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Sonographer I Pool

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: June 16, 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, vascular and/or cardiac 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 the appropriate physician. Scheduled HoursCasual position to cover open shifts. Included in weekend call rotation, once every tenth weekend. Call hours: Friday 11pm-Saturday 7a, Saturday 7p-Sunday 7a, and Sunday 7p-Monday 6:30a.Licenses & CertificationsMedical Sonographer (RDMS) registration with Abdomen issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Med Sonography (ARDMS) needs to be obtained within 3 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, andMedical Sonographer (RDMS) registration with OB/GYN issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Med Sonography (ARDMS) needs to be obtained within 3 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, andVascular Technologist (RVT) registration issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) needs to be obtained within 3 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, orVascular Sonography (VS) registration issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) needs to be obtained within 3 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, orVascular Specialist (RVS) registration issued by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) needs to be obtained within 3 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, andCardiac Sonographer (RDCS-AE) registration with Adult Echo issued by the ARDMS needs to be obtained within 18 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, orCardiac Sonographer (RCS) registration issued by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) needs to be obtained within 18 months unless department leader has determined it is not required, andBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers -certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months.DegreesAdvanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Sonography.Required Functional ExperienceNo experience requiredKnowledge, Skills & AbilitiesCompetency in all general and/or vascular sonographic procedures routinely performed in the hiring department. Ability to use independent judgment to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.Knowledge of aseptic techniques.Ability to effectively communicate with patients and caregivers using excellent interpersonal and communication skills.Knowledge of and adherence to department, facility and organization policies and protocols.Ability to prioritize, work independently and manage simultaneous assignments.Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oshkosh , Sonographer I Pool, Healthcare , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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