Learn more about working at Mount Auburn Hospital
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer 40 Hours
Cambridge, MassachusettsOrganization Facility: Mount Auburn Hospital Category: Diagnostic Imaging Job ID: JR21499 Date posted: 05/25/2023
When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.
Work Shift:Day (United States of America)DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER
Performs diagnostic ultrasound exams according to department protocol of the following examinations: abdominal, gynecological, obstetrical, endovaginal, superficial small parts, vascular, neonatal brain, portable and invasive special procedures.
Uses the ultrasound system, instrument controls, keyboard functions, transducers, and the laser imagers.
Images the anatomical structures in the region of interest, utilizing knowledge of gross human and sectional anatomy.
Recognizes the sonographic appearance of normal and abnormal tissue structures and provides the best image quality for documentation.
Knows physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology to: Obtain and evaluate pertinent patient history and physical findings that may effect the sonographic examination.
Review image documentation and related data from current and previous examinations to produce a written record summary of technical findings, including relevant interval change for the interpreting physician's reference.
Evaluates ultrasound images for technical quality, and uses sound judgement to adjust instrument controls to optimize image quality.
Recognizes acoustic artifacts and takes appropriate action to reduce or eliminate them from the image.
Minimizes patient exposure to acoustic energy.
Evaluates requisitions for appropriate history and clinical information.
Reports equipment malfunctions and hazards to the supervisor.
Interacts professionally and courteously with patients, co-workers, and medical staff. Assists in training of radiology residents in performing ultrasound examinations.
Utilizes time productively and appropriately with respect to patient flow, room use, stocking of supplies and clerical duties to increase department efficiency.
Ensures patient wait times are minimized.
Spends more than 90% of time worked on productive tasks, without prompting from the supervisor.
Follows Universal Precaution guidelines with each patient.
Attends yearly "Blood-borne pathogens/OSHA" inservice.
Practices aseptic technique when necessary.
Produces an accurate computer and written record on each exam.
Completes Meditech entries 98% of the time.
Completes requisition/film/film jacket correlation accurately 98% of the time.
Pursues continuing education by attending department and hospital-wide programs, regional seminars, and/or college courses.
Meets ARDMS standards.
Performs various other similar or related duties as required and/or directed by the supervisor.
Two years of formal radiologic technology training and one year of formal diagnostic medical sonography training, or
Two years of diagnostic medical sonography training.
Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS), or registry eligible in abdominal and obstetrical/gynecological specialties.
Good interpersonal skills.
Requires standing, bending, pushing, pulling, reaching above the head, moving about the department and hospital, and/or lifting more than 75% of the time.
Exposure to infectious diseases, chemicals, and hazardous materials 75% of the time, and exposure to radiation 10% of the time.
Ability to hear conversation, comprehend, and communicate in spoken and written English more than 80% of the time.
Ability to wear protective equipment, such as gloves, masks, gowns, and lead aprons.
Ability to work and move about in confined spaces.
Requires visual concentration at video display terminals up to 50% of the time.