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Sonographer Specialty - Mount Vernon - FT

Mount Vernon Hospital 615529 Full Time 2501 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA, 22306, US
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Job Description

                                           ***Sign on Bonus Available***

As a Specialty Sonographer, you will administer sound patient care practices according to hospital and department policies/procedures to ensure the safety of patients. To help achieve our mission, you will complete ancillary tasks to ensure efficient and consistent departmental operations. Demonstrating safety for patients, staff and self as outlined in department protocols and regulatory guidelines is of vital importance. Maintaining equipment, exam rooms and work areas in a neat and safe condition is required. Your ability to provide clinical services according to specialized ultrasound practice standards and act as a resource to students, nurses, fellows and other Technologists to ensure optimal department functions is essential.

A day in the life of a Sonographer can look like:

  • Communicates effectively with patients to obtain clinical history/informed consent from patients or patients' chart to assist physicians in optimizing the performance and interpretation of examinations.
  • Assists physicians in performing TEE, Fetal Echoes and AV optimization studies by using departmental protocols to provide optimum results.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper sterile technique and isolation precautions as they pertain to the various specialty procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize clinical and/or emergent problems that may interfere with exams and takes appropriate action to resolve them and produce the most desirable outcomes.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of intravenous (IV) heparin locks and central line usage as they pertain to Sonography.
  • Explains procedures to patients/families and answers questions to ease anxiety and ensure patient cooperation.
  • Demonstrates proper technique for injection of IV contrast, or other test enhancing solutions, in alignment with standards of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Additional Requirements

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited diagnostic ultrasound school with a specialty or five plus years on the job training in a hospital performing specialized sonograms
  • Experience: One year experience in a hospital/healthcare environment in the performance of Specialized Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Certification: ARDMS, CCI or ARRT registered. Must have RVT/RVS/VS with specialty in Vascular or Neurosonology; or RDCS/RCS with a specialty in Adult Echo, Fetal Echo or Pediatric Echo; or RDMS/ARRT with at least two sonographer specialties (ie: OB/GYN, Breast, AB) , ARDMS, CCI or ARRT registered; BLS & CPR from the AHA