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Travel Sonographer

Salinas, California 93901

Job ID: 11395 Category: Health

Job Description

  • Under minimal supervision, performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures as requested by a physician to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. 
  • Explains process, instructs and assists patient in assuming physical position for examination. 
  • Selects transducer and adjusts equipment controls according to organ to be examined, depth of field, and other specifications of test. 
  • Keys test data and pertinent information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results. 
  • Moves transducer by hand over specified area of body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.   
  • Should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Performs any combination of the following duties depending on the area of assignment.
  • Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures, such as gallbladders, abdomens, pelvis, O.B. exams, biopsies, etc.
  • Cares for patients during procedures by assisting them to rest rooms, giving them blankets, etc.  Prepares patients for their exams.
  • Reports changes in the patient's condition to others for follow-up.
  • Produce quality exams that include accurate and supportive documentation.
  • Communicate with the Radiologists on all ultrasound exams that may require a review.
  • Produce thorough and complete ultrasound studies. 
  • Transports patients by stretcher, bed, wheelchair, or walking. 
  • Provides care for patients during transportation and in the department, if necessary.
  • Assists patients by lifting and moving them off and on the exam table..
  • Provides bedpans and urinals as needed.  Assures that patients are properly dressed for their procedures.
  • Performs related duties such as reporting equipment malfunctions, assists others, and special assignments. 
  • Cleans work area and replenishes supplies.
  • Performs emergency medical treatment under physician direction.
  • Assists with the scheduling of patient exams.
  • Attends regularly scheduled department meetings and in-services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Education: Completion of an ultrasound training program and registered through the American Registry 
  • for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) required.
  • Licensure: RDMS certification in three areas (Abdominal, Vascular or Obstetrical) required.    
  • Current BLS/Healthcare  Provider status as per American Heart Association standards required.
  • Experience: At least two years of experience as a licensed Sonographer, preferred.
  • Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Knowledge of ultrasound equipment and sonography safety. (patient and operator)
  • The ability to assist with interventional studies that require the use of fine motor skills and precise hand/eye coordination.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, public and co-workers. 
  • Work requires ability to communicate effectively about complex matters with others who have varying levels of comprehension and knowledge (written and oral).
  • Essential Physical Requirements: See attached “Physical Requirements Sheet”
  • Essential Mental Abilities: The ability to evaluate a patient's condition such as respiratory, cardio,  pulmonary or neuro .
  • Essential Sensory Requirements: Must be able to hear, see, verbally communicate, and have tactile sense.  
  • Must be able to visually evaluate patient conditions, such as redness of skin, hives, etc.
  • Performance Improvement: Assumes active role in the department’s Continuous Performance Improvement Program. 
  • Develops, implements and assesses Continuous Performance Improvement efforts as assigned.
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