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Specialty Sonographer - FT - Springfield Healthplex

Alexandria Hospital 640632 Full Time 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA, 22304, US
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Job Description

A day in the life of a Specialty 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.
  • 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.
  • Other duties, as assigned

Requirements

  • Work schedule: Monday - Friday - oncall Required - Full-time
  • Education: Graduate of an accredited school/program of diagnostic medical sonography or five years of specialized training in a hospital/healthcare setting.
  • 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 American Heart Association.