WI Ultrasound Tech, M-F, 8:30am - 5pm, call every 3rd weekend.

Mauston, WI
Full Time - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Call every 3rd weekend, 8am to 12pm.

*Wages are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.
Working under the delegated authority of the supervising physician, the Sonographer serves as a medical imaging professional providing clinically relevant information to assist the physician with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The Sonographer role and responsibilities include providing diagnostic medical sonography services and its various clinical specialties. The sonographer activities are performed consistent with their education and training, and in accordance with facility policies and procedures and applicable professional standards.JOB REQUIREMENTSMinimum EducationGraduate of an approved course in medical sonography ARDMS requiredRegistry in ABD and OB (within first year of employment) Registry in Breast, highly desirableDVT BLS certification (within first three months of employment)Minimum Work ExperiencePreferred experience in general, OB, breast and vascular sonography and interventional procedures.Required SkillsGood sense of organization and the ability to work independently Ability to handle and prioritize multiple patientsExperience with a variety of ultrasound equipment and transducersAbility to adapt to change with a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSReview patient medical history and supporting clinical information.Ensure that the sonography examination order is complete, contains relevant information, and meets the standard of medical necessity.Evaluate any contraindications, insufficient patient preparation, and the patient's inability or unwillingness to tolerate the examination and associated procedures.Prepare exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct sonography examinations in accordance with infections disease, sterilization, and patient safety protocols, policies, and procedures.Selects transducer, and makes equipment adjustments according to nature of test, depth of field, and other specifications of test.Use proper patient positioning tools, devices, equipment adjustment, and ergonomically correct scanning techniques to ensure patient comfort and safety, and to prevent compromised data acquisition and musculoskeletal injury to the sonographer.Conduct patient clinical assessment and perform the diagnostic medical sonography examination ordered by the provider in accordance with professional and facility protocols.Apply independent judgment during the sonography examination to ensure that appropriate anatomical, pathological, and clinical conditions are accurately captured in the examination images to facilitate optimum diagnostic results for the interpreting physician.Identify and document any limitations to the sonography examination, and any incidental findings that might impact patient safety or patient care and provide that information to the interpreting physician.Ensure that the sonography examination results meet the facility standards for Quality Assurance before findings are released for interpretation.Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, to prepare preliminary reports, and communicates finding to the appropriate physician according to established procedures.Exercise responsibility to ensure that the ultrasound equipment is functioning accurately.Determines the qualifications who use equipment and administer procedures under the direction of the Radiologist.Exercise responsibility for the maintenance and accuracy of facility reports, database records and logs. Carry out Quality Assurance protocols and Quality Improvement measures within the facility.Maintains a safe and clean work environment.Transporting of sonography machine to do portable exams within the building.Assist Radiologists and other physicians in the performance of biopsies, and Interventional procedures. Making slides and collecting specimens as needed, to be sent to the lab for processing.Assist surgeons with ultrasound equipment in the operating room in a sterile environment.Perform examination on call outside of normal business hours on a rotating basis including weekends, and holidays. Must be able to arrive within 1 hour of being called back to work while on call.Maintains compliance with continuing medical education requirements. Attends monthly department meetings.Other duties as assigned within scope, responsibility and certification of position.ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONSDemonstrates excellent customer service through attitude and actions, consistent with the mission, values and standards of performanceAdheres to AIDET communication framework in every encounter, both in person and over the phoneFollows the AIDET 10/5 rule by making eye contact and smiling within 10 feet of someone, and speaking and acknowledging within 5 feetManages up co-workers and other departments within the organization Provides a positive and professional representation of the organizationPromotes a culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation and preventionMaintains standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experienceMaintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends and developments in related scope of job role or practiceAttends all assigned mandatory trainings/in-servicesAdheres to infection control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulationsParticipates in ongoing quality improvement activitiesMaintains compliance with organization's policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department and applicable professional standardsComplies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient informationAdheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies  
Required Qualifications
General Certifications(ACLS,BLS/BCLS); Allied Health Certifications(ARDMS (RVT),ARDMS(AB),ARDMS(OB))

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