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Medical Sonographer

Company Name:
SCL Health System
This position is responsible for performing clinical assessment, uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify and record appropriate anatomic and pathological ultrasound images and maintaining a high degree of quality of those images.
Performs ultrasonic diagnostic procedures of specified body areas by properly positioning patients and locating/scanning areas for interpretation as directed by the physician or radiologist.
Explains procedures to patients and/or family members ensuring cooperation and optimum test results and to reduce anxiety.
Analyzes sonograms, obtains a medical history and demonstrates excellent communication skills and self confidence when presenting this information to the radiologist.
Prepares or cleans patient rooms by changing linens, stocking supplies, wiping off tables and cleaning equipment, ensuring an efficient and clean working environment.
Assists physicians with such procedures as needle biopsies, amniocentesis, renal biopsies, etc. by scanning patient, marking patient's body and determining angle of puncture as requested.
Maintain patient information by purging or updating patient film jackets and/or filing reports or film files to ensure accurate patient records.
Maintains ultrasound equipment by performing scheduled cleanings/tests and documents results. Contacts service personnel and notifies supervision of malfunctioning equipment.
Performs other related duties as directed in order to support the achievement of established goals and objectives.
Associates degree
Successful completion of a formal Ultrasound training program or equivalent training, required
Current certification, or registry eligible for certification, through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), required
Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred

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