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Sonographer

Alexandria Hospital 617033 Part Time 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22304, US
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Job Description

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

  • Communicates effectively with patients to obtain clinical history and informed consent from patients or patients' chart to assist physicians in optimizing the performance and interpretation of examinations.
  • Explains procedures to patients/families and answers any questions to ease anxiety and ensure patient cooperation.
  • Assists physicians in performing a variety of examinations by using standard department protocols, isolation precautions and/or sterile technique.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize clinical and/or emergent problems that may interfere with exams, takes appropriate action to resolve them and produces the most desirable outcomes.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of intravenous (IV) heparin locks and central line usage as they pertain to Sonography.
  • Demonstrates proper technique for injection of IV contrast, or other test enhancing solution, under the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Standards.
  • Correctly identifies patients and their files by ensuring a high degree of accuracy.
  • Identifies errors and takes immediate action for corrections.
  • Tracks patients according to department procedures.

Additional Requirements

  • Work schedule: PRN, hours/schedule varies
  • Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  • Experience: Recent experience in a hospital/healthcare environment as a sonographer or sonographer student
  • Certification: BLS; CPR; ARRT, ARDMS or RVT or registry eligible. Must be registry eligible, and obtain certification within one year of hire date into position.