Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Job SummaryConducts ultrasound examinations to locate, evaluate, and record pertinent anatomical, pathological, and functional data. Obtains patient history, explains procedures, and addresses patient concerns. Reviews results for quality and completeness and refers to physician for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Lead shall additionally provide leadership and guidance to the Radiology department associates and possesses and demonstrates appropriate knowledge and technique to provide appropriate clinical care to the specific patient population.Minimum QualificationsHigh school diploma or equivalent.Graduate of accredited ultrasound technologist program. Registry eligible as aDiagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) required.Certification in basic CPR.Experience in abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological, carotid, vascular, breast and testicular scanning.Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesContributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.Follows departmental imaging standards by performing high quality imaging of the selected anatomic areas as requested by the ordering physician in a safe and effective manner, including properly labeling images, explaining the exam to patients and obtaining pertinent clinical information by the Radiologists, history and consent for procedure.Properly identifies patients with two patient identifiers (Name and DOB), while maintaining the HIPPA integrity of the patient.Assists physician in such procedures as needle biopsies, amniocenteses, paracenteses, thoracenteses, and patient exam marking procedures while maintaining sterile technique.Possesses and demonstrates adequate knowledge/competency to provide Ultrasound services with technique appropriate to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Select appropriate transducer to be used, depending upon depth of field, organ to be identified on the order exam region of interest.Performs examination completion in RIS and PACS ensuring all images are processed, archived and available to the Radiologist for interpretation.Responsible for maintenance and care of departmental facilities in compliance with all hospital infection control policies. All treatment rooms/areas are cleaned and stocked.Responsible for the coordination of patient exam flow through the department and assist the office staff, ER staff, Nursing staff with the scheduling of patients. Explain procedures to patients to assure cooperation and optimum test results.Provides the utmost attention to the individual medical needs, dignity and comfort of all patients in support of the established mission and values.Performs other related duties as assigned and maintains requirements for clinical ladder.About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.