Position Title: SONOGRAPHER

Internal Close Date: 08/03/2021
Requisition Number: 15628192
Position Code: 1061
Department: OSIS Ultrasound
FTE Status: 1
Position Type: BUDGETED
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:

This position offers generous sign on bonus and relocation to external hires.

The Sonographer functions as a healthcare provider who, working under the delegated authority of the supervising physician, serves as medical imaging professional providing clinically relevant information to assist the physician with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The Staff Sonographer role and responsibilities include providing diagnostic medical sonography services and its various clinical specialties. The Staff Sonographer activities are performed consistent with their education and training, and in accordance with facility policies and procedures and applicable professional standards. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
  • Prepare exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct sonography examinations in accordance with infectious disease, sterilization, and patient safety protocols, policies and procedures

  • Review patient medical history and supporting clinical information

  • Assume responsibility for the safety of the patient during the sonographic examination

  • Conduct patient clinical assessment and perform the diagnostic medical sonography examination ordered by the supervising physician in accordance with professional facility protocols

  • Apply independent judgment during the sonography examination to ensure that appropriate anatomical, pathological, and clinical conditions are accurately captures in the examination images

  • Except as authorized by written facility policies and procedures, refer specific diagnostic, treatment or prognosis question to the appropriate physician or healthcare professional

  • Review examination images, synthesize examination results, and prepare the preliminary findings for use by the interpreting physician

  • Perform quality control procedures to ensure that the ultrasound equipment operates at optimal levels

  • Exercise responsibility to ensure that the ultrasound equipment is functioning accurately

  • Exercise responsibility for the maintenance and accuracy of facility reports, database records and logs

  • Ensure the sonography examination results meet the facility standards for Quality Assurance before findings are released for interpretation

  • Carry out Quality Assurance protocols and quality improvement measures within the facility

  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, administrators and members of the healthcare team

  • 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)

  • Addendum - (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

  • Addendum - Breast Certification w/in 12 months of hire

  • 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.

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements - Preferred:
  • Addendum - 1 or more ARDMS specialty exams

  • Professional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit:
  • Addendum - 1 or more ARDMS specialty exams

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

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

  • May be required or is required to perform on-call duties