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Sonographer

Methodist Health System Fremont, NE
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  • Purpose of Job
    • Performs and assists with diagnostic imaging.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered or board eligible required.
      • Graduation from an accredited Ultrasound Technology program required.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.
      • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered or board eligible required.
      • Registered in American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in OB/GYN required within one year of date of employment.
      • Board eligible or Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) AD (Abdomen) preferred within one year of date of employment.

    • Experience
      • General and vascular Sonography preferred.

    • Skills
      • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with patients and family members as well as hospital personnel and coworkers required.
      • Ability to effectively organize work in order to perform several tasks at once required.
      • Attends mandatory in-services and continuing education programs mandated by policies and procedures, external agencies and directed by supervisor.
      • Must be able to follow established Universal Standard and Radiation Safety precautions.
      • Position requires flexibility to accommodate fluctuation in daily schedule, including but not limited to overtime, irregular hours or on-call responsibilities.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Physical
      • Weight Demands
        • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
      • Physical Activity
        • Not necessary for the position (0%):
          • Climbing
          • Crawling
        • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
          • Distinguish colors
          • Kneeling
          • Sitting
        • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
          • Balancing
          • Carrying
          • Crouching
          • Fingering/Touching
          • Grasping
          • Keyboarding/typing
          • Lifting
          • Pulling/Pushing
          • Reaching
          • Repetitive Motions
          • Speaking/talking
          • Standing
          • Stooping/bending
          • Twisting
          • Walking
        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
          • Hearing
          • Seeing/Visual

    • Environmental

    • Hazards
      • Job Hazards
        • Not Related:
          • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
          • Explosives (pressurized gas)
          • Electrical Shock/Static
          • 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
        • Rare (1-33%):
          • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
          • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Occasionally (34%-66%): - Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I
       

      • Exam performance/quality.
        • 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.

           
        • Follows American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines.
        • Check all films with Radiologist and discuss end results.

      • Workflow management.
        • 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)
        • Provides management of ultrasound department workflow in the absence of the Lead or as needed.

           
        • Be willing and able to fill in shifts or trade days when needed at anytime.

           
        • Heightened focus on efficiency.




           

      • Systems/Cerner.
        • 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.

           
        • Demonstrates knowledge of Radiology Information system (RIS)/Picture Archival Communication System (PACS)/Outlook/Angel/mhsIntranet/Nighthawk.
        • Consistently uses Exam Management for order modification, to document comments and film usage/repeats.
        • Show a working knowledge of Folder Media and Order View/Entry capabilities.

           
        • Consistently uses Film Tracking to document the movement of the films throughout their usage.

           
        • Show a working knowledge of Order View/Entry capabilities.

           
        • Maintain working knowledge of Outlook and mhsIntranet.
        • Able to perform clean up functions on PACS workstation.
        • Maintain Working knowledge of Navicare.
        • Maintain working knowledge of Nighthawk.




           

      • Department Policy/Procedures.
        • 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.




           

      • Clinical Enrichment.
        • 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.




           

      • Confidentiality.
        • Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with HIPAA.
        • Maintain student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with FERPA.

      • 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.

           
        • Completed age specific evaluation.

      • Provides care for the optimal patient experience.
        • Actively participates to perfect customer service and communication by building a great team system.

           
        • Talking to others to convey information effectively with respect, empathy, and compassion.
        • Gives full attention to what other people are saying, asking questions as appropriate to better understand what is happening.

    • Essential Functions II
       

      • 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 ~ Living Our Values, and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.






































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Date Posted September 30, 2022
Date Closes November 29, 2022
Requisition 26353
Located In Fremont, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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