DaVita Ultrasonographer in Las Vegas, Nevada

SUMMARY

The Sonographer is responsible to provide obstetrical and gynecologic diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 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.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • ·Minimum of 2 years Ob/Gyn experience.

  • ·Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.