Perioperative Ultrasound Sonographer

Maryland, United States
21 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CH 
Starting Salary Range:  $57,054-$78,437
Employee group: Part-time 
Schedule: Mon-Fri 20 hrs 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002730-SOM Ane Surgical ICU 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

General summary/purpose:

The Perioperative Ultrasound Sonographer (further referred to as a Sonographer) will participate in a variety of complex activities required for successful functioning of the Perioperative Ultrasound Program.

  1. The Sonographer will serve as a resource for the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine on various aspects of perioperative ultrasound. This may involve, but not limited to, equipment management, infection control, provider education, Quality Assurance (QA), compliance and documentation.
  2. The nature of perioperative ultrasound will require working in Intensive Care Units and pre- and post-operative care units.
  3. The Sonographer will perform echocardiographic image acquisition and analyses and, if the Sonographer has additional privileges, will assist in thoracic, abdominal and vascular ultrasound image acquisition. The Sonographer will ensure compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; identify problems and/or inconsistencies related to the ultrasound imaging, which will include documentation and reporting of adverse events.
  4. The Sonographer will be responsible for obtaining a brief relevant medical history by interview and review of current and/or old medical records, and through direct interaction with the referring providers. The Sonographer will discuss findings with referring providers.
  5. The Sonographer will participate in establishing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Perioperative Ultrasound Program.
  6. The Sonographer will work clinically under the direct supervision of the assigned Perioperative Ultrasound Core Faculty and report directly to the Director of Perioperative Ultrasound.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Communicate daily with ICU attending physicians or their representatives and OR coordinators to identify patients who require ultrasound evaluation.
  2. Communicate to the assigned Core Faculty needs for ultrasound examinations.
  3. Perform ultrasound examinations as agreed upon with the assigned Core Faculty.
  4. When performing ultrasound examinations serve as a resource for residents, fellows and non-core faculty.
  5. Together with billing department ensure there is consistent ultrasound exam documentation, image storage and QPath-based QA process.
  6. Together with the Core Faculty, provide just in-time training for image and equipment management.
  7. Ensure all ultrasound equipment is functional and updated, work closely with clinical engineering to refer equipment for repairs.
  8. Ensure compliance with established SOPs of the Perioperative Ultrasound Program.
  9. Actively participate in establishing and maintaining equipment cleaning protocols.
  10. Report to the Director of Perioperative Ultrasound on a weekly basis with program activities and needs.

Minimum qualifications:

  1. High School diploma/GED.
  2. Requires a minimum of 1 year of experience with performing diagnostic cardiac ultrasound 
  3. Must have certification either through ARDMS (RDCS preferable) or CCI (RCS preferable)

Preferred qualifications:

Having RDMS is desirable, though not necessary

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Has a genuine interest in program building and education

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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