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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Per Diem) Maternal Fetal Medicine- Float

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer performs ultrasound patient examinations on obstetric patients under the directions of a Perinatologist. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Uses interviewing techniques to gather relevant information from the patient or patient's representative and the patient's medical records regarding the patient's health status and medical history
  • Communicates with the patient in a manner appropriate to the patient's ability to understand; presents explanations and instructions in a manner that can be easily understood by the patient. - This includes explanation of procedure and responding to patient questions and concerns.
  • Performs a variety of OB ultrasound examinations using established protocols with some degree of individual judgment based on circumstances and patient conditions
  • Recognizes sonographic characteristics of normal and abnormal tissues, structures, and blood flow; adjusts scanning technique to optimize image quality and spectral waveform characteristic. - Performs measurements and calculations according to protocols
  • Analyzes sonography findings throughout the course of the examination so that a comprehensive exam is completed, and sufficient data is provided to the Perinatologist in order to direct patient management and render a final diagnosis
  • Prepares for and assists Perinatologist with guidance imaging during invasive procedures
  • Assists with introduction or placement of intra cavity devices
  • Perform proper disinfection, as per equipment and regulatory standards of all medical equipment/devices
  • Records diagnostic images and documented patient data for use by the interpreting Perinatologist in rendering a diagnosis and for archival purposes
  • Communicates to Perinatologist patient clinical history and clinical observations made during ultrasound examination PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Frequent use of fingers and hands in operating equipment and for paperwork. - Standing and walking for up to 7 hours per day in 60-minute increments. - Sitting for up to 1 hour per day in 15-minute increments. - Pushing, pulling and lifting patients and litters up to 300 pounds with assistance. - Lifting and moving objects up to 40 pounds. - Must be able to do frequent bends, stoops and crouches. - Must be able to reach above shoulder level. - Must be able to hear and see as it relates to normal hearing and vision. EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program required. - American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registration in Obstetrics and Gynecology required. Nuchal Translucency (NTQR) and Cervical Length (CLEAR) certifications required within one year of hire. - TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one-year experience in obstetrical ultrasound preferred. - Current CPR certification required. - Knowledge of computer basics a must.Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Per Diem) Maternal Fetal Medicine- Float, Healthcare , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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