Sonographer (PRN) - Davie Medical Center | WFBH-Davie Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Sonographer (PRN) - Davie Medical Center
Job ID: 7512
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Allied Health-Tech
Winston-Salem, NCAllied Health-Tech, Medical, Healthcare7/28/2014This is a PRN position at Davie Medical Center, Bermuda Run, NC, location.Education: Completion of a formal cardiac ultrasound program Prefer A.A., or A.S. or correlative Allied Health Program Experience: Prefer two years clinical ultrasound experience Prefer some teaching experience...

Job Description


This is a PRN position at Davie Medical Center, Bermuda Run, NC, location.

Education:
Completion of a formal cardiac ultrasound program
Prefer A.A., or A.S. or correlative Allied Health Program

Experience:
Prefer two years clinical ultrasound experience
Prefer some teaching experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration:
RDCS through the ARDMS is required within two years in the appropriate specialty keeping a current A status
Current completion of CPR course through the American Heart Association required


Job Title: Sonographer
Job Code: 0231
Reports To: Clinical Manager
FSLA Status: Non-exempt

Job Summary:
Renders self available to develop academic and technological skills enabling self to independently perform diagnostic cardiac services to pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. The sonographer uses various equipment with proficiency following special protocols while evaluating and documenting data to produce optimum diagnostic results. Demonstrates experience and competency through National Registry credentialing or is in the pursuit of the National Registry within two years. Demonstrates advanced knowledge level and acts as a resource for MDs, fellows, residents, staff and students.

Education:
Completion of a formal cardiac ultrasound program
Prefer A.A., or A.S. or correlative Allied Health Program

Experience:
Prefer two years clinical ultrasound experience
Prefer some teaching experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration:
RDCS through the ARDMS is required within two years in the appropriate specialty keeping a current ?A? status
Current completion of CPR course required

Skills&Qualifications:
Good communication skills, verbal and non-verbal
Ability to teach technological skills


1.Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building.
Following hospital policies and procedures.
Following departmental policies and procedures.
Contributing to the overall quality of services.
Assuming responsibility for keeping informed about changes in policies and procedures.

2.Ability to do mathematical calculations and use instrument controls.
Diagnostic information is consistently obtained and appropriate calculations are performed accurately.
Standard imaging protocol is extended as required by patient history or sonographic findings.
State-of-the-art knowledge of measurements and calculations are applied to each study.

3.Exhibits knowledge of cardiac physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology
Understands cardiac physiology and pathology.
Preliminary echocardiographic data is entered accurately for reading physicians.
Conditions are identified that need immediate clinical response.

4.Performs specialty cardiac exams.
Performs all specialty exams.
Understands utilization of various equipment.
Easily adapts to new and various equipment.

5.Performs emergent cardiac exams
Performs exams during emergent conditions.
Recognizes critical cardiac situations.
Is able to work independently on call.
Responds appropriately to critical situations.

6.Exhibits knowledge of additional procedures in cardiac ultrasound
Performs in all areas of cardiac ultrasound.
Adapts easily to various clinical situations.
Promotes teamwork in department.
Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

7.Provides guidance/instruction to trainees, students, etc.
Instructing state-of-the-art technology
Demonstrating proper scanning skills
Developing others in various procedural protocols.
Pursuing competency on various equipment
Following clinical protocols in completing assigned exams.

8.Maintains a safe, secure and clean environment for patients, visitors and co-workers.
Maintaining assigned specialty area including equipment and supplies in a clean, attractive and efficient manner.
Evaluating patient?s status for life threatening situations and/or emergency care response as allowed by employer.
Following infection control policies.
Maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality.

9.Pursues and achieves high standard of professional development.
Demonstrating a willingness to develop academic and technological skills.
Participating routinely in conferences.
Consistently attending educational opportunities, weekly conferences, post-grad courses, etc.
Maintains or is in pursuit of an active registry status with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Association in the required specialty.
Maintaining continuing educational credits.
Participates in peer staff reviews.

10.Participates in Departments Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement processes.
Actively participates in obtaining information necessary to fulfill Q.A. and Q.I. requirements.
Maintaining a knowledge of projects in process, outcomes and their clinical impact.
Influencing other staff to contribute by providing resources or making presentations.
Ensuring safe and effective operation of systems by inspection for potential electrical and mechanical hazards.

11.Ensures age/developmentally appropriate patient procedures are provided in accordance with Age-Specific Procedure Guidelines for the specific age groups served.
Demonstrating knowledge of physical, motor/sensory, mental, psychosocial, safety and developmental factors in the Age-Specific Procedure Guidelines.
Providing for staff?s integration of age-specific procedural knowledge related to disease processes, diagnostic tests, treatment modalities and expected outcomes in assessing patient needs and procedural planning.
Utilizing communication skills in obtaining information, providing education and conveying patient needs sensitive to age and developmental level of the individual patient/family.
Maintaining competence related to age-specific patient procedures by regularly updating knowledge of growth and development, the aging process and strategies to meet related needs.

Job Specifications
Physical Requirements:
Amount of time spent performing the following activities:

0% 35% 65%
to to to
35% 65% 100% N/A Activity
X Standing
X Walking
X Sitting
X Bending
X Reaching with arms
X Finger and hand dexterity
X Talking
X Hearing
X Seeing
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
X 20 lbs. maximum
X 50 lbs. maximum
X 100 lbs. maximum


Work Environment:
May be exposed to infectious and contagious disease
May be exposed to body fluids and wastes
Exposed to odorous chemicals
Contact with patients under variety of circumstances
Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
Clean and comfortable climate
Exposed to explosive, flammable gases

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