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CAR-SONOGRAPHER

Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Carson City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Positions Location: Carson City, MIJob DescriptionGeneral Purpose of Job:The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to; obtaining quality diagnostic ultrasound images and providing a written description of the exam to radiologists. Provides ultrasound guidance for biopsies and cyst drainage procedures as ordered by physicians.

  • Serves as a resource and provides training for student sonographers.
  • Provides other functions that may need to be assigned.
  • Abides by Carson City Hospital's Behavioral Standards.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and HIPAA Standards.Essential Duties:This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.
    • Maintains communication with physician's offices, radiologist, dept manager and staff..
    • Maintains communication with patient on any delays in their exam.
    • Understands and is able to use the telephone, including transferring calls.
    • Coordinates patient exams with other sonographers and performs exams to established protocols.
    • Reports to Lead Sonographer
    • Coordinates ultrasound exams with other imaging modalities.
    • Obtains quality images as outlined in protocols, and submits them to the radiologist for interpretation
    • Properly annotates images, noting areas of interest.
    • Provides ultrasound guidance during biopsies and aspirations.
    • Understands and is able to contact the on-call radiologist or on-call service.
    • Understands and is able to send images to PACS
    • Understands and is able to scan patient documentation into PACS.
    • Understands and is able to correctly identify charge codes and place exam orders through HMS.
    • Understands and is able to place orders for supplies in HMS.
    • Is able to assess the patient's needs for transportation and imaging.
    • Understands and is able to use office machines
    • Understands and is able to use the ultrasound machine to obtain images.
    • Understands and is able to contact service for the ultrasound machine.
    • Understands and maintains the infection prevention and control policies established by the hospital.
    • Understands and maintains the isolation techniques established by the hospital.
    • Follows hand hygiene policies and utilizes personal protective equipment as required.
    • Understands and practices body mechanics to lift and assist patients.
    • Understands and responds to Emergency Codes.Job RequirementsGeneral Requirements --- Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in physics and at least one other registry in abdominal, pelvis, or OB/GYN. --- ARDMS or ARDMS eligible with successfully passing of the registry within two (2) years of employment. --- Preferred - registry with American Registry of DiagnosticWork Experience
    • NoneEducation
    • Graduate of an accredited sonography program and registered or registry eligible in ultrasound.Specialized Knowledge and Skills --- Must have good communication skills, accurate writing and spelling, reasoning, and computer skills. --- Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job.Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Keywords: Sparrow Health System, Grand Rapids , CAR-SONOGRAPHER, Healthcare , Carson City, Michigan

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