Oregon Health & Science University

Sonographer

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
2022-20462
Position Category
Radiology
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Department
Diagnostic Imaging Ultrasound
Salary Range
$45.84 - $62.95 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.
FTE
0.50
Schedule
Saturdays and Sundays (Nights)
Hours
Nights 06:30 pm to 05:00 am
HR Mission
Healthcare
Drug Testable
Yes

Department Overview

The function of the Ultrasonographer position within the Department of Diagnostic Imaging is to perform all phases of diagnostic medical sonography. These procedures include but are not necessarily limited to  abdominal, UE and LE Venous, Carotids, OB/GYN, Breast, neurologic, small parts, Native and Transplant Renal and Liver Doppler and pediatric ultrasound procedures. The ultrasonographer promotes OHSU’s mission statement by delivering high quality, cost effective, family-oriented service.  This position helps to create a collaborative environment by integrating education, research and clinical leadership. Sonographers work with infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. Locations include Marquam Hill.

Function/Duties of Position

Imaging

  • Provides quality real time 2D, 3D, M Mode and doppler applications to acquire images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of equipment.
  • Documents and demonstrates knowledge and skill to evaluate normal /abnormal anatomy and any related pathologies for presentation to Radiologist.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in ultrasound physics.
    Exercises responsible judgment in recognizing and reporting significant situations relating to patient care.
  • Performs portable procedures when needed.
  • Prepares and instructs the patient for the diagnostic study using age appropriate communication skills.
  • Optimizes each image during the examination to obtain the highest quality study with the least discomfort to the patient.
  • Must be able to perform all ranges of exams after completion of technical competencies.
  • Assists the physician in invasive and/or specialized procedures, such as amniocentesis, needle biopsy, localizations, and tumor masses, as directed.
  • Continues to stay current in regards to new US technology hardware and software upgrades.

Documentation

  • Verifies complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to customers.
  • Verifies and initials orders in patient chart, Responsible for correctly identify patients by complying with Imaging dept. Patient Identification Policy.
  • Labels images completely with patient demographics, position or other required documentation.
  • Follows through with all aspects of scanning duties in order to provide efficient and timely completion of examinations with correct data entry, begin and complete with correct billing and verification that images are in PACS.

 

Personal & Patient Care and Safety

 

  • Provides for personal and patient care and safety using professional judgement in accordance with written standards to avoid injury to self and others.
  • Responsible to adhere to all established JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals, and report errors or unsafe conditions to supervisor and the OHSU Event Reporting (Patient Safety Net).
  • Follows universal precautions for blood and body fluids, protecting patients and staff.
  • Works in a safe manner by maintaining a clean work environment.
  • Identifies and reports any issues for ergonomic improvement to supervisor.
  • Reports injuries to supervisor.

Additionally, qualified candidates will:

  • Participate in teaching technical and clinical skills to sonography students and radiology residents.
  • Keeps equipment and work areas neat and clean.
  • Performs quality control on diagnostic equipment and maintains a logbook for weekly entries as needed.
  • Practices professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that leads to physician, patient, and co-worker respect and confidence.

Required Qualifications

Education

  • Approved Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
    • Alternatively, the candidate must satisfy the ARDMS acceptable pathway to obtain the ARDMS credentials.

Experience

  • Ability to perform all phases of general diagnostic sonography. Will consider new student graduates.

Registration, Certificates, Licenses

  • Graduate of an approved diagnostic medical sonography course that meets current qualifications to apply for and take ARDMS board examinations.
  • Candidates must be American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) registered in OB/GYN and Abdomen within 12 months of hire date.
  • Must have current approved BLS Card.
  • Must be licensed with the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years in a large hospital a plus.
  • Vascular experience a plus.
  • RVT encouraged.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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