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Sonographer; Breast Care Center - Part Time, Days *$7,500 Sign on Bonus*

Company: Catholic Medical Center
Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

To perform diagnostic medical ultrasound examinations as requested by referring physicians for in house or out patients. To create a therapeutic environment for pediatric, adolescent, adult and older adult patients and their families. To carry out functions in a manner consistent with total quality care.*Qualifications*\***PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: \*Under the general direction of the Director of Imaging Services and the direct supervision of the Sonography Supervisor, within established company and departmental policies and procedures, the incumbent performs the following essential functions:* Prepare patients for examinations and explain procedures to patients while performing studies. Reassure the patient at all times and be sensitive to the comfort and needs of the patients.* Correlation of the clinical history with the test to be performed.* Consultation with the referring physician regarding patient's previous history and decision of appropriate ultrasound procedure required when necessary.* Perform ultrasound studies: abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological, neurological and vascular according to established guidelines (ACR).* Operate complex ultrasound imaging equipment pertinent to department, Dexa, Mammographic, CAD computer assisted* Utilize ancillary devices, laser camera, VAC assist BX, to obtain permanent record of examinations.* Select proper transducer and frequency for performance of examination.* Recognize the significance of all structures that are visualized at all times, to differentiate artifacts from normal or pathological processes.* Recognize electronic equipment limitations.* Must be able to determine if the anatomy is normal or abnormal and if deemed abnormal, to be able to delineate the abnormality and to extend the scope of the study appropriately.* Ability to deviate from normal technique when necessary and to develop better techniques to keep the department up to date.* Provide technical and nursing aid for surgical biopsy aspiration procedures.* Participate in reading session with physician and contribute technical and professional knowledge to the final diagnostic impression or report.* Continuous review of anatomy and physiology and the effect of disease processes with relation to ultrasound.* Assist in Quality Assurance reviews.* Maximize use of the Radiology Information System, utilizing computers, terminals, and other office equipment for efficient performance.* Maintain order and cleanliness of equipment and ultrasound area.* Review of pathology, surgical and follow up with referring physicians to correlate patients' progress and provide means of reviewing accuracy of ultrasound examination.* Evaluate new products and equipment for possible future use.* Research, develop and formulate new techniques for ultrasound procedures.* Assist in training of new Sonographers and at times, direct orientation of new techniques, research projects, and in-service education of other medical staff members. Provide demonstrations of ultrasound equipment for staff and visitors.* Instruct student Sonographers in patient evaluation and ultrasound examination technique.* Assist in providing training in Diagnostic Ultrasound for Radiologic Technology students, and Radiologic Technologists* Performs similar or related duties as assigned or requested.*KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES*Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job:* Ability to deliver patient care in a manner that is appropriate to the demographics and/ or specific needs of the patient population served by the hospital.* Demonstrates proficiency in assessing, responding and adapting treatment of care to meet the needs of the patient population served by the hospital.* Physical requirements include reaching, standing for long periods, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and fingering such as in typing. Other physical requirements are grasping, talking clearly, accurately and sometimes loudly and quickly. Hearing through oral communication, and some repetitive motions.* Knowledge of the diagnostic ultrasound field must be up to date and ongoing.* Familiarity with new and upcoming advancements in the ultrasound field.* Skills such as reading, comprehension and communication with the spoken word.* Knowledge of safe patient transport practices.* Knowledge of department and hospital confidentiality policies pertinent to patient information and hospital data.* Ability to exchange ideas and receive detailed information.* Ability to follow directions.* Ability to work with other members of the Health Care Team, including nurses, physicians, etc., and to provide the best in comfort, caring and curing.* Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and up to 20 pounds of force frequently.* Ability to wear the following safety equipment: safety glasses, gloves and surgical mask.* Ability to receive training and guidelines from supervisor on non-routine duties which may not follow standard practices and procedures. Determines action to be taken, handling all but unusual cases.*OSHA RATING: * Category I (Exposure to blood borne pathogens)*ACCESS TO PHI: * Complete*WORK SCHEDULE: ** Generally Monday through Friday, day shift.*QUALIFICATIONS: *Education:* Registry or Certification from accredited two year Allied Health Program or two years of college with emphasis on the Biological sciences.* Satisfactory completion of formal Ultrasound training program or equivalent experience.Experience:* Previous experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is desirable.Licensure/Certification:* Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.* Registered or Registry Eligible, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).* Must renew certification and/or registration annually with 30 hours of continuing education bi-annually.* Licensed in the State of New Hampshire with the Board of Medical Imaging& Radiation Therapy.Standard of Business ConductIndividuals are required to refrain from participating in any activities that could be construed as fraud and abuse. Requires the ability to follow Catholic Medical Center's Standards of Business Conduct in any instance where you feel there is suspicion of fraud or abuse, or a violation of the law. The Standards of Business Conduct requires that suspicion or knowledge of any person(s) in violation of the Code be reported to the Corporate Compliance Officer. The extent to which you comply with the requirements contained within the Code will be a factor in evaluating your overall job performance.*Primary Location**: * US-NH-Manchester*Job**: * Medical Imaging*Schedule**: * Full-time*Shift**: * Day*Employee Status**: * Regular*Job Type**: * Standard*Job Level**: * Non ManagerJob Type: Full-time

Keywords: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester , Sonographer; Breast Care Center - Part Time, Days *$7,500 Sign on Bonus*, Healthcare , Manchester, New Hampshire

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