Ann Arbor, MI
Job posting number: #7104616
Posted: July 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
This is a day-shift position at University Hospital and includes a weekend rotation.
Independently performs general diagnostic ultrasound examinations in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Why Join Michigan Medicine?
Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.
What Benefits can you Look Forward to?
Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
2:1 Match on retirement savings
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, performing the ultrasound exam and communicating findings to the Radiologist. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for efficient patient throughput, patient scheduling, equipment troubleshooting, and quality assessment. The sonographer always maintains a high standard of medical ethics and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.
Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations independently. Uses sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images. Use independent judgment to acquire optimal diagnostic information in each examination performed.
Ability to evaluate and communicate diagnostic information to the attending physician. Communicate effectively with the patient and health care team, recognizing the special needs of each patient. Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospital/clinical staff or outside referring clinics.
Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care.
Maintains knowledge of and observes Universal precautions and all other precautions determined by Michigan Medicine.
Understands and applies Guest Relations skills and displays excellent customer service skill (following the Department of Radiology’s Service Excellent Program). Must always follow HIPAA and patient confidentiality. As well as excellent teamwork skills.
Effectively operate sonographic equipment. Assists with the daily operations of the department. Adapt to changing environments (flexible schedules, emergency conditions, protocol development, technology advancements). Ability to follow established departmental procedures and policies. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Provides correct data entry for exam billing (CPT/ICD-10 codes). Enter correct data within the PACS system. Maintains ultrasound equipment, clean work area, and adequate supplies.
Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations and a high-level, fast-paced medical environment.
General supervision is received from a Physician or other designated official.