Diagnostic Medical Sonographer ($5,000 Sign on Bonus Eligible)
Mayfield Hts, OH
Job posting number: #7198573 (Ref:ccf19534858)
Posted: December 4, 2023
Join Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Hospital where research and surgery are advanced, technology is leading-edge, patient care is world-class, and caregivers are family. Hillcrest Hospital is recognized as one of the top hospitals in Ohio. Here, you will work with and learn from some of our best caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.
As a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, you will perform diagnostic sonographic imaging through the application of non-ionizing, high-frequency soundwaves for patients of all ages as directed by physicians, while always maintaining patient safety.
The ideal caregiver is someone who:
• Is registered in OBGYN, Abdomen, and RVT.
• Demonstrates a strong work ethic.
• Provides care with compassion, empathy, and positivity.
• Is detail oriented.
By taking this opportunity you will be able to gain experience with interesting and complex cases.
At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare.
- Performs ultrasound studies (i.e. obstetrical, GYN, abdominal, retro peritoneal, small parts, pediatric, and vascular).
- Consults with referring physician regarding patients' medical history and selection of appropriate procedures and equipment required for proper diagnosis.
- Reviews charts, previous reports and requisition prior to the exam.
- Educates patients regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.
- Ensures patients' comfort and safety during and after the exam.
- Assists with scheduling of patients and schedules all emergency patients for diagnostic ultrasound procedures.
- Monitors all appointments scheduled for ultrasound examinations.
- Performs preliminary research on patients when preparations are not provided and determines priority of patients based on the daily schedules.
- Acquires, archives, transmits and prints images via PACS.
- Completes after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork.
- Immediately reports any malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator.
- Processes billing via RIS. Assures proper function of ultrasound equipment and notifies clinical engineering of any equipment malfunctions.
- Adequately supplies exam rooms with linen and related medical supplies.
- Assists with clinical instruction of ultrasound students and residents and in-service education of staff members.
- Assists with orienting new employees to the equipment, department procedures and scanning protocols.
- Demonstrates ultrasound equipment for staff and visitors.
- Potentially rotates through all diagnostic imaging modalities, sites and/or locations.
- Assists in new investigative techniques, procedures and equipment.
- Maintains the most up to date knowledge in the field through self-motivated education and attendance of appropriate conferences and symposiums.
- RDMS must be maintained and in good standing.
- If working within the Imaging Institute, performs non-invasive vascular studies to include veins, arteries, pulse volume readings and assist the physician during invasive studies.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of an accredited school in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and in good standing.
- If working within the OBGYN/Women’s Health Institute, must be a Registered Diagnostic Sonographer (RDMS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) within one year of hire. Certification within OB/GYN (RDMS, OB/GYN) must be obtained within one year of hire.
- If working within the Imaging Institute, must be a Registered Diagnostic Sonographer (RDMS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) RT(S) or RT(VS) upon hire. Must have one certification within Abdominal (RDMS, AB), OB/GYN (RDMS, OB/GYN) or Vascular (RVT, VT) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) upon hire. The other two certifications must be obtained within 18 months of hire.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Complexity of Work:
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
- Minimum of one year experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer preferred.
- Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
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