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Sonographer Extern

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Performs all general and/or vascular procedures/studies under the direction of the Radiologist. Communicates results of diagnostic examinations to the interpreting physician.
Competently operates ultrasound equipment to perform general and/or vascular procedures/studies.Accurately differentiates between normal and pathologic findings.Reviews patient's medical record to obtain necessary clinical information including patient history, lab results, and physician orders, obtains necessary clinical information from patients, and compares requisitions to physicians' orders to ensure exam accuracy.Positions patient and selects proper transducer and technical factors for accurate ultrasound procedures. Adjusts factors to attain the appropriate images. Ensures safety, mental and physical comfort of patient.Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.Accurately identifies and labels images identifying patient name, medical record unit (MRU) number, and location or position of scan on all images.Maintains records in accordance with various regulatory agencies and enters patient and study information into the radiology information system, and documents billing codes of procedures performed to ensure accurate patient charges.Identifies equipment performance issues, communicates to appropriate staff, and evaluates new products and equipment for possible future use.Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to theappropriate physician.Scheduled HoursHours to be determined based on availability of student.Student would work any hours in which another sonographer is on-site.Department is staffed 6:30a-11p Monday through Friday, 7a-7p Saturdays and Sundays.Licenses & CertificationsBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA).DegreesCurrently enrolled in an accredited or approved program in Sonography.Required Functional ExperienceNo experience requiredKnowledge, Skills & AbilitiesAmerican Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) examination for Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation (SPI).American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) examination for Vascular Technology (VT) is required if performing vascular exams.Completion of a minimum of twelve (12) months training in an accredited program in Sonography.Clinical competency in abdominal, pelvic and routine vascular exams or those sonographic exams routinely performed by the hiring department. Competency must be verified by the Sonography Program Director.Knowledge of and adherence to department, facility, and organization policies and protocols.Ability to effectively communicate with patients and caregivers using excellent interpersonal and communication skills Ability to prioritize, work independently and manage simultaneous assignments.Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change. Knowledge of aseptic techniques.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oshkosh , Sonographer Extern, Healthcare , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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