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Sonographer

Company: OB-GYN Associates, PC
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: January 12, 2019

Job Description:

Position Summary

Sonographers specialize in the use of ultrasonic imaging devices to produce diagnostic images, scans, or videos of anatomy and diagnostic data. Each Sonographer must have the appropriate training for the performance of exams as attested by the Ultrasound Supervisor. Sonographers must be certified by an appropriate certifying agency or must be eligible for certification. The Ultrasound Supervisor assures that no individual performs exams for which they are not qualified.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS

Education



  • Bachelor's Degree in Sonography or Completion of a formal Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program



    Qualification/Experience



    • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)

    • Or Registry eligible



      Special Skills/Knowledge



      • Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of general ultrasound theory and an expanded knowledge of current clinical and specialized patient care concepts

      • Must possess a broad varied knowledge base, this is continually enhanced and updated through self-directed study and participation in educational opportunities



        Mental and Cognitive Traits Required



        • Must be able to analyze written, spoken, visual and other sensory stimuli

        • Must be able to interpret scientific data in a logical and coherent manner

        • Must be able to logically solve problems

        • Must direct and manage others

        • Must be able to work well with others

        • Must be able to handle multiple tasks



          Physical Demands



          • Physical exertion is part of the job and will require the following:

          • Sit, walk, stand, lift, carry, push, pull, carry, push or pull objects

          • Bend, stoop, kneel: occasional bending and kneeling may be required in troubleshooting equipment/assisting patients

          • Manual dexterity/wrist and hand repetitions: good manual finger dexterity is needed.Up to 50% of working time may be spent on computer keyboard

          • Vision, hearing, speaking: must have good visual acuity and depth perception to operate the computer system: speaking and hearing are essential to the communication needs of the position



            Environment Conditions



            • May be subject to noise and disagreeable odors

            • Universal precautions must be followed when working in any clinical area; workers are exposed to biologic and chemical hazards and must use appropriate personal protective equipment as trained

            • Work is performed in a well lighted, temperature controlled and humidity controlled environment.



              ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:

              Professional Practice



              • Facilitates the organization and coordination of the delivery of care across OB-GYN ASSOCIATES, P.C.

              • Acts as a resource and support person in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of staff and may fulfill clinical roles as necessary

              • Ensures the continuous assessment and improvement in the performance of care and services provided

              • Maintain current knowledge and trends and advances in field of study



                Relationships



                • Models behavior that invites colleague interaction and demonstrates mutuality

                • Communicates in a manner which is open, clear, respectful and consistent

                • Builds partnerships that support and promote care coordination and care management strategies

                • Facilitates and maintains cooperative working relationships with the administrative and medical staff

                • Supports organizational values (Do What's Right, Do The Best You Can, Treat Others As You Would Like To Be Treated) by recognizing employees in written and verbal modes

                • Honors diversity and respects the varying skills/expertise of all



                  Safety



                  • Maintains and follow all established policies regarding infection control and risk management

                  • Maintains qualification and skill to deal with anticipated emergency situations

                  • Assesses and manages ongoing risk and initiates corrective plans when required/applicable

                  • Works closely with Manager of Risk Management, Compliance, QA and Patient Satisfaction to initiate/address potential risk situations

                  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws or regulations

                  • Initiates and implement patient care in compliance with standards and policies set by the organization



                    Planning/Development



                    • Ensures availability and functioning of supplies and equipment for quality patient care

                    • Studies the feasibility of alternate programs/services and formulates proposals to meet expected trends/developments

                    • Develops action plans to guide and direct clinical changes




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