Sonographer I

Requisition ID
2020-128794
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Diagnostic Radiology
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Variable Shifts
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Saint Joseph Jessamine
Location
KY-NICHOLASVILLE

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSE

Performs diagnostic and vascular procedures on patients using ultrasound waves to examine tissue and body structures. Obtains patient history, explains routine procedures and addresses patient concerns. Responsible for maintaining patient record and files. Performs all ultrasound techniques and examinations, abdominal scans, retroperitoneal scans, limited obstetric and gynecological scans, and a variety of tests to include, but not limited to, carotid imaging, peripheral plethysmography, doppler wave form, segmental pressure, venous imaging, and thoracic outlet studies.

 

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

2. Performs procedures to ensure quality patient care in accordance with Radiologist’s expectations and protocols.

3. Displays knowledge and complies with the National Patient Safety goals.

4. Supports and reports any identified compliance matters.

5. Participates in hospital and department quality assurance programs to ensure safety and satisfaction.

6. Maintains professional development and education for technical competency.

7. Uses standard precautions, PPE, at all times.

8. Maintains regulatory compliance and licensure for current position.

9. Attends all CHI Saint Joseph Health required educational programs as well as all Learn modules.

10. Contributes to the efficient operation and monitoring of the department and utilizes our resources efficiently.

11. Demonstrates complete working knowledge of equipment within assigned area.

12. Knowledge and performance of the Code of Conduct Standards.

13. Other duties as assigned by manager

Qualifications

Required Education

  • Graduate from a school accredited of Radiologic Technology, OR Graduate of AMA Accredited Sonography Program, OR Graduate of accredited School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and/or equivalent clinical experience

Required Licensure and Certifications

  • Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Sonography (S) within in 1 year of employment OR, Certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) within one year of employment, OR Registered Vascular Technician within 12 months (For ARDMS/ARRT must pass physics exam within 90 days of hire date
  • State of Kentucky License, if applicable
  • One specialty area required (i.e. abdomen, vascular, OBGYN)
  • BLS within 30 days of employment.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Takes initiative to proactively address issues and seek solutions when opportunities and challenges are presented.
  • Ensures quality care by being attentive to detail, addresses potential safety concerns, and follows our Error Prevention Techniques as outlined by CHI Saint Joseph Health.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality. * Demonstrates integrity by being open and honest in all communications. Reasoning Ability:
  • Is accountable for actions, taking full responsibility for the conduct and results of own work. * Adapts approach to situation and appreciates the difference in other’s perspective.
  • Committed to Service Excellence to ensure our patients receive the best patient experience * Works to maintain a positive team relationship with co-workers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experienced preferred

 

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