Sonographer, Duke Regional Hospital

Location
North Carolina, United States
Posted
26 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Ref
101001320
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of specialized technical tasks utilizing high frequency ultrasound waves to assist with the detection of anatomical abnormalities.

Work Performed

Level I:

Perform a variety of complex specialized tasks utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves to detect abnormalities including masses, abscesses, and stones. Assist physicians with biopsy procedures, guiding biopsy instrument using sonographic techniques. Perform ultrasound procedures, color doppler vascular examinations, abdominal studies and color-flow ultrasound, Ob-Gyn procedures as required. Utilize accessory equipment such as transducers, multi-format cameras, printers, and PACS workstations. Prepare patients for procedures, explain procedures to patients. Report changes in patient condition to medical staff. Provide an oral and written summary of preliminary findings to the radiologist. Evaluate quality of sonograms. Determine if additional sonograms or ultrasound procedures are indicated. Assists in training of Rad Tech/Ultrasound students during clinical rotations. Maintain patient records in division. Charge procedures and supplies in RIS. Archive and de-archive ultrasound data. Orient new ultrasonographers; provide education and training to new sonographers. Perform other related duties incidental to the work therein.

Level II:

Perform all the duties and responsibilities of Level I.

Perform a variety of complex specialized tasks utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves to detect abnormalities including masses, abscesses, and stones. Assist physicians with biopsy procedures, guiding biopsy instrument using sonographic techniques. Perform ultrasound procedures, doppler vascular examinations, abdominal studies and color-flow ultrasound, Ob-Gyn procedures as required. Utilize accessory equipment such as selective transducers, multi-format cameras, printers, and PACS workstations. Prepare patients for procedures, explain procedures to patients. Report changes in patient condition to medical staff. Provide an oral and written summary of preliminary findings to the radiologist. Evaluate quality of sonograms. Determine if additional sonograms or ultrasound procedures are indicated. Maintain patient records in division. Charge procedures and supplies in RIS. Archive and de-archive ultrasound data. Orient new ultrasonographers; provide education and training to new sonographers. Coordinate scheduling and patient flow for multiple ultrasound sites. Collaborate in quality control of equipment and filming and obtains service as required. Proficient in the performance of ultrasound procedures. Provide direction and instruction to existing personnel and training to new sonographers. Assist in teaching of ultrasound technology to new physicians, residents, and fellows. Assist the medical staff in development of new ultrasound techniques and protocols. Participate in ultrasound research practices within radiology and with other hospital disciplines (medicine, surgery departments). Act in a team leader or leadership capacity on an as needed basis. Ensure correct charging of ultrasound procedures and supplies on a daily basis. Perform other related duties incidental to the work therein.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Level I: BLS certification.

Level II: BLS certification

Level Characteristics

N/A

Location Durham

Duke Entity DUKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Job Family Level F2

Full Time / Part Time PRN

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift Rotating

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Level I: A two-year Allied Health degree and successful completion of a 12-month CAAHEP approved School of Ultrasound Technology

Level II: A two-year Allied Health degree and successful completion of an AMA approved School of Ultrasound Technology.

Experience

Level I: None required

Level II: 36 months experience as an ultrasonographer. None required

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Level I: Must obtain ARDMS certification in physics and one specialty within 12 months of employment.

Level II: ARDMS certification in physics and two specialty areas (abdomen, vascular, or Ob-Gyn).

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