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SONOGRAPHER

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title SONOGRAPHER
Job Category Medical
Posting Number 20172629
Position Status Active-Per-Diem
Positions Supervised
Customer Service Statement

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrate adherence to the Group’s Customer Service Standards designed to support the mission of USF Health: enhancing life by improving health through research, education and healthcare. Our commitment is to improve the full spectrum of health, from the environment, to the community, to the individual. Together, through talent and innovation, USF Health is developing real-world solutions to reach our shared value – making life better.

Position Summary

Sonographer is proficient in one of the following three areas:

1. Vascular Sonographer – Displays high degree of proficiency of scanning knowledge. Performs upper/lower arterial and venous vascular studies (also carotid studies – with measurements and manipulation – augmentations and segmental pressures). Has a strong knowledge base of vascular anatomy.
2. Cardiac Sonographer – Proficient in performing complete echocardiographic studies, which include 2D studies, M-mode, spectral Doppler, color flow Doppler, treadmill stress test, exercise stress echocardiograms, chemical stress echocardiograms, contrast echocardiograms. Has a strong knowledge base of cardiovascular anatomy and works with cardiologist.
3. Echo Vascular Sonographer – Displays high degree of proficiency of scanning knowledge in both echo and vascular studies. Performs upper and lower arterial, venous, carotid studies and complete echocardiographic studies as delineated above.

Under the limited supervision of the Manager and as prescribed by a physician, the Sonographer performs sonographic procedures to assist in the diagnosis of disease. The sonographer works effectively with patients and patient’s families to maintain a cooperative relationship with the interdepartmental personnel.

Position Requirements

Education: Graduation from a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Preferred or have current ARDMS or CCI registry in adult echocardiography.

Experience: Minimum one year.

Skills: Skill in production of sonograms meeting American Society of Echocardiography guidelines. Skill in obtaining information via computer. Demonstrates self-motivation in performing job duties.

Preferred Attributes: Accepts suggestions for improved performance. Channels concerns and suggestions appropriately verbal, non-verbal and written communication. Maintains composure and professionalism during difficult situations.

*Requirements reflect the minimum level necessary to be eligible for this position. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Customer Service Performance

CUSTOMER SERVICE PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Courteous and helpful behavior towards patients, physicians, coworkers and external customers; professional and efficient verbal and written communications; accomplishing tasks through teamwork and initiative; and ensuring a timely and thorough response to complaints and/or critiques, and anticipating the needs of all you come in contact with.

Physical Demands
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location MORSANI - USF TAMPA
Department Name Cardiovascular Sciences
Work Schedule Summary

8-5

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Percentage 10
Duties

• Assumes responsibility for safety and physical comfort of the patient while in Sonographer’s care.
• Verifies procedure request versus physician’s order.
• Explains procedure to patient and obtains essential information patient, medical records and previous scans for clinical correlation. Instructs patient regarding proper physiological requirements for the procedure.

Percentage 70
Duties

• Assists patient transfer to sono exam table and ensures adequate patient immobilization for scan.
• Positions patients based on required imaging sequences as per protocol.
• Selects proper machine parameters and scan transducer.
• Performs procedure as per protocol established in imaging laboratory.
• Selects appropriate scan images to store for physician review.
• Knows how to change scanning parameters to improve scan image quality.
• Obtains diagnostic sonographic images by scanning the appropriate body part of the patient’s body with the scan head, store images, perform measurements, fill out preliminary report and submit diagnostic exam to physician for interpretation.
• Operates sonographic equipment throughout clinic relating to all special cardiac ultrasound procedures.

Percentage 5
Duties

• Assist in performing life-saving techniques (BLS/AED) to the patient if necessary.
• Practices Aseptic technique and prevents cross contamination.
• Handles blood and bodily fluids and deals with infectious patients.

Percentage 5
Duties

• Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area.
• Reports any malfunctions in equipment to manager.

Percentage 5
Duties

• Maintains high standard of medical ethics and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of field disease and new procedures as they evolve.

Percentage 5
Duties

• Other duties as assigned.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you BLS/AED certified?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. License and Certification
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3