Sr. Sonographer Multi

University of Maryland Capital Region Health - Cheverly, MD (30+ days ago)3.1


Supervises the daily operations of the General and Vascular Ultrasound Departments to ensure quality and efficient delivery of services. Conducts Ultrasound examinations to locate, evaluate, and record pertinent anatomical, pathological, and functional data. Reviews results for quality and completeness, refers to physician for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Registry with ARDMS required, RVT preferred.

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for daily oversight of all Ultrasound Imaging (General, Vascular, Interoperative) operations under the direction of the Manager / Director of Imaging Services
  • Serves as a point of contact for referring physicians, patients and staff to resolve delays in care and
  • expedite services.
  • Adheres to and supports Imaging Services for maintain proper staffing, appropriate supplies for the area.
  • Monitors and maintains equipement.
  • Identifies, reports, and takes corrective action for equipment malfunctions,quality issues, and adverse events.
  • Actively monitors work flow and staffing requirements.
  • Responsible for monitoring, developing and reporting on operating and FTE budget for Ultrasound Services
  • Develops and participates in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Explains process to patient, and instructs and assists patient in assuming physical position for examination.
  • Responds to patient's concerns and questions.
  • Ensures appropriate accreditation is maintained and department operates within all internal and external
  • regulatory requirements, as appropriate, including mammography ACR and MQSA, NCR, DHR, NCQA,
  • DOI, state and federal, internal mock audits by Clinical Services and all others.
  • Demonstrates appropriate assessment skills prior to performing the ultrasound procedure and notifies the
  • Performs Ultrasound & Vascular procedures as prescribed by a Physician.
  • Thorough knowledge of Ultrasound Procedures
  • Operates equipment to perform Ultrasound procedures
  • Accurately performs image capture using digital US equipment.
  • Correctly utilizes the PACS system to send images for interpretation and long term storage.
  • Links and associates studies per the departmental policy and procedure.
  • Utilizes image scanner for prior studies and create CD’s as needed for patients.
  • Uses correct identifiers for patient studies and matches images to patient demographics.
  • Performs appropriate patient tracking in radiology and hospital information system as well as chart entries (trip ticket, education form, patient and or progress notes, patient history, consent, procedure and contract information).
  • Safely transports patients to and from Imaging Services.
  • Documents performance of ultrasound procedures in accordance with department policies.
  • Assists with general clerical duties, phones, scheduling, appointments, patient registration and processing

Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree with a minimum three (3) years of relevant ultrasound experience. Equivalent education or experience will be considered
  • Basic Life Support Certification
  • Basic working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ultrasound Technologist ARDMS