Perinatal Ultrasonographer III

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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May 25, 2022
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Perinatal Ultrasonographer III

Department Description: $2,500 (Part Time) Sign on Bonus Eligible! (Current BILH candidates- restrictions apply).Important Details:
• Sign on bonuses are paid out in two payments. You will receive your first payment (half of the total amount) within the first 30 days of employment and is subject to applicable taxes. You will receive the second payment (remaining balance) at six (6) months following your start date and is subject to applicable taxes.
• Full time status at BIDMC is considered for schedules greater than or equal to 30 hours per week; part time status is 20 to 29 hours per week. Please note, per diem employees are not eligible for sign on bonuses.
• Current and Former BILH candidates - restrictions apply. BIDMC Internal employees or employees within the BILH system are not eligible for the bonus or if you have been employed by a BILH entity within the last 12 months.
• Please note, sign on bonuses are subject to change based on the organization’s hiring needs and will be determined by Talent Acquisition on an ongoing basis. BILH/BIDMC Talent Acquisition reserves the right to change sign on bonus eligible jobs and amounts at any time.

This position is in the Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. A very busy, high acuity unit providing quality care as an outpatient unit as well as caring for in-patients

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID: 43915BR

Job Summary: The Perinatology Ultrasonographer III is responsible for performing a wide range of Ultrasound procedures including obstetrical, gynecological, doppler studies and invasive procedures. This person interacts daily with patients and other medical personnel.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Selects appropriate equipment and transducers for tests as ordered. Consults with patients, obtains necessary information, explains procedures, allays apprehensions and positions patient appropriately. Assists physicians during sterile invasive procedures, i.e. amniocentesis, etc.
  2. Imports data and images in the ultrasound reporting package and PACS, and provides images on film and paper when needed. Detects pathology/other factors (f/u, change of shape, echogenicity, etc.). Determines images appropriate for diagnostic purpose.
  3. Assists other divisions during procedures. Performs functions in areas outside the Ultrasound Suite, including the Operating room, Intensive Care Units, L&D, Antepartum and Triage Unit, using portable ultrasound equipment.
  4. Participates in education of physician trainees; OB/GYN residents, MFM fellows and student sonographers. Monitors and documents progress of trainees. Contributes in orientation for new sonographers and serves as a team resource for technical information, application support, training and guidance.
  5. Participates in developing new training tools or models to improve efficiency of the department and improve patient care and satisfaction.
  6. Performs routine clerical duties; reviews daily clinic schedules; monitors urgent add ons and inpatient orders. Reviews patient charts and maternal serum screening results, tracks inventory supplies, keeps work area clean, empties laundry, and stocks rooms at the end of each shift.
  7. EPR system. Appropriate HLD of Ultrasound transducers is necessary for patient protection and infection control. Employees are trained initially and then an annual refresher is completed.
  8. Participates in staff educational in-house presentations of research and projects for monthly lunch and learn sessions. Makes contributions and participates in the publishing of articles for MFM Ultrasound literature

Required Qualifications:

  1. Vocational or Technical training in Diagnostic Medical Sonography required. Associate's degree in Ultrasound preferred.
  2. Certificate 1 Reg Diagnostic Med Sonographer required., and Certificate 2 Basic Life Support required.
  3. 3-5 years related work experience required in in MFM or had clinical training in high risk OB.
  4. NT Certification required. New staff will have 30 days to complete certification.
  5. Certificate in Basic Life Support required. New hires will have 30 days to provide BLS certification through the American Heart Association.
  6. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Competencies:

  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 .
Physical Nature of the Job:
Very Heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force continually. Employee is physically active in all elements of the job.

EOE StatementBIDMC is EOE M/F/VET/DISABILITY/GENDER IDENTITY/SEXUAL ORIENTATION

VaccinesAs a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

 

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