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Sonographer - Ultrasound, Full Time, Variable Shifts

Company: Catholic Medical Center
Location: Manchester
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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 and to carry out functions in a manner consistent with total quality care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

Keywords: Catholic Medical Center, Manchester , Sonographer - Ultrasound, Full Time, Variable Shifts, Other , Manchester, New Hampshire

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