This position is accountable to prepare patients and perform routine ultrasound procedures in accordance with physicians' orders and the procedure manual. The Ultrasonographer produces high quality images and prepares/presents them with appropriate comparison studies and other exam results or pertinent information to the Radiologist for timely interpretation. Additionally, the Ultrasonographer supports the mission, vision, values, and strategic initiatives of Mary Washington Healthcare and demonstrates a commitment of quality service to our patients and their families, the community, the physicians, and our Associates.
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
Prepares patients for ultrasound examinations by confirming physicians' orders, verifying patients' identities, and obtaining adequate medical histories to ensure the appropriateness of examinations and facilitate timely accurate diagnosis of the patient.
Performs ultrasound examinations/procedures on all patient age groups and maintains clinical competency as evidenced by completion of an annual Competency Based Orientation Tool for Clinical Associates in Ultrasound. Adheres to departmental policies, procedures, standards, and protocols to ensure effective departmental operations and quality patient care. Demonstrates a high degree of knowledge and understanding of ultrasound services/activities.
Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors by requiring and supporting the establishment, maintenance, and education of an effective safety management program. Disinfects equipment and ultrasound probes according to MWHC standards and adheres to standard precautions at all times.
Answers telephones courteously, professionally, and by the third ring. Screens and transfers telephone calls or takes messages as appropriate to facilitate effective Radiology communications.
Effectively interacts with students, consistently providing supervision and instruction. Is supportive of the MWH School of Radiologic Technology and the ultrasound cross-training program.
Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and materials to ensure their continued availability and non-interruption of services.
Reports, records, and files patient and procedural data in order to accurately document department operations and facilitate timely accurate billing for services.
Participates in performance improvement activities for the Ultrasound Section utilizing the FOCUS PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) approach to improvement.
Performs other duties as assigned.
ARDMS (AB or OB or RVT) OR ARRT (S) required at time of hire.
ARRT (R) registered in Radiologic Technology preferred.
Registry in Abdomen, Vascular, and Pediatric Sonography preferred
If not OB/GYN registered at time of hire, registry in OB/GYN required within six months of hire date.
Completion of accredited program in ultrasound or twelve months relevant experience.
Three years relevant experience preferred.
Washington Hospital, Inc., Mary