Sonographer II – Full Time Days

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Central Maine Healthcare
Published
April 14, 2022
Location
Lewiston, Maine
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Sonographer II - Full Time Days

locations Lewiston, Maine
time type Full time
posted on Posted Yesterday
job requisition id R3531

At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day.

Essential Duties:

1.Performs clinical assessment of the patient and conditions in order to select the appropriate equipment for the sonography examination based on established protocols to be followed.

2.Perform Two Identifiers and complete hand hygiene. Explains the test to the patient.  Instructs and assists the patient in assuming the physical position for examination.

3.Demonstrates ability to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.

4.Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

5.Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures.

6.Selects a transducer and adjusts the equipment controls according to the area to be examined, the depth of field and other specifications of test. Is able to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic information.

7.Pull correct patient name from list on modality onto ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.

8.Moves transducer over specified area of the body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced. Uses independent judgment to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.

9.Records diagnostic images and data for use by the interpreting physician for diagnosing and archival purposes.

10.Analyzes sonogram, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.

11.Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.

12.Maintains accurate QC logs, Audits  service records, etc.

13.Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's or lead person’s instruction.

14.Completes ultrasound exams at Bennett Breast Care Center consistent with set policies and procedures.

15.Provides ultrasound call according to monthly schedule

16.Assists with daily operation of the ultrasound department

17.Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.

18.Customer Service: Interacts with all individuals in a consistent manner, providing attention, support, and assistance to foster an environment of exceptional personal service.

 

Education and experience:

  • Prefer two years of radiologic/imaging experience.
  • Specific experience and training in Ultrasound and proficient knowledge of Ultrasound Equipment ARDMS Registered or ARDMS candidate.  Graduate of a CAAHEP-approved school of Ultrasonography, or has received education and clinical experience and demonstrated competence to obtain appropriate ARDMS certification within a year of hire preferred.
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification required. Recertification of existing employees is due within one month of expiration date
  • Knowledge and understanding of general anatomy, physiology and medical terminology

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Ability to engage patients and team members utilizing the CMH Experience Standards

  • I am creating a warming, caring, and non-judgmental environment
  • I am actively listening and seeking information
  • I am honest, truthful, and consistent
  • I am respectful, treating all individuals with dignity and empathy
  • I am serving as a role model, taking both initiative and ownership when appropriate
  • I am working collaboratively and demonstrating teamwork
  • I am resilient and adapt to change in positive ways

Serve as the champion of the patient and team member experience by providing an A+ experience to every patient and team member, every day

 

Basic computer knowledge

 

Excellent Customer Service Skills

 

Ability to prioritize and use critical thinking skills

 

Ability to read and communicate effectively in English

 

Additional languages preferred

 

Effectively communicate with patients and co-workers in a supportive and tactful manner

Ability to remain calm in a busy or stressful situation

 

Represent the organization in a positive manner, support and encourages strong morale within the   team and maintain effective, professional relationships with others

If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application!

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