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Perinatal Sonographer

Clinic And Schar Cancer 620200 Full Time 8081 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031, US
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Job Description

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.

Job Responsibilities
 
  • 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.
  • Correctly identifies patients and their files while ensuring a high degree of accuracy. Tracks patients according to department procedures. Identifies errors and takes immediate action for corrections.
  • Participates in department/hospital performance improvement initiatives, in-services and meetings.
  • Demonstrates patient safety in the department by use of side rails, braking mechanisms and patient monitoring. Reports, documents and corrects any adverse, unsafe or unusual conditions.
  • Demonstrates proper care and aseptic cleaning of all patient related equipment by following established department policies to ensure the quality of care provided to patients.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use proper cleaning techniques on all TEE probes as well as maintaining the Glutaraldehyde solution to include daily testing of the solution and test strips – maintains all logs associated with this technique.
  • Maintains equipment, exam rooms and work areas in a neat and safe condition to ensure the safety of patients and team members.
  • Ensures that rooms are stocked with appropriate supplies and has required supplies readily available for procedures.
  • Troubleshoots equipment effectively and reports equipment to Biomedical Engineering/vendor. Performs/recognizes the need for routine maintenance of imagers/processors to maintain consistent quality images.
  • Operates imaging and other related equipment according to manufactures' specifications. Provides clinical services according to specialized ultrasound practice standards and acts as a resource to students, nurses, fellows and other Technologists to ensure optimal department functions.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of ultrasound principles and theory as they pertain to the specialized area. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of specialized anatomy, pathology and physiology as well as the systemic effect of other systems. Utilizes anatomical knowledge to position patients to optimize image quality during the examination while still providing for patient comfort and safety.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills as well as the ability to enhance procedures with additional modalities and views based on identified disease processes. Independently utilizes analytical abilities to determine the selection of images that are presented to physicians for interpretation.
  • Demonstrates the ability to accurately measure specialty area structures and pathology to further determine the direction of exams.
  • Accurately obtains and evaluates Color flow and Doppler waveforms by using the appropriate information to determine if further evaluation is indicated.
  • Records all data, images and technical notes that provide the preliminary report to facilitate physicians' ability to interpret information.



Additional Requirements

 

Graduate of an accredited school/program of diagnostic medical sonography or five years of specialized training in a hospital/healthcare setting.

One year of experience in a hospital/healthcare environment in the performance of Specialized Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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 (i.e. OB/GYN, Breast, AB).

BLS and CPR from AHA upon start

Fulltime Day M-F 

Sign on Bonus Available