Technologist, Ultrasound job – Dupage Medical Group – Illinois

Technologist, Ultrasound

Dupage Medical Group

80 reviews


Illinois

Part-time

Midwest Physician Administrative Services (MPAS)
is a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPage Medical Group. MPAS was created in 2011 to provide an efficient way of integrating and delivering administrative and clinical services to customers like Northwestern Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine and Edward-Elmhurst Health.

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SUMMARY:

  • A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a Diagnostic Ultrasound Professional that is qualified by professional credentialing and academic and clinical experience to provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The scope of practice of the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer includes those procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience, has demonstrated competency, and has completed the appropriate ARDMS certification(s) which is the standard of practice in ultrasound.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
  • Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
  • Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
  • Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.
  • Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Director and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage.
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer’s care.
  • Assists with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory.
  • Maintains a daily log of patients seen / completes exam billing forms.
  • Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies.
  • Participates in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation.
  • Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
  • Performs all requested sonographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician.
  • Prepares preliminary reports and contacts referring physicians when required, according to established procedures.
  • Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.
  • Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems.
  • Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required.
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area/department.
  • Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member.
  • Provides in-service education team on requirements of sonographic procedures as requested by other members of the health care team.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment.
  • Ability to evaluate sonograms in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information.
  • Ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, laboratory results, patient history and medical records, and adapt sonographic examination as necessary.
  • Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed.
  • Ability to evaluate, synthesize, and communicate diagnostic information to the attending physician.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team, recognizing the special nature of sonographic examinations and patient’s needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team.
  • Ability to follow established departmental procedures.
  • Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations.

EDUCATION and/or CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE:

  • Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or Cardiovascular Technology Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is required.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is desirable.
  • Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the specialty(ies) as appropriate.
  • Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate.

EXPERIENCE:

  • As defined by institution.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Emotional and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the position.
  • Strength sufficient to: lift some patients, move heavy equipment on wheels (up to approximately 500 lbs), and to move patients in wheelchairs and stretchers.
  • Ability to maintain prolonged arm positions necessary for scanning.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Category I – Tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

DISCLAIMER
: The above statements in this job description are intended to describe the nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

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