• Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/15/2018 9:39 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-42969
    Category
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    ICE Imaging Ultrasound General
    Post End Date
    5/30/2018
  • Overview

    The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible to perform quality ultrasound images for medical interpretation within the UAMS hospital and Radiology department. The sonographer will perform a wide variety or ultrasound studies in collaboration with the ordering provider and reading Radiologists requests. This position requires rotational after hour/weekend and holiday call coverage. The sonographer will work closely with Radiologists in order to provide needed information to make an accurate diagnosis. The Sonographer will assist physicians in such procedures as renal biopsies, sonohysterograms and Lumason enhancement studies. 

    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary: Negotiable

    Responsibilities

    General Sonographer specific job duties include but are not limited to:   

    • Perform quality ultrasound imaging including Abdomen Abdomen Doppler, Elastography, Renal, Pelvic (transabdominal and transvaginal), Neonatal (head, abdomen and spine), 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trimester Inhouse ob, Scrotal and Thyroid ultrasounds.
    • Assist in procedures including biopsies, sonohysterograms and Lumason enhancement studies.
    • Obtains, reviews, and integrates pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimal diagnostic results.
    • Explains procedures while being compassionate towards patients.
    • Performs advanced tests with portable equipment in patients’ rooms when necessary.
    • Maintains sonographic and other equipment in efficient operating order; assists with preventative maintenance on a regularly scheduled basis.
    • Participates in various teaching and/or learning opportunities in order to further his/her own personal knowledge and to assist in expanding the knowledge of others.
    • Performs additional manager or supervisor assigned duties.
    • Phone skills.
    • Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and other general computer skills.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree required. Must be registered or eligible to register by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

     

    UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. 

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 100+ lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Continuously
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Sharp objects/tools

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