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Sonographer - Full Time

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.

Job Summary:

Location: Medical Office Building - MWH
Address: 717 N 190th Plaza - Elkhorn, NE

Work Schedule:
- 32/40 hour split, e/o Wednesday off
- Clinic open Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:15am and 5pm
- On-call required at Women's Hospital

Provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures.


Essential Job Functions

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 and patient exam flow.
  • Be willing and able to fill in shifts or trade days when needed at anytime.
  • Heightened focus on efficiency.


  • 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 RIS/PACS/Navicare/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.


  • 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.


  • 32/40 hour split, e/o Wednesday off
  • Clinic open Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:15am and 5pm
  • On-call required at Women's Hospital

Job Description:

Job Requirements


  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered or board eligible required.
  • Graduation from an accredited Ultrasound Technology program required.


  • One year general and OB sonography preferred.


  • Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross 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 Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credential is required within one year of employment date.
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credential of the Abdomen (AB) and OB/GYN are preferred.
  • Participation in mandatory inservices and continuing education as mandated by policies & procedures, and as directed by supervisors.


  • 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 inservices 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

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

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) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
  • Occasionally (34%-66%):
    • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

About Methodist:

Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.

Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

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Date Posted July 23, 2023
Date Closes October 30, 2023
Requisition JR102202
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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