|Location||Monroe County Hospital - Georgia|
The Sonographer position performs a variety of high quality, diagnostic ultrasound procedures along with performing M-mode 2D and Doppler Echocardiography.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.
- Performs high quality sonograms. Must be competent with various types of equipment and perform a wide variety of procedures.
- Performs echocardiography to include M-mode, 2D and Doppler Echocardiography.
- Follows exam-specific protocols established by profession and radiologists.
- Calculates M-mode, 2D, and Doppler measurements.
- Exercises professional judgment in the performance of procedures.
- Provides patient care essential to sonography procedures.
- Assists radiologist during procedures as required.
- Complete documentation associated with procedures.
- Applies age related factors appropriately to patients from pediatrics to geriatrics.
- Maintains professional relationships with members of medical staff, hospital staff, and patients.
- Maintains patient film and records as required by policies and procedures.
- Reviews image quality and completeness of each procedure to maintain high image quality standards.
- Ensures operation of ultrasound equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- Maintains competency in sonography technology.
- Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action and initiates life support measures.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
This job operates in a healthcare setting. This role requires regular walking to various locations around the hospital. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes, or airborne particles and some mechanical equipment. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of patient conditions and elements. The noise level is moderate to quiet. Frequent exposures to destressed patients, families, and visitors. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
This position and requires standing, pushing, pulling, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift or move objects and patients weighing over 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Working in dim lighting environment is required.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full time position in a health care facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holidays and weekends may be required based on the needs of the patient. Working during inclement weather will be required. Shifts may vary, but working hours may be up to approximately 12 hours.
Required Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or GED.
- Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) with registry certification in Sonography or graduate of a formal diagnostics medical sonography program and registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).
- Current, valid AHA Healthcare Provider training (BCLS).
- Demonstrated ability to perform ultrasound procedures in accordance with the policies and protocols in effect (assessed within 90 days of hire).
- Familiarity with the technology related to practice in the assigned functional sections.