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Sonographer I-RDMS RVT RDCS - FT - VARIED SHIFTS

Description
EXPECTATION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
Support the organization's mission, vision and values by adhering to the behavioral standards of Bay Area Hospital. Comply with all laws and regulations affecting Bay Area Hospital. Be familiar with and adhere to the Code of Conduct and support the Bay Area Hospital Compliance Program. Effective communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds are critical.
POSITION SUMMARY
Functions as a healthcare provider who, working under the supervision of the Radiology management team, serves as a medical imaging professional providing clinically relevant information to assist the physician with the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Essential job requirements listed in bold)
Prepares exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct sonography examinations in accordance with infections disease, sterilization, and patient safety protocols, policies, and procedures
Assumes responsibility for the safety of the patient during the sonographic examination
Reviews patient medical history and supporting clinical information
Ensures that the sonography examination order is complete, contains relevant information.
Provides patient services consistent with the Scope of Practice and Clinical Standards for the Diagnostic Sonographer
Evaluates any contraindications, insufficient patient preparation, and the patient's inability or unwillingness to tolerate the examination and associated procedures
Communicates with the patient in a manner appropriate to the patient's ability to understand
Uses proper patient positioning tools, devices, equipment adjustment, and ergonomically correct scanning techniques to ensure patient comfort and safety, and to prevent compromised data acquisition and musculoskeletal injury to the sonographer
Applies independent, professional, ethical judgment, and critical thinking to safely perform diagnostic sonography procedures
Applies independent judgment during the sonography examination to ensure that appropriate anatomical, pathological, and clinical conditions are accurately captured in the examination images
Identifies and documents any limitations to the sonography examination
Reviews examination images, synthesizes examination results, and prepares the preliminary findings
Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality in accordance with privacy laws and facility policies, and procedures
Adheres to accepted professional and ethical standards
Provides preliminary report of sonography examinations for use by the interpreting physician
Assists with the daily operation of the sonography facility
Performs quality control procedures to ensure that the ultrasound equipment operates at optimal levels
Exercises responsibility to ensure that the ultrasound equipment is functioning accurately
Assists with the education and training of sonography students
Minimum Requirements
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
(Essential job requirements listed in bold)
Demonstrated proficiency with computer skills and software programs used for documentation activities and report generation
Sonography education, training, and experience in the specialty area(s) to be performed
Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location
Must be able to participate in "stand-by/on-call" rotation after regular department hours, weekends and holidays
Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere with other members of the healthcare team
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES/DEGREES
(Essential job requirements listed in bold)
Graduate of approved Ultrasound training program
Valid Oregon permanent OBMI license or an Oregon temporary OBMI license (temporary OBMI license holders must obtain a permanent OBMI license within 6 months of hire)
Must obtain an ARDMS registry within six months
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) or must be obtained by the last day of the month after the 60-day grace period
Holds certification from one of the following certification boards:
Sonographer certification by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
EXPERIENCE
(Essential job requirements listed in bold)
One year of prior sonographer experience preferred
GENERAL INFORMATION
Union Affiliation: UFCW
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and job skills required.
Two Full-Time Positions (40 Hours Per Week, 80 Per Pay Period)
Shift: Varied hours Days: Varied
Wages Based Upon Experience
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
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The future looks bright at Bay Area Hospital, and we are always searching for quality people to join our team. We offer a great atmosphere, competitive pay, a wide array of benefits, and many growth opportunities for our employees.



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