
Collaborates in maintaining proper inventory and works with IT and Bio-Med when equipment or system goes down.
Keeps manager informed of maintenance issues and IT system issues.
Feedback from IT (PACS project manager).
Feedback from Bio-Med on ultrasound and SAP equipment issues.
Works the monthly assignments fairly and in the best interest of the department.
Feedback from peers.
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
| Date Posted
December 29, 2017
| Date Closes
February 27, 2018
| Located In
| Work At
NE Methodist Hospital
Non Invasive C/V Lab
varies hours per week
| SOC Category
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