Job Description

Sonographer (Venous)
St. Dominic Hospital
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Full Time 80
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Under the supervision of the Chief Sonographer and the Administrator, completes all Vascular Lab procedures at a technical level demonstrating mastery of technical detail that requires independent judgment and initiative. Performs Venous Profiles, Venous duplex, iliac vein ultrasound, 3D volume scanning of the legs, tissue oxygenation measurements. Also, inputting data in the research data base is included. Assists in surgical procedures. Rotates call with other sonographers
Minimum Education High school diploma or equivalent required, certification in vascular ultrasound preferred. Minimum of six months sonography experience or completion of credentialed ultrasound school required. Certification in basic CPR required. Good verbal and written communication skills; ability to function under stressful situations, ability to manage time and work amid frequent interruptions; good hand/eye coordination; manual dexterity; a high degree of initiative, good judgment and a pleasant manner. Works in an appropriately lighted, well equipped department, exposed to infection and back injuries; if safety regulations are followed, hazards are minimal. Must demonstrate ability to recognize patients’ individual needs based on medical conditions and age (infants, adolescents, young adults, middle aged, and geriatric). Must be able to push heavy equipment, and lift or move heavy supplies and/or patients. This position has been determined to have a low risk of occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization. Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention. Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience. Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice. Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations. Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities. Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards. Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information. Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization. Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.
? Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. ? Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department. ? Accurately performs all vascular non-invasive procedures. ? Assists physicians with vascular surgical procedures. ? Maintains an aseptic and sterile environment when indicated. ? Positions and transfers patients comfortably and safely. ? Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients. ? Assists in the quality assurance program. ? Exhibits personal and professional motivation. ? Respects patient privacy and maintains confidentiality. ? Understands role in hospital’s fire, safety, and disaster plans. ? Supports the hospital’s Christian mission and philosophy. ? Provides a safe environment. ? Accurately charges for procedures through hospital computer system. ? Shares call coverage. ? Assists in accreditation process.

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