Position Title: SONOGRAPHER - PER DIEM

Internal Close Date: 05/28/2021
Requisition Number: 15540845
Position Code: 894
Department: Radiology - Ultrasound
FTE Status: 0
Position Type: CASUAL_POOL
Shift: Rotating
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Internal applicants - please refer to the job description on the Compensation Department intranet site for wage rate information.

Position Summary:
Perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations for subsequent evaluation and treatment by an attending physician. Diagnostic Imaging: Ages of patients served includes newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Testing and Triage: Ages of patients served includes adolescent and adult groups. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
Accountability:
  • PATIENT CARE - Perform ultrasound techniques and examinations including abdominal, obstetric, gynecological, small parts, and minor surgical procedures

  • PATIENT CARE - Position and transfer patients comfortably

  • PATIENT CARE - Select and operate equipment; select proper technical factors based on individual patient needs assessment

  • PATIENT CARE - Obtain patient history and clinical data for correlation with sonogram; maintain records of examination data and other pertinent information on patient

  • SCHEDULING - Schedule cases to coordinate with other patient exams

  • PATIENT CARE - Assist physician in administering medicines as required

  • ENVIRONMENT - Maintain aseptic work area; maintain adequate supply levels

  • FILMS - Develop films by automatic processing; evaluate sonograms for technical quality

  • QUALITY - Perform quality assurance tasks in calibrating and adjusting equipment

  • SUPPLIES - Assist designated supervisor in monitoring inventory

  • TRAINING - Educate staff in didactic and/or clinical techniques of diagnostic sonography

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • Associate's Degree in related discipline

  • Allied Health and Accreditation program graduate or equivalent

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • NM Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program Licensure (NMMIRT)

  • (ARDMS) American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Ultrasound Certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • May be required or is required to perform on-call duties

  • Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals, dangerous equipment and/or materials requiring basic safety precautions