Position Summary/Career Interest
The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer utilizes high frequency sound waves (diagnostic ultrasound) along with color and spectral Doppler ultrasound to assist in the diagnosis of a variety of conditions and diseases. The sonographer is responsible for producing dynamic and static visual images of internal structures, analyses of hemodynamics of vasculature and communicating findings to the interpreting radiologist. This is a part-time role needed in the mornings, from 8:30-12:30, Monday-Friday.
Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department including, but not limited to working assigned shifts and being readily available when scheduled to perform on-call clinical services when volume dictates to help division maintain 24/7 coverage.
Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations, using cognitive sonographic skills to identify, document, and adapt examinations as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images and to use independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings and communicates findings to the interpreting radiologist.
Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients. Introduces self to patient, properly identifies patient utilizing two identifiers, explains the sonographic examination being performed and answers any patient questions; assumes responsibility for the safety and comfort of the patient while they are in the sonographer's care; notifies appropriate personnel if assistance is needed.
Selects and operates a wide variety of imaging equipment in an efficient and safe manner, coordinates examinations in the most efficient order and perform exams in a sequence which minimizes the patient's stay in the hospital. Maintains working order of the equipment and completes daily and weekly QC as required; reports equipment malfunctions to the supervisor in a timely manner.
Interacts with physicians and other technical staff to provide quality, safe and efficient care for the patient.
Maintains cleanliness and supply par levels of all rotational areas, empties laundry, follows eye wash station protocol and policy, and utilizes high level disinfection (HLD) according to health system policy directed by Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization policy.
Provides instruction to sonography technical students, medical students and residents regarding sonography exams and equipment when appropriate; coordinates with ancillary personnel as needed.
Assists supervisor with divisional paperwork as assigned. 10)9) Responsible for completion of mandatory educational assignments as provided by the supervisor.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program which meets requirements by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (A.R.D.M.S.)
Credentialed RDMS and RVT in the specialty Exams listed below OR a candidate for examination with A.R.D.M.S. for specialty examinations listed below (AB) or (OB/GYN) and (VT) If not previously credentialed, employee must earn their first credential (either AB or OB/GYN OR VT) within 90 days of "date of hire" for this position in order to remain employed by the University of Kansas Health System as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
The employee has an additional three months (six months from date in position) to complete the second credential listed above in order to remain employed by the University of Kansas Health System as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
RDMS (BR) Breast Specialty is required within six months of starting Breast Imaging Rotation
Technical/Professional Training/Degree in: Registered Radiographer (ARRT) plus one or more additional modality registries.
One-year experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/ Vascular Technologist with the RDMS and RVT credentials
RDMS -(BR)- Breast Specialty through the A.R.D.M.S.
RDMS -(PS)-Pediatric sonography specialty through the A.R.D.M.S,
The University Of Kansas Hospital