Steward Health Care System
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Lead Ultrasound Tech-Ultrasound-40 Hrs/Week-Day Shifts-On Call Required
at Steward Health Care System
I. Position Function:
Utilize high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical diagnosis.
Produce and evaluate ultrasound images and related data to assist the physician to render a medical diagnosis.
II. Job Relationships:
Reports to Chief of MFM.
Discusses departmental concerns with the Administrative Director.
Discusses patient issues with physicians, MFM nurse clinical coordinator, and scheduling coordinator regarding patient scheduling matters and patient flow.
Possesses the authority to request confidential patient information.
Implements necessary changes in the daily schedule to accommodate emergency "add on" from
patient floors, physician offices, or hospital transfers.
Authorizes use of vacation time and compensation time for time earned by sonographer staff.
IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,
and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."
Responsible for scheduling sonographer staff that assures adequate support to MFM physician staff which accommodates patient demand for appointments during normal hours of operation.
Obtain, review, and bring together pertinent patient history, physical examination, and supporting clinical data to facilitate diagnostic results.
Perform specialized obstetrical ultrasound examinations including but not limited to:
- Biophysical Profiles
- Level II ultrasound examinations
- Fetal Echocardiography
- Fetal Doppler examinations
- Transvaginal examinations
Perform Diagnostic procedures in high risk obstetrical ultrasound and assist in fluid aspiration procedures including but not limited to:
- Amniocentesis (Infusion Reductions)
- Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS)
- Fetal blood transfusions
Perform diagnostic procedures by producing, assessing, and evaluating ultrasound images and related data that are used by physicians to render a medical diagnosis.
Provide interpreting physicians with an oral or written summary of technical findings.
Attend yearly symposiums in ultrasound to maintain professional certification and to keep abreast of current trends in the field.
Orders supplies necessary for job function.
Schedules preventive maintenance on equipment and recognized faulty equipment. Keeps equipment clean.
Takes responsibility for smooth patient flow through the ultrasound unit. This includes overseeing patient scheduling.
Maintains records including, but not limited to, log books, records, films, tapes, reports, and pictures.
Participate in teaching programs for residents, interns, medical students, nursing students and others.
Provide patient and public education and promote principles of good health.
Takes responsibility for organizing data needed to obtain and maintain AIUM accreditation for Caritas MFM Group at SEMC.
Responsible for orientation and education of new and per-diem staff to department policies and protocols.
Takes responsibility to see that Human Resource files for MFM sonographers are up to date with confirmation of mandatory training attendance and current registration and certification records.
Responsible with the Chief of MFM, for completing annual performance appraisals for MFM sonographers.
Responsible for maintaining professional work environment within the MFM Dept. ultrasound unit.
Takes advantage of in house management training programs offered for SEMC employees.
B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:
V. Reporting Requirements:
Reports on a daily basis with scheduled physician with regards to patient care. Shares any concerns at the monthly MFM staff and MFM business meetings.
Notifies the Administrator of any incidents representing potential or actual situations relating to patient care or safety. Handles situations accordingly in absence of Administrator.
Accountable for performing the best quality ultrasound examination possible, maintaining patient confidentiality, and abiding by all relevant hospital policies and procedures.
Graduate of an AMA approved ultrasound program.
Allied health background preferred.
3 - 5 years experience in high risk obstetrical ultrasound.
Must be able to collaborate and effectively communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to satisfactorily explain examinations to patients.
Certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic medical Sonographers in OB/GYN.
Registered in OB/GYN.
3 - 5 years in a high risk obstetrical ultrasound department.
High degree of courtesy and tact required in regular contact with patients and their families involving patient related information of a sensitive and/or confidential nature.
Computer literacy is a must.