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Sonographer I

Company: Aurora Health Care
Location: Sheboygan
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

How You'll Make a Difference:

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.

What it Will Take:

Licenses & Certifications

Medical 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, and

Medical 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, and

Vascular 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, or

Vascular 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, or

Vascular 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, and

Cardiac 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, or

Cardiac 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, and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

Degrees

Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Sonography.

Required Functional Experience

No experience required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Competency 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.

Scheduled Hours:

Rotation of hours between hospital and clinic varying between 7am and 7pm daily. Call and holiday rotation also; typically one evening a week, every 5th weekend and every 7th holiday.

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Department:

Imaging Services

Location Address:

2414 Kohler Memorial Dr

Sheboygan, WI

53081-3129

Sheboygan

At Aurora Health Care:

At Aurora Health Care we pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients-we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that's as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you'll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives-including your own.

Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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