Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Weekender ($2,500 sign on bonus eligible)

Cleveland Clinic

Medina, OH

Job posting number: #7107470 (Ref:ccf16413739)

Posted: August 4, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Performs diagnostic sonographic imaging through the application of non-ionizing, high-frequency sound waves for patients of all ages as directed by physicians. Maintains patient safety.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs ultrasound studies (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; reviews charts, previous reports, and requisition prior to the exam.
  • Educate patients regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.
  • Ensure patients' comfort and safety during and after the exam.
  • May assist with scheduling of patients as needed.
  • Schedules all emergency patients for diagnostic ultrasound procedures.
  • Monitors all appointments scheduled or ultrasound examinations; performs preliminary research on patient when preparations are not provided; determines priority of patients based on the daily schedules.
  • Knowledgeable in acquiring, archiving, transmitting, and printing images via PACS - when applicable, knowledgeable in after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork - immediately reports any malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator.
  • Knowledgeable in billing via RIS. Performs checks on ultrasound equipment to assure proper function of equipment and notifies clinical engineering of any equipment malfunctions.
  • Ensures exam rooms are adequately supplied with linen and related medical supplies.
  • Assists with clinical instruction of ultrasound students and residents; assists with in-service education of staff members.
  • Assists with orienting new employees to the equipment, department procedures and scanning protocols; provides demonstration of ultrasound equipment for staff and visitors.
  • May be required to rotate through all diagnostic imaging modalities, sites, and/or locations.
  • Assists in new investigative techniques, procedures and equipment; maintains state-of-the-art knowledge in the field through self-motivated education and attendance of appropriate conferences and symposiums.
  • RDMS must be maintained and in good standing.
  • If working within the Imaging Institute, may be required to perform non-invasive vascular studies to include veins, arteries, pulse volume readings and assist the physician during invasive studies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited school in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and in good standing.

Certifications:

  • If working within the OBGYN/Women’s Health Institute, must be a Registered Diagnostic Sonographer (RDMS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) within one year of hire. Certification within OB/GYN (RDMS, OB/GYN) must be obtained within one year of hire.
  • If working within the Imaging Institute, must be a Registered Diagnostic Sonographer (RDMS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) RT(S) or RT(VS) upon hire. Must have one certification within Abdominal (RDMS, AB), OB/GYN (RDMS, OB/GYN) or Vascular (RVT, VT) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) upon hire. The other two certifications must be obtained within twelve months of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of one year experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.


By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.


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Job posting number:#7107470 (Ref:ccf16413739)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland,Ohio
United States
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