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Operation of sonographic equipment, perform and c ommunicate results ofdiagnostic examinations using sonography.
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Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic ult rasound examinations.Exams include, but may not be limited to, abdominal , vascular, smallparts, ob-gyn, vascular, infant head/hip/spine, and int erventionalprocedures.Follow established departmental policy.Uses cognit ive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adaptprocedures as appro priate to anatomical, pathological, diagnosticinformation and images.Use s independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accuratelydifferen tiate between normal and pathologic findings.Analyzes sonograms, synthes izes sonographic information and medicalhistory, and communicates findin gs to the Radiologist.Assume responsibility for the safety, mental and p hysical comfort ofpatients while they are in the sonographer's care.Comm unicate effectively with the patient and the health careteam,recognizin gthe special nature of sonographic examinations and patient'sneeds.Assi sts with the daily operations of the ultrasound department.Completes exa m tracking/billing accurately on a daily basis.Maintains ultrasound equi pment and work area, and maintainsadequatesupplies.Establishes and main tains productive ethical working relationships withcoworkers, referring providers and commercial agencies.Performs other work-related duties as assigned.Assist in training of ultrasound students during clinical rotations.Performs other work-related duties as assignedProficient in the per formance of ultrasound procedures and does notrequire assistance from fe llow sonographers.Provide direction and instruction to existing personne l and training tonew sonographers.Assist in teaching of ultrasound techn ology to new physicians,residents, and fellows.Coordinates with other st aff to assure appropriate patient care isprovided.Reports equipment fail ures to the appropriate supervisor or staffmember.Participates in the ma intenance of laboratory accreditation.Perform other related duties incid ental to the work herein**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment withi n Imaging services.There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunitiesat each hospital within the health system.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Level Characteristi cs
Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is required (may substitute with ARDMS certification on or before December 31, 2000) Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography isdesirable.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements in for specialty (ies) as appropriate. Level I Must obtain ARDMS certifications in the following (Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular) as required by each entity within 18 months of employment. Level II Minimum of two years' experience as a Sonographer. Level III A minimum of four years' experience within specialty modality which they are seeking promotion BLS certification
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