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Multicredentialed Sonographer

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Mesquite
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

LOCATION: Mesquite, TX\n\n SETTING: Clinic\n\n SCHEDULE: FT\n\n JOB SUMMARY\n\nThe Multi-modality Sonographer performs any combination of basic to advanced ultrasound services and procedures for patients, which may include:? abdominal, Ob/Gyn, cardiac, vascular, musculoskeletal and small parts.? This position analyzes the patient?s clinical history in order to identify the purpose of the examination, frames the clinical questions that the examination is intended to answer and expands the examination as necessary to answer clinical questions.\n\nESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE\n\nPerforms multiple modality ultrasound procedures utilizing a variety of equipment and techniques and makes the necessary measurements required for the interpretation to obtain accurate, high quality results.\nIdentifies and defines abnormalities specific to the procedure and extends the scope of the examination appropriately, deviating from standard techniques when necessary and correlating other diagnostic test results with anatomy and function. Utilizes appropriate protection measures during procedures.\nMay assist physicians in the procedure rooms and operating rooms by performing ultrasound studies to aid in proceeding with complex procedures to decrease risk factors.\nPrepares patients for procedures and obtains clinical history from the patient including related physical findings and pertinent laboratory data in order to adapt the imaging techniques to obtain comprehensive and diagnostic exams to alleviate the probability of erroneous clinical interpretation of the ultrasound. Explains the purpose of the ultrasound examination to the patient and answers questions.\nRecords statistics and performs daily maintenance of the ultrasound Lab and its equipment, reporting all malfunctions as appropriate.\nActs as a resource to other staff, physicians and students regarding equipment, techniques, procedures and studies to optimize patient care.\nWorks closely with ultrasound team to ensure quality processes and adherence to protocols, and assists with unit and/or organization accreditation activities as delegated.\nImplements protocols as new technology evolves, and ensures implementation and adherence to system standards.\nAssures operation of equipment by performing quality checks following manufacturer?s recommendations and troubleshooting equipment as required.\n\nKEY SUCCESS FACTORS\n\nMust be familiar with approved clinical protocols for each type of ultrasound examination to be performed.\nMust meet all of the qualifications and requirements for any two of the following modalities: Ob/Gyn, cardiac, vascular, musculoskeletal, or small parts, and will work a minimum of 25% of the time in the second modality. Pediatric and adult scopes are considered separate specialties by certification.\nKnowledge and ability to apply complex sonographic principles, instrumentation and techniques.\nKnowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology for each different specialty.\nKnowledge of proper infection control, including precautionary procedures.\nKnowledge of relevant laws regarding patient confidentiality and privacy.\nAbility to interact and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with healthcare providers, including other sonographers, physicians and nurses.\nSkilled in the utilization of computers and medical equipment.\n\nBENEFITS\n\nOur competitive benefits package includes the following\n- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits\n- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%\n- Tuition Reimbursement\n- PTO accrual beginning Day 1\nNote: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or levelQUALIFICATIONS- EDUCATION - Grad of Accred Prog or Eqival- EXPERIENCE - 2 Years of Experience- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS or BLS within 30 days of hire or transfer. Adv Cardiac Sonographer (ACS), Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Reg Diag Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Ped.Echocardiography (PE) (RDCS-PE), Reg Diag Med Sono-Abdomen (AB) (RDMS-AB), Registered Vascular Sonographe (RVS), Registered Vascular Tech (RVT): Must have TWO of the following ACS, RCS, RDCS, RDCS-PE, RDMS-AB, RVS, RVT.

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Mesquite , Multicredentialed Sonographer, Healthcare , Mesquite, Texas

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