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Northwell Health Sr Sonographer - Reg (SY) in Syosset, New York

Req Number 56078

Job Description

Job Description

Performs a variety of technical procedures in the application of non-ionzing, high frequency ultrasonic waves for diagnosis of disease. Performs procedures in echocardiography, general and vascular ultrasound.

Job Responsibility

    • Coordinates staffing schedule;
  • Schedules and arranges on-call coverage.

  • Schedules procedures according to department protocols.

    • Leads and guides fellows and technicians engaged in acquiring echocardiographic images, calculations, etc.
    • Prepares patient for examination.
  • Positions patient on examination table for optimum testing procedure and conditions.

  • Explains procedures in layman's terms to relieve patient of pre-testing anxiety.

  • Sets-up equipment to administer the ordered procedure.

    • Obtains pertinent radiological and diagnostic exam reports for the physician necessary for correlation with the ultrasound scan being performed.
  • Communicates with referring radiologist regarding patient's previous history and the appropriate ultrasonic procedure required.

  • Correlates clinical history to ascertain the appropriate procedure is performed.

  • Sends and maintains images in PACS.

    • Assists with quality control and performance improvement activities.
  • Assists Director with review of cardiac studies.

  • Provides training to fellows, technicians, students and new hires in proper technique and quality standards.

  • Reviews and documents corrective action in accordance with established policies and procedures.

    • Maintains equipment in efficient operating condition; makes minor adjustments, cleans equipment and reports malfunctioning equipment in accordance with established policies and procedures.
    • Assists with tracking the American College of Radiology and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in Echocardiography accreditations
  • Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

Job Qualification

  • Graduate from an accredited medical sonography program, required.

  • Minimum of two (2) registered sonography certifications, required:\

  • Minimum of one (1) of the following cardiac registered sonography certifications, required:

  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

  • Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS) from CCI.

  • Minimum of one (1) of the following specialty registered sonography certifications, required:

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) Abdomen (AB) or Obstetrics (OB/GYN) from ARDMS.

  • Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) from ARDMS.

  • Registered Technologist (RT) Sonography (S) or Vascular Sonography (VS) from American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics or diagnostic ultrasound and familiarity with pertinent medical/surgical disease.