A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a Diagnostic Ultrasound Professional that is qualified by professional credentialing and academic and clinical experience to provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The scope of practice of the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer includes those procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience, has demonstrated competency and has completed the appropriate ARDMS certification which is the standard of practice in ultrasound. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report or equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). The sonographer maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of field, diseases and new procedures as they evolve.
Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities:
v RDMS required.
v RDCS, ABD required within 1 year of hire.
v Must demonstrate skills in Ultrasound.
v Previous hospital experience required.
v Current BCLS verification.
v On call required, must be able to respond to the facility within 60 minutes of the call.
v Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
v High degree of empathetic listening, tact and kindness toward others.
v Ability to communicate well verbally. Must work effectively as a member of a team.
v Strong computer knowledge.
v Technical skills associated with duties listed within this job description. Must be competent in all areas including Vascular, Echo and General Ultrasound procedures.
v Willingness to complete further education or certification as required by the department.