Sonographer

in Farrell, PA

Sonographer Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    04578943

  • Req #

    4827509

  • Organization

    UPMC Horizon

  • Department

    Ultrasound

  • Job Category

    Imaging

  • Job Location

    2200 Memorial Drive, Farrell, PA 16121, US

  • Job Type

    Part-Time - Regular

  • Schedule

    12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Salary

    21.84 - 32.52 / HOUR

  • Remote

    No

Description

Grow with UPMC Imaging Services! Our new career ladder was created to help you grow professionally with opportunities to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint. This is a part-time position that will work 3 days per week from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm at UPMC Horizon-Shenango. There is a rotating weekend and holiday schedule. Apply today to learn more!


Purpose:
Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes.

Responsibilities:
  • Assists physicians with invasive procedures as necessary and adheres strictly to the universal protocol standards.
  • Ensures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system, all exams are properly networked to ISITE for archiving and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.
  • May be responsible for High Level Disinfection of devices, supplies and/or equipment
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient?s fears and solicit their cooperation.
  • Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. Documents patient history in electronic record as required.
  • Performs a variety of technical ultrasound procedures, correlating appropriate patient history, laboratory data, and physical findings, for the purpose of assisting in a patient?s medical diagnosis under the direct supervision of a physician.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect. Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently.
  • Utilizes appropriate ultrasound instrumentation for procedures and demonstrates knowledge of equipment operations, applications and scanning techniques resulting in optimized image data/documentation. Completes procedures according to protocol.
  • Obtains appropriate image documentation of cross-sectional anatomy in all body planes demonstrating anatomy, anatomical relationships and ultrasonic characteristics of normal and abnormal tissues and obtains and correlates ultrasonic measurements of structures/organs with data charts, anatomical normal measurements and computer data programs, where applicable.

Qualifications

Completion of formal training in an Ultrasound program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
RDMS Registered or registry eligible preferred
Must have completed Physics portion of registry
Must obtain RDMS within 12 months of hire date.
Employee must obtain required CPR/ACLS/PALS/NRP certifications within 1 year of hire/transfer

Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Required within 30 days of hire)Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting Act 33 with renewal Act 34 with renewal Act 73 FBI Clearance
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Additional Information

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