Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Location: Winchester, MA
Job ID: 161578-1A
Date Posted: May 29, 2020
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Winchester Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Winchester Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. It has since received the recognition a fourth time. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery.

 

About the Job

JOB SUMMARY: Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by independently operating sonographic equipment and performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography. This professional staff technologist position will have an impact on quality, safety and the patient experience. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Required:  Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program

Preferred:   Associates degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

 

Experience:

Preferred:  Two years of ultrasound experience

 

Other Skills/Knowledge:

Required:  For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS: 

Required:    Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the specialty(ies) as appropriate, or registry eligible. If registry eligible, must obtain registration within 12 months of hire date.                                    

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED:  Basic Life Support

I.  POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:    Neonates, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Professional Commitment Requirements:  Keep abreast of developments in the field and/or licensure through continuing education, participation in professional organizations or a combination of both

On-call:  Rotation required

Schedule requirements:  Required to regularly rotate through days, evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary

Travel requirements:  May be scheduled at any of the radiology locations

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

·        Reports to the Ultrasound/Vascular Supervisor

·        Not responsible for supervising the work of others

 

As part of the Radiology team, the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer:

 

·        Educates and informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

·        Communicates effectively with the healthcare team utilizing established handoff procedures.

·        Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.

·        Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.

·        Uses sonographic skills to identify, record, and modify procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.

·        Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.

·        Analyses sonograms, incorporates sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.

·        Coordinates work schedule with departmental supervisor and/or scheduling desk.

·        Assists with the daily operation of the sonographic lab.

·        Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area and maintains adequate supplies.

·        Participates in the maintenance of the accreditation process.

·        Educates and informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

·        Communicates effectively with the healthcare team utilizing established handoff procedures. 

·        Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.

·        Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes the infection control protocols. 

·        Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks. 

 

Shift

Per diem, as needed by department.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.