The Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography, in addition to daily operations of the sonographic laboratory, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment. This position maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.Responsibilities
Performs such exams as abdominal, renal, aorta, thyroid, pelvic, obstetrical, bio physical profiles, vascular studies, testicular and breasts and 2-D and/or 3-D echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE), stress echo, carotid, arterial, venous, aorta depending on department assigned. Color flow studies, doppler studies, biopsies and fluid collections of localized areas. Performs ordered exams/request on patients according to physician order, appropriate indication for the exam, patient history, and other pertinent patient information. Reviews patient charts and requests with the radiologist as needed to ensure the proper examination and diagnostic results are obtained. Takes representative anatomical images, checks all images to assure that the required images have been acquired per protocols, recognizes normal versus abnormal anatomy, and exhibits knowledge of various pathological processes, and completes the sonographer report. Analyses ultrasound images and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician/provider. Provides written, unofficial reports of examinations. Quality controls all images; consults with the radiologist about the reading of scans and reports. Maintains documentation of daily procedures performed in the ultrasound daily log book: includes such information as patients name, date of birth, hospital ID number, requesting physician, patient location, type of exam, sonographers initials, and equipment used. Available for on call status rotations. Maintains knowledge/licensure/certification.Reports any malfunctions and calls the service personnel Performs general clerical duties. Maintains ultrasound rooms for optimum efficiency: This entails stocking rooms with linen, , gel, , gloves and supplies for assisting with procedures.Assist in other duties as assigned to support the operational needs of the department and organization. May be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters.Qualifications
- Technical Diploma/Certificate Diagnostic Medical Sonography Required
- Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS) ARDMS or CCI within 18 Months Required and
- BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS) American Heart Association within 90 Days Required
- Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the tasks listed on the competencies list as prescribed by the department.
Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.