Are you interested in becoming part of an outstanding team of professionals who make patient and family-centered care their priority? We currently have the following opportunity for an energetic, skilled, and compassionate individual like you to become part of the Lake Health team.
The diagnostic medical sonographer reports to the Manager of Radiology and is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic and therapeutic exams using sonography. The sonographer positions patients for appropriate imaging following established protocols, explains procedures to patient and or family to reduce anxiety and obtain patient cooperation.
Produces quality imaging through proper positioning and system parameters. Maintains the safety of patient, family and staff.
Essential Job functions:
Perform radiologic testing on inpatients, outpatients and Emergency Department patients following physician orders, on the type of test administered, following established policies, protocols and standards. Maintains image quality within standards in the performance of all testing. Success measurable by evaluation of image quality, adherence to protocols and repeat analysis
Ensure safe administration of medications and contrast, following all standards, policies and procedures.
Provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served, by meeting their physical and emotional needs to complete testing/care in a safe manner.
Complete all necessary documentation and image distribution by following established protocols and procedures to maintain the integrity of the patient medical record, written and electronic.
Ensure the safety of patients, families, workers and physicians by following all safety policies. Complies with all personal safety policies and procedures.
Maintain quality standards through the performance of all quality control procedures. Recognize, communicate, correct and/or escalate any conditions that may impact the quality of care provided.
Supports appropriate billing through order verification, timely completion of RIS functions, complies with all policies and procedures required for precertification. Measurable through audit of patient charge errors, late billing reports.
Complies with all policies, procedures and standards in the performance of invasive procedures, includes patient consent, universal protocol, sterile technique, procedure performance, specimen handling and post procedure education, measurable through direct observation.
Demonstrate consistent knowledge of information systems procedures and protocols in order to accurately and efficiently process patients within the system.
Change Management: Actively participates and contributes to diagnostic imaging services performance improvement initiatives, team member engagement activities; has the ability to alter practice in the ever-changing healthcare environment.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Associates Degree or a Graduate of a JCERT school of Ultrasonography. Preferred registry from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Unregistered must have graduated from approved school. BLS Certification required.
Lake Health offers free, secure and convenient parking; an aggressive pay structure, tuition reimbursement and continuing education funding programs, a generous and comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions which includes medical, dental, vision, pension, paid time off; an award winning hospital system recognized for excellence in patient care and as a "Best Place to Work." Apply on-line today at http://www.lakehealth.org/Careers
Keywords: Diagnostic, Sonographer, Imaging