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PURPOSE Provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The scope of practice of the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer includes those procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience, has demonstrated competency and has completed appropriate ARDMS certification, which is the standard of practice in ultrasound. Carries out all duties while maintaining compliance and confidentiality and promoting the mission and philosophy of the organization.
Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and abnormal findings.
Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.
Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer’s care.
Assists with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory.
Completes daily log of patients seen / completes billing forms.
Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies.
Participates in the potential maintenance of laboratory accreditation.
Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating referral offices, hospitals, or commercial agencies.
Adheres to all company policies, including but not limited to, OSHA, HIPAA, compliance and Code of Conduct.
Regular and dependable attendance.
Follows the core competencies set forth by the Company, which are available for review on CMSweb.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates with other staff to ensure appropriate care is provided, including traveling to other clinics to assist when needed.
Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems.
Provides in-service education team on requirements of sonographic procedures as requested by other members of the health care team.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Required: High school diploma or GED. Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Two (2) or more years of experience performing OB/GYN ultrasound.
Preferred: Experience in an accredited perinatology setting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment.
Ability to evaluate sonograms in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information.
Ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, laboratory results, patient history and medical records, and adapt sonographic examination as necessary.
Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed.
Ability to evaluate, synthesize, and communicate diagnostic information to the attending physician.
Ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team, recognizing the special nature of sonographic examinations and patient's needs.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team.
Ability to follow established departmental procedures.
Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations.
Must be customer oriented in order to provide outstanding services to patients, physicians and co-workers.
Ability to maintain awareness of patient privacy, confidentiality and dignity at all times.
Ability to engage others, listen and adapt response to meet others’ needs.
Ability to align own actions with those of other team members committed to common goals.
Excellent computer and keyboarding skills, including familiarity with Windows.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage competing priorities.
Ability to perform job duties in a professional manner at all times.
Ability to understand, recall, and communicate, factual information.
Ability to understand, recall, and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information.
Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology.
Ability to apply common sense in performing job.
Certificate/License Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in specialty. Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty as appropriate.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive pay & great benefits.
Austin Regional Clinic has been voted one of the BEST PLACES TO WORK by our employees for 10 years! We have 21 locations and are one of central Texas’ largest multispecialty medical groups based in the Greater Austin area. For more information and to apply online, please visit our website at http://www.austinregionalclinic.com/careers/job-listings