PRN Sonographer I

Requisition ID
2021-168299
Department
Ultrasound
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
prn as needed
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
IA-DES MOINES

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

  • Performs Ultrasound procedures on scheduled shifts including emergency callback, operating ultrasound equipment.
  • Instructs and educates patient regarding the ordered test and prepares the patient for the procedure.
  • Uses the Hospital and Department information systems to complete patient testing records and billing procedures.
  • Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems.
  • Instructs, supervises, and evaluates student technologists.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in performing all exams according to protocol. Maintains the physical environment of the department in a clean, well-stocked, orderly manner.
  • Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner, reporting any malfunctions to manager/Bio-med.
  • Manages and coordinates the activities of the Ultrasound Department with other areas of the department and hospital to insure and maintain patient care.
  • Attends hospital and department meetings and in-services.
  • Complies with OSHA/JCAHO and other regulatory agency recommendations and guidelines.
  • Performs high-level disinfection of reusable items such as transducers per the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an accredited two-year Ultrasound Technologist program.
  • Registered with ARDMS within 3 months. Maintain active registry status during employment. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire, and maintained. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certification include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
  • Pass vascular boards within eighteen months of hire.

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