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Provides a variety of diagnostic ultrasound procedures (invasive
and non-invasive) interprets a variety of ultrasound examinations
ranging from routine OB/GYN, vascular, abdomen and small body parts
to intra-cavity and color Doppler and a variety of biopsies.
Location: UNC Medical Center
Work hours: Monday- Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (hours are subject to
change based on departmental needs)
Completes all relevant worksheets. Gives accurate impressions of
exams performed. Deletes all unnecessary image data. Maintains
image management equipment. Utilizes PACS system for obtaining
additional study data. Completes routine comments and details
findings on abnormal ultrasounds in the sonographer comment
section. Generates coherent, accurate and complete computerized
ultrasound data. Assures that data transfer is complete and
accurate. Evaluates previous ultrasounds for comparison prior to
performing ultrasound examination. Familiarity with R4 reporting
system, (ie ability to edit, merge studies etc.)
Ensures safe and appropriate procedure environment (Includes
ultrasound equipment checks, transducer check, QA of equipment,
cleanliness). Maintain supply inventory for department. Maintains a
clean work environment Responsible for inspection and maintenance
of ultrasound and computer equipment and supplies in a clean and
orderly fashion. Immediate notification of supervisor of need for
supplies or equipment repair/maintenance. Probes are appropriately
sterilized/cleaned after use. Uses technical knowledge to assist in
actively troubleshooting work unit problems with respect to
equipment and protocols
Evaluates requisition and patient information to determine
appropriateness of procedure (Patient ID clinical symptoms lab
values chart information). Collaborate and plan the workday and
patient flow with fellow sonographers and clerical support staff.
Reviews patient's chart and films for correlation. Regularly
consults daily schedule. Reviews patient's prior studies for
correlation. Regularly consults daily schedule. Screens exam
indications to insure appropriate orders. Screens exam indications
to insure level of testing. Precept new employees and students.
Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures including assessment
of patient history, documentation of anatomy and pathology.
Producing and summarizing documentation of procedure findings.
Transfer pt. data to storage/network devises. Attendance and active
participation required at regularly scheduled departmental
ultrasound conferences and in-unit quality assurance unit
updates.CME sufficient to maintain RDMS certification. Self reading
and education to remain abreast of new developments in ultrasound
findings and technology Generates preliminary clinical diagnosis.
Works with physicians on final diagnosis. Demonstrates a thorough
knowledge of all aspects of Ultrasound Obtains RDMS credentials and
maintains """"Active Status"""" Performs work in a timely manner.
Produces accurate images and impressions
- Ultrasound guidance for procedures. Demonstrates ability to
provide ultrasound guidance for various procedures including
sonohysterograms, CVS, amniocentesis and fetal procedures including
bladder and pleural tap. Demonstrates appropriate setup, supplies
and patient preparation for procedure. Displays awareness of
needle/catheter location, positioning
Completion of a twelve (12) month program in Diagnostic Medical
Sonography or General Ultrasound.
RDMS registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical
Sonographers (ARDMS) or registry eligible and become registered
within one (1) year from date of hire. Must maintain registry
status and continuing education requirements annually.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider
Professional Experience Requirements:
No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Ultrasound
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No