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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Ultrasound

Company: FEDERAL STAFFING RESOURCES
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Job Description:

Adult opening in Portsmouth, Virginia. This and other diagnostic medical sonographer jobs brought to you by AlliedHealthJobCafe.com Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Ultrasound job in Norfolk, Virginia. The job is a civilian position within the extensive military medical system. Civilian and military personnel work together in hospitals and clinics providing a full range of services to the active duty military service members, military retirees, and their families.Our employees are our best assets! Come join our team of healthcare professionals where you are valued.Monday-Friday daysFull-time hoursPTO - fantastic accrual ratePaid holidaysCompetitive CompensationBenefit Package (health, dental, and vision plans) Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Ultrasound Job Overview:

Recognize normal anatomic variants. Also, recognize anatomic changes created by medical and surgical procedures. Correlate the patient's clinical history with the requested examination to be performed and obtain the results from previous pertinent diagnostic tests to correlate with the ultrasound study.Consult with staff physicians from a variety of specialties such as obstetrics, gynecology, medicine and surgery regarding the patient's pertinent past medical history, preliminary diagnosis, and condition so it correlates with the ultrasound examination.Arrive, depart, and log completed patients in the command's hospital information system (CHCS) and in the scanner log books. Send appropriate image series to the radiologist for reading via the PACS according to department protocol. Perform system warm ups, calibrations and quality control tasks according to manufacturer and command instructions. Recognize artifacts and equipment errors and notify designated Government personnel of outlying values. Explain process to patient, and instructs and assists patient in assuming physical position for examination.Perform a full range of diagnostic ultrasonic examinations to include but not limited to:Initiate repair call procedures for equipment malfunctions by notifying designated Government personnel.Report problems to the Biomedical Repair Section and record the problem condition in the trouble call log book. Schedule lengths of patient appointment times according to the complexity of the examination. Maintain daily patient registry of examinations, maintain and file ultrasound reports and films in the appropriate storage medium being used.Research, develop and recommend new techniques for routine diagnostic procedures and emergent examinations. Observe and report to the radiologist any symptoms which have direct bearing on the patient's condition as a result of adverse reaction to contrast media and inform the radiologist of any condition requiring his/her attention. Recognize the need for and initiate emergency measures for critical situations such as respiratory or cardiac arrest. Obstetrical sonography - imaging of all fetal anatomy in order to obtain accurate dating and growth parameters and evaluate for fetal abnormalities and problems with the pregnancy. Pelvic sonography - imaging of all pelvic anatomy to attain accurate assessment of suspected pathology; abdominal sonography - imaging of all major organs within the abdominal and retroperitoneal spaces (the HCW will assist in any interventional techniques and localize ascites for paracentesis, as required).Thoracic sonography - localize area of pleural effusion for thoracentesis; small parts sonography - imaging of the scrotum, breast, cervical regions and superficial soft tissues. Assist in intervention procedures as required.Evaluate all neonatal and pediatric anatomy, exclusive of cardiovascular which lends itself to sonographic evaluation, (i.e., neurosonology), vascular sonography. Pediatric sonography. Be familiar with and utilize Doppler signals for spectral analysis in evaluation of arterial and venous diseases (i.e., carotid arteries, upper and lower extremity deep venous thrombosis). Endovaginal sonography. Perform endovaginal exams to obtain accurate assessment of suspected pelvic pathology.Intraoperative sonography. Assist with intraoperative abdominal, pelvic, small parts and vascular ultrasound studies. Identify abnormalities during testing and determine need for additional scans of affected area. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Ultrasound Job Qualifications:
Primary Certification and registration as a Sonographer from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (S-ARRT)OR
Post-primary certification and registration as a Sonographer as determined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (S-ARRT).OR
Certification and registration as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer as determined by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS-ARDMS).
  • Experience as a diagnostic ultrasound technologist of at least 12 continuous months within the preceding 24 months, to include experience with digital imaging.American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) approved continuing medical education of at least 12 hours within the last 12 months.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Computer competency Position contingent on contract award with a Fall 2019 start date. Incumbents HIGHLY encourage to contact us! Come join our team of healthcare professionals!

Keywords: FEDERAL STAFFING RESOURCES, Portsmouth , Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - Ultrasound, Healthcare , Portsmouth, Virginia

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