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Sonographer

Company: MIami Beach Community Health Center
Location: Hialeah
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Ultrasound Technologist Primary Accountability Perform obstetrical, gynecological, and thyroid ultrasound services on patients under the direction of the supervisor. Primary Responsibilities -- Responsible for performing ultrasounds and preparing preliminary reports. o Ensures proper patient identification using patient identifiers as per national patient safety goals o requirement. o Provides instructions to patients to prepare for the sonogram, explaining the procedure and the information to be obtained. o Performs ultrasound examinations on patients, deviating from normal techniques to adapt each exam to the patient or circumstance as needed. o Labels all images appropriately, recording patient's information and scan measurements. o Prepares and submits preliminary report to the supervising provider on the day the ultrasound was performed. o Maintains patient confidentiality. o Follows prescribed safety standards in operating equipment and patient handling. -- Assists with the daily operations of the ultrasound department. o Recommends changes in work methods. o Maintains clean examination room. o Participates in Quality Management activities. o Operates ultrasound equipment using appropriate techniques, transducers, and ancillary equipment. o Reports any system failures. o Follows infection control standards including performing sterilization and disinfection of the probes between patients. o Advises supervisor in a timely manner when supplies are needed. o Advises supervisor of any patient complaints. -- Learns and uses the Electronic Health Record (Medical Practice Electronic Systems) and its components as required by job functions and highlighted in the policies and procedures. o Attends appropriate in-service training and staff meetings. o Documents in the EHR under the direction of the physician. o Drops CPT changes under the appropriate ICD- diagnosis and enters ICD- codes. -- Performs other work-related duties, as assigned. -- Promotes and monitors compliance with Joint Commission requirements in the area of high-level disinfection (HLD) and sterilization of instruments. -- Ensures safety and effectiveness of HLD and sterilization processes. -- Ensures adherence to manufacturer's instructions for use and evidence-based guidelines for medical and dental equipment, devices, and supplies that require HLD and sterilization. -- Responsible for performing high-level disinfection (HLD) and sterilization of instruments, as assigned. -- Performs HLD and sterilization processes safely and effectively through adherence to manufacture's instructions for use and evidence-based guidelines. Primary Attributes -- General Development: o Demonstrates a high degree of organization. o Demonstrates a high degree of accuracy. o Works effectively with a wide variety of people and develops cordial working relationships with providers. o Possesses a High School Diploma. -- Professional and Technical Knowledge: o Completion of an ultrasound course accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. o Minimum of five years experience as a full-time ultrasound technologist. o Be certified as a sonographer with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), or be eligible for certification to be obtained within one year of employment. (Preferably in OB-GYN) o Be in compliance with continuing medical education (CME) requirements for the specialty, as appropriate. o Knowledge of standards and regulations related to Joint Commission, OSHA, blood borne pathogen control, HIPAA, and ALARA. o Must have valid CPR license. -- Technical Skills: o Full range of body motion, including handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination required. o Normal vision and hearing acuity required. o Must be able to occasionally lift and carry items weighing up to pounds. o Must be able to sit, stand, and walk. -- Communication Skills: o Excellent written and oral communication skills. o Communicates complex concepts in a clear, effective manner for a general audience. o Excellent cross cultural communication skills. o Bilingual, English/Spanish or English/Creole desirable. SALARY BASED ON EXPERIENCE Company Description Miami Beach Community Health Center, Inc. (MBCHC) is a fully integrated ambulatory care medical facility that has been providing primary health care in Miami-Dade County since 1977. Our mission is to provide our patients with a patient-centered medical home with high quality, affordable primary health care, and specialty services, chronic disease management, and support services. MBCHC has two locations on Miami Beach and one in North Miami. Services provided include internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, HIV/AIDS services, dental, endocrinology, ophthalmology and optometry, psychiatry and behavioral health, podiatry, and geriatrics. All three locations have laboratory and pharmacy services. MBCHC pharmacies have 340B pricing. Free medication is available for patients through pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs for those who qualify. Free transportation and translation services are also available for those who need them. In addition, we offer assistance with case management such as enrollment in health insurance from the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), enrollment in Medicare, and Healthy Start prenatal services.

Keywords: MIami Beach Community Health Center, Hialeah , Sonographer, Healthcare , Hialeah, Florida

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