Sonographer II

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Position Details

Department: PCH-SW | Ultrasound
Category: Radiology/Imaging Svcs
Location: Avondale
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 802241
Posted On: 12/11/2023

Position Summary

Posting Note: Schedule- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Nights

This position performs a variety of ultrasound imaging procedures to providedata for diagnosis and monitoring of disease and injuries in accordance withall applicable standards, regulations, and licensing requirements. Requirescompetency in a variety of equipment and technology. Performs duties in arange of acute care pediatric-centered settings.

Position Duties

  1. Performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations on patients forinterpretation by a radiologist.Determines proper technique and positioning to ensure optimalresults in accordance with all applicable standards, protocols, andprocedures. Follows department triage guidelines based on patientacuity and exam prioritization. Maintains a safe environment forpatients and families, and advocates appropriately. Identifies andtroubleshoots machine malfunctions to ensure continuous properand safe operations of ultrasound equipment. Reports serviceneeds and preventive maintenance issues as appropriate.
  2. Creates a detailed report to include pertinent medical history,ultrasound findings, and measurements for presentation tointerpreting physicians. Report is clear, concise, and grammaticallycorrect.
  3. Interacts professionally and projects a positive image of theultrasound team. Provides ultrasound safety information topatients, families, and all other affected parties to ensure thoroughunderstanding of the study being performed.
  4. Maintains professional and technical competency through thecontinual pursuit of knowledge and self-improvement by remainingapprised of current literature, practices, and new developments inthe field of ultrasound.
  5. Performs finalizing functions using radiology information system(RIS) to facilitate timely and accurate results and charge capture.Archives records in accordance with Radiologist(s) specifications.
  6. Routinely protocols ultrasound orders for appropriateness andfollows the chain of command to make necessary corrections.Regularly seeks and participates in quality initiatives to continuallyprovide exceptional family centered care and provide high qualitydiagnostic ultrasound exams. When necessary, communicates with radiology clinical andadministrative leadership to facilitate process improvements.
  7. Participates in re-stocking and room turn over to provide for efficient, effective, and safe department operations. Follows established infection prevention policies and procedures for proper transducer cleaning.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Graduate of an accredited ultrasound program
Required
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Minimum of 2 years of ultrasound experience
Required
2. Previous pediatric experience
Required
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. ARDMS registered in at least two of the following: OB/GYN Abdomen Breast Neuro Vascular Pediatrics Musculoskeletal.
Required
2. Vascular registry required within 12 months of hire (RVT preferred over RVS).
Required
3. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association.
Required
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Ability to work independently and in a team environment, both within the department and within the organization, to provide the best family centered care through effective communication and operational efficiency.
Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Frequently
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Constantly
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Constantly
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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