Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Per Diem - TMCOne - Obstetrics
A Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Sonographer is a diagnostic ultrasound professional that performs sonographic assessments of maternal-fetal conditions with minimal guidance and supervision. A person in this role must be able to perform routine obstetric ultrasound cases independently, and is able to perform obstetric ultrasound cases with complexities under the supervision of the MFM and/or experienced MFM Sonographer. A MFM sonographer must have reasonable knowledge in various fetal conditions and anomalies as well as an understanding of contributing high-risk maternal factors. This person must demonstrate competency and must hold the appropriate ARDMS certification(s), which is the standard of practice in ultrasound. Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.
Utilizes high frequency soundwaves and uses special camera equipment to produce images of the inner human body and/or fetus for the identification and diagnosis of abnormalities. Assists physician in such procedures as amniocentesis and chorionic villi sampling; determine angle for puncture and assists as necessary while maintain sterile techniques. Performs routine obstetric ultrasound cases independently and is able to perform obstetric ultrasound cases with complexities under the supervision of the experienced Sonographer. OB Sonographers must have reasonable knowledge in various fetal conditions and anomalies as well as an understanding of contributing high-risk maternal factors.
Cleans the equipment and probe after each patient and disinfects the TEE probe after each procedure, making sure to adhere to safety, environmental and infection control policies and procedures as set forth by the hospital and the department.
Explains the procedure, answers patient questions and addresses their concerns
Assists medical staff during special procedures.
Obtains patient history, answers patient questions, explains procedures and comforts patients.
Abstracts relevant information from the patients’ clinical record and obtains additional information if necessary; verifies prescription, diagnosis, patient identification and chart.
Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients.
Maintains sonographic and other equipment in efficient operating order; assists with preventative maintenance on a regularly scheduled basis.
Performs advanced tests with portable equipment in patients’ rooms when necessary.
Positions patients and operates equipment to produce the most reliable and informational data; observes patient for any unusual reactions or event.
Cleans instruments on fixed and movable equipment associated with surgical sonography activities.
Operates specialized equipment to calibrate and record test results; prepares room and equipment for patient; and instructs hospital personnel and students on examination procedures, evaluation of results, equipment maintenance and calibration, as well as anatomy and physiology pertaining to exam and principles utilized by equipment.
Assists in inventory control and ordering supplies.
Takes call responsibilities as needed in department.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school providing a sonography program.
EXPERIENCE: Six months to one year of diagnostic medical sonography experience preferably in an acute care setting.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: General Ultrasound Sonographers and OB Sonographers are required to obtain American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) within eighteen (18) months of hire date. Vascular and Cardiac Sonographers are required to obtain ARDMS or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) within eighteen (18) months of hire. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required for General Ultrasound Sonographers and Vascular and Cardiac Sonographers upon hire.