- Performs ultrasound studies under the supervision of a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (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 under the direction of a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
- 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.
- Assures proper function of ultrasound equipment and notifies clinical engineering of any equipment malfunctions.
- Adequately supplies exam rooms with linen and related medical supplies.
- Currently enrolled in or graduate of an accredited school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and in good standing. Students that are currently enrolled must graduate within six months of hire.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required upon hire.
- All sonographers hired under Trainee status within the Imaging Institute are required to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographer passing one of the their three required certifications within six months of hire. The other two certifications will be required within twelve months of moving into the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer I job title.
- Certifications required: OB/GYN (RDMS OB/GYN), Abdominal (RDMS – AB) and Vascular (RVT.VT)
Complexity of Work:
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work under supervision of a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action when needed.
- Currently enrolled in or graduate of an accredited school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and completion of their clinicals at a Cleveland Clinic hospital or other patient care setting.
- Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to assist patient when necessary
- Ability to push and maneuver equipment and motor coordination to operate equipment.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follow Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
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