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Perinatal Ultrasonographer III
Job Location: Boston, MA
Req ID: 39941BR
Job Summary: The Perinatology Ultrasonographer III is responsible for performing a wide range of Ultrasound procedures including obstetrical, gynecological, doppler studies and invasive procedures. This person interacts daily with patients and other medical personnel.
- Selects appropriate equipment and transducers for tests as ordered. Consults with patients, obtains necessary information, explains procedures, allays apprehensions and positions patient appropriately. Assists physicians during sterile invasive procedures, i.e. amniocentesis, etc.
- Imports data and images in the ultrasound reporting package and PACS, and provides images on film and paper when needed. Detects pathology/other factors (f/u, change of shape, echogenicity, etc.). Determines images appropriate for diagnostic purpose.
- Assists other divisions during procedures. Performs functions in areas outside the Ultrasound Suite, including the Operating room, Intensive Care Units, L&D, Antepartum and Triage Unit, using portable ultrasound equipment.
- Participates in education of physician trainees; OB/GYN residents, MFM fellows and student sonographers. Monitors and documents progress of trainees. Contributes in orientation for new sonographers and serves as a team resource for technical information, application support, training and guidance.
- Participates in developing new training tools or models to improve efficiency of the department and improve patient care and satisfaction.
- Performs routine clerical duties; reviews daily clinic schedules; monitors urgent add ons and inpatient orders. Reviews patient charts and maternal serum screening results, tracks inventory supplies, keeps work area clean, empties laundry, and stocks rooms at the end of each shift.
- EPR system. Appropriate HLD of Ultrasound transducers is necessary for patient protection and infection control. Employees are trained initially and then an annual refresher is completed.
- Participates in staff educational in-house presentations of research and projects for monthly lunch and learn sessions. Makes contributions and participates in the publishing of articles for MFM Ultrasound literature
- Vocational or Technical training in Diagnostic Medical Sonography required. Associate's degree in Ultrasound preferred.
- Certificate 1 Reg Diagnostic Med Sonographer required., and Certificate 2 Basic Life Support required.
- 3-5 years related work experience required in in MFM.
- NT Certification required. New staff will have 30 days to complete certification.
- Certificate in Basic Life Support required. New hires will have 30 days to provide BLS certification through the American Heart Association.
- Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
- Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
- Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
- Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
- Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
- Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
- Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
- Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
- Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 .
Physical Nature of the Job:
Very Heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force continually. Employee is physically active in all elements of the job.
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