19 days old

Sonographer

Methodist Health System
Omaha, NE 68102
  • Job Code
    09954045727

  • Purpose of Job

    • Performs and assists with diagnostic imaging.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered or board eligible required.
      • Graduation from an accredited Ultrasound Technology program required.

    • Experience
      • Preferred general and vascular Sonography.

    • License/Certifications
      • Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
      • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered or board eligible required.
      • Registered in American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in OB/GYN required within one year of date of employment.
      • Board eligible or Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) AD (Abdomen) preferred within one year of date of employment.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with patients and family members as well as hospital personnel and coworkers required.
      • Ability to effectively organize work in order to perform several tasks at once required.
      • Attends mandatory inservices and continuing education programs mandated by policies and procedures, external agencies and directed by supervisor.
      • Must be able to follow established Universal Standard and Radiation Safety precautions.
      • Position requires flexibility to accommodate fluctuation in daily schedule, including but not limited to overtime, irregular hours or on-call responsibilities.

  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Not necessary for the position (0%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Distinguish colors
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/visual
    • Job Hazards

      • Not Related:
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I
      • Exam performance/quality.

        • Identifies each patient by ID band verification and birth date.
        • Ensures patient understanding of pending procedure.
        • Cover appropriate body parts and position patient correctly.
        • Follows appropriate guidelines and departmental protocols.
        • Performs exams as priority dictates and as directed.
        • Critiques each exam for technical and positional accuracy and makes appropriate corrections if necessary.
        • Follows American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines.
        • Check all films with Radiologist and discuss end results.
      • Workflow management.

        • Review orders for clinical and demographic consistency and verifies accuracy prior to exam.
        • Willfully assists physicians, patients, and coworkers as needed and seeks opportunities to provide patient care.
        • Understand and support the direction and workflow of the department.
        • Maintain awareness of ongoing exams and assist co-workers as needed.
        • Provide exam information and status updates to pertinent staff members.
        • Relieves co-workers from procedures/exams as necessary.
        • Be in the department and ready to work at the start of scheduled shift.
        • Have processes set in place to allow for leaving at the end of scheduled shift.
        • Obtain and consolidate all images, reports and history with completed exam information for review.
        • Take call. Coordinates inpatient procedure flow. (Hospital Only)
        • Provides management of ultrasound department workflow in the absence of the Lead or as needed.
        • Be willing and able to fill in shifts or trade days when needed at anytime.
        • Heightened focus on efficiency.
      • Systems/Cerner.

        • Maintain a working knowledge of Cerner.
        • Starts and completes own exams correctly and in a timely manner.
        • Consistently uses the Online Worklist to monitor orders and order status.
        • Verify correct images matched with order.
        • Demonstrates knowledge of RIS/PACS/Navicare/Outlook/Angel/mhsintranet/Nighthawk.
        • Consistently uses Exam Management for order modification, to document comments and film usage/repeats.
        • Show a working knowledge of Folder Media and Order View/Entry capabilities.
        • Consistently uses Film Tracking to document the movement of the films throughout their usage.
        • Show a working knowledge of Order View/Entry capabilities.
        • Maintain working knowledge of Outlook and mhsintranet.
        • Able to perform clean up functions on PACS workstation.
        • Maintain Working knowledge of Navicare.
        • Maintain working knowledge of Nighthawk.
      • Department Policy/Procedures.

        • Ensures proper patient identification on all images to comply with department policies and procedures.
        • Willingly seeks opportunity to provide patient care, or assist others as needed.
        • Demonstrates knowledge of department guidelines through responsible behavior/actions.
        • Maintains updated ARDMS license.
        • Ensures that call reports and/or other specifications are followed through.
        • Report issues/concerns as soon as possible and provide assistance with resolution/follow-up.
      • Clinical Enrichment.

        • Provides and monitors "on the job training" per Methodist College standards.
        • Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.
        • Provide leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience.
      • Confidentiality.

        • Maintains patient confidentiality coinciding with HIPAA.
        • Maintain student/co-worker confidentiality coinciding with FERPA.
      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment as outlined in the "Age Specific Criteria".

        • Provides appropriate patient care.
        • Shows confidence and competency in all age specific categories.
        • Ensures patient comfort and understanding of ordered exam.
        • Completed age specific evaluation.
      • Provides care for the optimal patient experience.

        • Actively participates to perfect customer service and communication by building a great team system.
        • Talking to others to convey information effectively with respect, empathy, and compassion.
        • Gives full attention to what other people are saying, asking questions as appropriate to better understand what is happening.
    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
      • Other duties as assigned.






Posted: 2021-02-09 Expires: 2021-03-10
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