Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Vascular
$7,500 sign-on bonus available! Shift is 3,12 hour days - Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 0800-2030
Assists physicians with procedures such as pseudoaneurysm thrombin injections and assists as necessary maintaining sterile procedures and techniques. Performs all vascular ultrasound procedures and exams including, but not limited to carotid, venous, arterial, and transcranial doppler and provides preliminary reports. Cleans the equipment and probe after each patient and disinfects the probes 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.
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.
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: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Vascular Sonographers are required to obtain ARDMS or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) within eighteen (18) months of hire. Additional certification may be required per department.