Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
San Diego, CA 92134 US
Currently recruiting an Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (Ultrasound Technologist) in San Diego, California, to provide care for active duty heroes and their families at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer will be scheduled for 8.5 hr or 10.5 hr shifts (includes 30 minute uncompensated meal break) to provide services between the hours of 0700 - 1730, 1200 - 2230, or 2230 - 0700, Sunday through Saturday, to include holidays, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer should anticipate being scheduled to work 4 Federal holidays and a minimum of one weekend per month (Saturday and/or Sunday).
DUTIES OF THE DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER:
- Receive patients and explain procedures, providing communication to alleviate fear of examination. Correctly position the patient for the examination and make adjustments necessary for the required examination.
- Operate Sonography/Ultrasonography equipment (scanners, linear/sector/endovaginal probes, pulse/color Doppler, PACS equipment)as per manufacturer recommendations and the radiology department protocols.
- Receive and interpret requests or instructions for diagnostic ultrasound scans;perform daily warm up and assigned quality control checks of the ultrasound scanners.
- Explain process to patient, and instructs and assists patient in assuming physical position for examination.
- Key test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.
- Perform a full range of diagnostic ultrasonic examinations to include but not limited to:
- Obstetrical sonography - imaging of all fetal anatomy in order to obtain accurate dating and growth parameters and evaluate for fetal abnormalities and problems with the pregnancy.
- Pelvic sonography imaging of all pelvic anatomy to attain accurate assessment of suspected pathology;abdominal sonography - imaging of all major organs within the abdominal and retroperitoneal spaces (the HCW will assist in any interventional techniques and localize ascites for paracentesis, as required).
- Thoracic sonography - localize area of pleural effusion for thoracentesis;small parts sonography - imaging of the scrotum, breast, cervical regions and superficial soft tissues. Assist in intervention procedures as required.
- Evaluate all neonatal and pediatric anatomy, exclusive of cardiovascular which lends itself to sonographic evaluation, (i.E., neurosonology), vascular sonography.
- Pediatric sonography. Be familiar with and utilize Doppler signals for spectral analysis in evaluation of arterial and venous diseases (i.E., carotid arteries, upper and lower extremity deep venous thrombosis).
- Endovaginal sonography. Perform endovaginal exams to obtain accurate assessment of suspected pelvic pathology.
- Intraoperative sonography. Assist with intraoperative abdominal, pelvic, small parts and vascular ultrasound studies.
- Identify abnormalities during testing and determine need for additional scans of affected area.
- Recognize anatomic variants and determine which other area(s) of the body should be scanned. Use a detailed understanding of diseases of anatomy to accomplish effective ultrasound scanning.
- Advise the radiologist of results of the examination and provide a preliminary diagnosis. Notify physician of significant scans requiring immediate attention or follow-up.
- Maintain and clean ultrasound equipment on a regular basis in accordance with radiology department standards. Stock and maintain an adequate level of supplies required to perform ultrasound examinations. Recommend necessary repairs when diagnostic quality is degraded.
- Make minor adjustments on equipment. Differentiate artifacts from normal or pathological processes and recognize electronic equipment limitations. Program the examination equipment, set up the machine and scanning techniques to be employed.
- Review new developments in the field by reading journals and attending meetings/conferences when possible and recommend changes to supervisor which would improve the operation of the ultrasound section.
- Recognize situations requiring patient resuscitation due to cardiac or respiratory arrest and institute the necessary emergency measures.
- Use a detailed understanding of diseases of anatomy to accomplish effective ultrasound scanning.
- Notify physician of significant scans requiring immediate attention.
- Recognize the need for and institute the necessary emergency measures for situations where a person requires resuscitation procedures due to the cardiac or respiratory arrest.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER:
- A current primary certification and registration as a Sonographer from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (S-ARRT).
A current post-primary certification and registration as a Sonographer as determined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (S-ARRT).
A current certification and registration as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer as determined by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-ARDMS).
- Possess a minimum of 1 year of full time independent experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer within the preceding 3 years at a clinical facility of similar size and complexity.
- Graduate from an academic program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
- U.S. Citizen (required for access to Gov't computer systems)
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
- Competitive starting salary
- 17 days paid vacation and sick leave per year
- 10 paid Federal holidays per year
- Health & Welfare benefit contributes to the cost of health insurance, long and short term disability insurance
- Dental & Vision plans, 401(K)
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 25 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty service members, their families, and veterans.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability