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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer I (Per Diem) Maternal Fetal Medicine

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: January 24, 2023

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. Performs ultrasound patient examinations on obstetric patients under the directions of a Perinatologist. The position requires a significant degree of judgement in the performance of assigned duties. The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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.
  • Ultrasound rooms are restocked daily at the end of the shift with laundry, SPD and Store Room supplies. At the end of each shift should be cleaned and ready for the next patient.
  • Must have knowledge of handling, disposal and clean up of spills of all HAZ-MAT materials in the Maternal Fetal Medicine department.
  • Accurately adheres to downtime procedures to assure appropriate information is available resulting in excellent continuity of patient care.
  • Exhibits the ability to work with others, is considerate of others work ethics, follows and takes directions well.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled with the Network, as well as the proper release of information.
  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
  • Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
  • Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
  • Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
  • Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
    OTHER FUNCTIONS:
    • Completes yearly required competency assessments as set by the Network/Department.
    • Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing medical education programs.
    • Will demonstrate knowledge pertaining to patient condition, history and appropriate medical background and information as it pertains to the examination to be performed.
    • Knowledge of and ability to use electronic medical record (EMR) and ultrasound reporting systems.
    • Assists in gathering and recording Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Program.
    • Acts as a preceptor to coordinate orientation and training for students and new hires as assigned by manager.
    • Oversee compliance of site regulatory logs/checklists.
    • Occasionally work with leadership to present OB/MFM scholarly article reviews at department lunch and learn.
    • Assist with data collection for department certifications
    • Participate with department review of policies and protocols
    • Other related duties as assigned.
      PHYSICIAL 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.
      QUALIFICATIONS
      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.
      WORK SCHEDULE: Day shift with occasional middle shift and weekends, depending on the needs of the department.

      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

      St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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