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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Company: UCHealth
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Summary:

Performs sonography in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.

Work Schedule: Full Time Days

Responsibilities:

Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation. When ordered, prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice.

Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate. Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters.

Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary. Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s). Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results.

Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including re-positioning patient and repeating procedure. Enters, transmits and reports scan results.

Withinscope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and theability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in afast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

Requirements:


  • Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technologist program or Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: Registered as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Vascular Technologist (RVT), or Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or registered as a Technologist (RT) and certified in Sonography (S) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). State licensure if required by law.

  • BLSthrough the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for theProfessional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPRcard must be good through sixty days of hire. All life supportcertification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association orthe American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Crossfor the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will needto be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)

    At UCHealth, we do things differently

    Webelieve in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person.In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all thosewe serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative healthcare system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the bestpossible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true humanconnection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career atUCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion.

    Goingbeyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive andintellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us,that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what isright, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so thateach of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth,we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningfulcareer. There's no limits to your potential here.

    Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

    UCHealthrecognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives thatequal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As anaffirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to makingall employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicantshall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges ofemployment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual'srace, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mentalor physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgenderstatus, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does notdiscriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as definedunder the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonableaccommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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