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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer III – Outpatient Ultrasound – Altamonte - PRN in Altamonte Springs, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    12/7/2018
  • Job ID:
    265609
  • Job Function
    Imaging
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • AHS Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital

Job Description



Diagnostic Medical Sonographer III – Outpatient Ultrasound – Altamonte - PRN

Altamonte Springs seeks to hire Diagnostic Medical Sonographer III who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

Located north of Orlando in the community of Altamonte Springs, our facility is consistently named “Best Hospital” for overall quality, reputation, doctors and nurses by local residents. As the largest satellite campus within the Florida Hospital system, Florida Hospital Altamonte has been providing state-of-the-art healthcare to the community since 1973. The recently expanded 377-bed hospital cares for more than 168,000 patients a year. We recently doubled in size with a new patient tower to better serve our patients, and are proud to be revolutionizing health care with visionary leadership and world-class resources.



Work Hours/Shifts:

On Call:  Hours and Days will vary



Job Summary:

Under general supervision performs General Sonographic procedures in accordance with department protocols. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.



Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Abdomen, Abdominal Doppler, OB/Gyn, Small Parts, and Interventional Sonographic Procedures
  • Ability to learn and master new tasks related to the computer and AGFA Pacs system
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with people of various diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of PACS and associated equipment (Preferred)
  • Good organizational skills (Preferred)
  • Breast Sonography (Preferred)
  • Pediatric and Neuro Sonography (Preferred)
  • Arm and Leg Venous Doppler (Winter Park and Apopka Hospitals only) (Preferred)
  • Graduate of Ultrasound Program
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare related field (Preferred)


Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • 3DMS, N3DS and P3DS must possess a minimum of three ARDMS registries (ABD and OB/Gyn plus one additional registry))
  • BLS certification


Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program

  • Consistently obtains the highest quality scans possible in relation to patient body habitus and/or NPO prep status as observed by Radiologists, Ultrasound Educator, and Ultrasound Manager. Always follows proper exam protocols as outlined in department Policy and Procedure manual. Utilizes two patient identifiers to confirm patient/exam accuracy before administering exam. [Exam Supervision and Administration]
  • Reviews all images on Ultrasound machine or IMPAX (PACS) and thoroughly fills out Ultrasound worksheet in a timely manner. Rescans patient as requested by Radiologist. Is open to critique of exams by Radiologist and/or department Manager/ Educator. [Diagnostic Image Quality and Documentation]
  • Completes exams in a timely manner. Properly and consistently evaluates patient prep status and schedules exam accordingly. Demonstrates ability to coordinate acceptable patient throughput in either an IP and/or OP setting keeping the department on schedule and maintaining desired productivity. Follows direction from Manager and Lead Sonographer. All FT and PT dayshift/weekday employees must participate in the System back up call rotation. [Personal Productivity and Accountability]
  • Utilizes computer system to update exam status, cancel/update orders as needed. Ensures charges match procedure completed. Confirms proper exam/patient assignment at QC before releasing images to PACS for interpretation. Corrects erroneous accession numbers in PACS when needed. Notifies Radiologist Facilitator (RF) and transmits required worksheet and requisition for all after-hours cases. Effective knowledge of all Information Systems used in the Ultrasound department. [Data Processing]
  • Operates and maintains Ultrasound equipment in a safe manner. Adheres to all infection control standards. Employee job duties may include handling and disposal of hazardous material (Hazmat) waste. Employee will be required to complete initial training (prior to handling Hazmat waste) and refresher training to include proper handling and disposal of Hazmat waste, and proper selection, use and disposal of personal protective equipment. Follows guidelines for proper use of GUS unit. Washes hands before and after every patient encounter. [Safety and the Environment of Care]
  • Performs a full range of diagnostic ultrasound procedures and operates all ultrasound equipment in assigned department. Is willing and able to rotate between multiple campuses/US departments as needed. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills for age-specific factors necessary to perform safe and effective procedures on patients of all ages (neonate/infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatrics). The knowledge and skills are acquired through in-service, continuing education and/or experience. Demonstrates a willingness to learn/adapt to new technologies and protocols and help develop the knowledge and competency of coworkers and students. [Clinical Competence]
  • Assists with data collection for KPI's while understanding the department performance trends and established standards. Contributes toward process improvement by serving on PI teams as assigned. Participates in department Gallup and patient satisfaction initiatives. Utilizes patient service recovery resources when appropriate. [Performance Improvement]
  • Attends department meetings consistently and promotes positive dialogue with respect to department objectives. Listens and is responsible to understand all agenda items. Attends all other meetings as required. [Department Meeting Attendance]
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department.
  • P3DS must also agree to the conditions of the Florida Hospital (FH) Per Diem Option Agreement (contract).

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer III opportunity with Altamonte Springs and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Imaging, Ultrasound, Altamonte Springs



Position Location:  Altamonte Springs
Job:  Imaging
Organization:  Florida Hospital
Primary Location:  US-FL-Altamonte Springs
Schedule:  Per Diem
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Entry Level
Education Level:  Technical Certification
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Dec 11, 2018, 2:28:22 PM

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