DaVita Ultrasonographer in Las Vegas, Nevada
The Sonographer is responsible to provide obstetrical and gynecologic diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures.
Responsible for quality and continuous improvement within the job scope.
Responsible for all actions/responsibilities as described in company controlled documentation for this position.
Contributes to and supports the corporation’s quality initiatives by planning, communicating, and encouraging team and individual contributions toward the corporation’s quality improvement efforts.
Prepares exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct sonography examination in accordance with infections disease and patient safety protocols, policies, and procedures.
Review 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’.
Perform clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations ordered by the provider in accordance with professional and facility protocols.
Use cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.
Use independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
Writes preliminary reports and uploads images into PAC system.
Maintain ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintain adequate supplies.
Organize daily work schedule and perform related duties as required.
·Minimum of 2 years Ob/Gyn experience.
·Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education.
Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer’s (ARDMS) in Ob/Gyn.
First Trimester Screening through the Fetal Medicine Foundation preferred. If not, required to obtain within 6 months of hire.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
Ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment.
Ability to evaluate sonograms in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information.
Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed.
A courteous and polite demeanor with patients and fellow employees.
Display dependability and initiative in job performance by being prompt in completing tasks and helping others as needed or when called upon to do so.
Must have strong communicative and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrates compliance with company standards, policies and procedures.