This position is a Float position, sites and day shift varies. Monday, Tuesday & Friday, 24 hours a week.
The practice of sonography is performed by a segment of healthcare professionals responsible for the administration of high-frequency sound waves for diagnostic purposes. Under the general direction of the Lead Ultrasound Technologist and the respective Site Manager, provides requested images of high diagnostic quality based on the specifics of each case. Interacts effectively and professionally with patients, referring physicians and their staffs and co-workers while maintaining the best possible patient flow and through put at all times. Performs related tasks such as assisting patients, maintaining and ordering proper levels of supplies, maintaining cleanliness of work areas and performing routine clerical functions as required.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Is available as scheduled to provide technological duties at specified times and places assigned. Assists the radiologist when required.
Accommodates the next available patient at all times. Receives and greets the patient, obtains necessary medical history and instructs and informs patient about procedure. Treats patients in a caring, courteous and professional manner at all times.
Performs quality control procedures when required and insures proper operation of equipment. Responsible for immediately reporting any concerns relating to the equipment operation.
Informs site manager when supplies are low and order as needed to insure continuous/efficient operation.
Operates equipment according to specific/recognized procedure and in conformance with established routines and techniques. Reviews images to ensure acceptable quality and completeness for diagnostic purposes.
Demonstrates an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology and medical terminology.
Sonographers must maintain a high degree of accuracy in the production, use, recognition and analysis of ultrasound images and patterns used for diagnosis. They must possess, utilize and maintain knowledge about bioeffects of high-frequency sound waves; applying principles of ALARA. Sonographers independently perform or assist the radiologist in the completion of the diagnostic procedure.
Sonographers think critically and use independent, professional and ethical judgment in all aspects of their work.
Must remain sensitive to the needs of the patient through good communication, patient assessment, patient monitoring and patient care skills.
Follows prescribed techniques and procedures for maintenance of aseptic conditions.
Ensures that images, examinations requisitions and other related records are properly completed to insure correct patient identification, statistical and billing information
Coordinate with and volunteer assistance to reception and other personnel in areas outside of primary area of responsibility whenever lulls in technical duties occur.
Work with, assist and/or teach new employees and/or students as assigned.
Maintain confidentiality at all times.
Obtain and maintain additional accreditation and./or certification(s) required by the State, Federal Government and RIMI within areas of expertise.
Must be registered in ultrasound by the ARDMS in at least one application. Must be registered in Vascular Technology. Sonographers have one year from the date of hire or the date they complete their accredited ultrasound program to become registered.
Experience in Abdominal, OB/GYN, small parts and Vascular Ultrasound is required.
Registered in Breast Ultrasound is a plus.
Must be current with all CME requirements.
One-year experience as an ultrasonographer
About Rhode Island Medical Imaging:
Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) has a network of 12 private state-of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging facilities that are staffed by over 70 board certified radiologists with broad-based experience and subspecialty training in Bone Densitometry (DEXA), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) including the most extensive 3T MRI imaging network in Rhode Island, Mammography, Ultrasound, and X-ray.
RIMI radiologists perform and interpret imaging in Rhode Island at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, Roger Williams Medical Center, and Women & Infants Hospital, and most recently at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA. Most of RIMI’s radiologists are also faculty members at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.
For over 75 years RIMI has provided Rhode Island with imaging excellence (since 1943).
*** Benefits offered include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; AFLAC; paid vacation, sick and holidays; 401K and retirement plan.
Please submit resumes to Jennifer Voyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.