Sonographer

Requisition ID
2021-152509
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Radiology
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
8:30am - 5:00pm
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Centerville
Location
IA-CENTERVILLE

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

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Performs general radiography, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, echo-vascular, MRI, and computed tomography procedures as qualified. This includes working with neonates, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients and adapting procedures appropriately for each age group.
  • Works rotational shifts with other technologists and provides general diagnostic and computed tomography procedures on call as needed. This includes arriving at the hospital within 20 minutes of being called.
  • Maintains current knowledge of equipment used in the radiology department. Works within accepted practice standards for the institution and maintains confidential information.
  • Uses office/clerical equipment, maintains accurate clinical records, and has a working knowledge of all computer systems.
  • Performs a wide variety of assignments including maintaining equipment and troubleshooting as needed.
  • Greets patients and families in a professional and caring manner.
  • Schedules procedures and exams, keeping current on insurance and billing requirements.
  • Ability to operate all computer systems.
  • Maintain record keeping and filing system of reports, films and requisitions according to departmental policies. Classifies, sorts and files correspondence, records and other documents accordingly. Purges files in accordance with policy.

Other duties as assigned by management.

Qualifications

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Successful completion of a two year Radiology Technology program.

Required Licensure and Certifications

·         Active registration with the ARDMS in at least one sonography discipline and ARRT certification in general radiography.

·         Current Iowa license to practice general radiography.

·         Proof of required continuing educational credits.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administration.

·         Interacts professionally with patient/family.

·         Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.

·         Promotes effective intradepartmental and interdepartmental relationships.

·         Interprets and follows Radiology Services and hospital policies and procedures.

·         Cooperates in planning programs and safety and preparedness for fire and disaster.

·         Attends meetings and participates on hospital committees as appropriate.

·         Maintains supplies and equipment.

·         Promotes hospital/community relationships.

·         Transports equipment and patients.

·         Assists with training of new employees and students as assigned.

·         Completes assigned LEARN module and compliance courses as required.

 

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