Sonographer Job Description

Sonographer Job Description

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Sonographer provides education and training to sonographers in the utilization of new equipment features/benefits and scanning techniques.

Sonographer Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective sonographer job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included sonographer job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ultrasound Scans.Perform abdominal, vascular, OB/GYN and/or transcranial Doppler ultrasound scans
Perform obstetric, gynecological, abdominal, thyroid, testicular, non-vascular extremity
Executes all varieties of obstetrical and gynecologic diagnostic ultrasound exams presently offered by the department
Explain the ultrasound procedure to patients and answer any questions they may have
Maintain ultrasound equipment and sterilize the room in which the procedure takes place
Spread the ultrasound gel on the surface of the patient's body covering the internal area being imaged
Evaluate the images for their quality, but also to interpret what was captured in the image
Present images and preliminary findings to physicians and the healthcare team
Maintain patient records and add medical notes related to the ultrasound procedure
Evaluates insitu bypass graft for patency, stenosis, occlusion or fistulas

Sonographer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Sonographer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ARDMS, BLS, CPR

Education for Sonographer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sonographer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Associates, Education, Allied Health, Graduate, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical, Education Programs, Technology, Science, Radiologic Technology

Skills for Sonographer

Desired skills for sonographer include:

Equipment operations
Applications and scanning techniques resulting in optimized image data/documentation
PACS and associated equipment
Field through self-motivated education and attendance of appropriate conferences and symposiums
Anatomy
Physiology
Theories
Electrical safety and infection control guidelines
Obstetrical
Vascular

Desired experience for sonographer includes:

Maintains quality control of laboratory equipment
Establish and maintain standards of collaborative interaction among peers and employees that is characterized by respect, honesty and service
Must be capable of operating all types of diagnostic equipment available to them, maintaining and monitoring the safe and sanitary condition of this equipment
Each staff Sonographer must participate in an on-call program
Teaching, sharing and learning is an essential and requisite duty of sonographers employed within the department
Develops professional growth by participating in or attending monthly Quality Assurance meetings, reviewing ultrasound journals

Sonographer Examples

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Sonographer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of sonographer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for sonographer
  • Perform and evaluate sonographic examinations
  • Obtain patient clinical history and perform physical assessments of patient conditions to determine appropriate testing protocol
  • Provides technical interpretation of sonographical and physiological data to aid physicians in rendering medical diagnoses
  • Performs all procedures proficiently and strives to maintain high quality
  • Performs all department related computer functions necessary to complete patient exam
  • Participates in call rotation
  • Provides clinical instruction to student sonographers
  • Knows and implements emergency procedures as needed
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation program certified by American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Magnet Recognized Hospital since 2004
Qualifications for sonographer
  • Completion of a two-year or more accredited health science program
  • Registered in two or more specialty areas is desired, with preference given to general or OB/GYN registration
  • Active certification by American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in the specialty(ies) as appropriate
  • Graduate of a formal Sonography Program or Cardiovascular Technology Program is required
  • Of employment
  • Must have High Risk ultrasound experience
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Sonographer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of sonographer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sonographer
  • Verified Burn Center by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association
  • May be responsible for High Level Disinfection of devices, supplies and/or equipment
  • *25 Acute Inpatient Beds ** - Acute Inpatient Beds are also certified as Skilled Swing Beds allowed under Critical Access Hospital rules
  • Beyond the hospital walls, CHI Health Missouri Valley works closely with businesses, community groups, churches, schools, social service agencies and others to build a healthier community
  • Follows protocols and physician prescription to deliver a quality and diagnostic study
  • Able to perform on child/adult/geriatric population
  • Organizes processed images, measurements, calculations and other data in a logical sequence for presentation to the physicians for interpretation
  • Follows protocols and or physician specific orders
  • Prepares scan room for procedures using approved cleaning protocol
  • Performs department and hospital related computer functions pertinent to job
Qualifications for sonographer
  • Will work approximately 3 days per week and ability to travel to Tampa and Clearwater offices
  • OB registered required
  • Associate Degree in Ultrasound or completion of accredited ultrasound or RDMS program
  • RDMS or registry eligible
  • RVT
  • 1 year breast ultrasound experience (2+ years preferred)
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Sonographer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a sonographer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for sonographer
  • Participates in call rotation as appropriate
  • Ultrasound Scans.Perform OB/GYN and/or transcranial Doppler ultrasound scans
  • Knowledge and compliance of a sterile field
  • Protocol for lab specimen delivery
  • Utilizes the Radiology Information System/Cerner/Telerad & Medicine Reconciliation effectively and accurately
  • Performs a variety of quality echocardiographic evaluations of the heart for diagnostic purposes
  • Provides care to adult and geriatric
  • Provides the reading Physicians with a comprehensive preliminary analysis of all procedures
  • Assists with the training and orientation of physicians, students, preceptors and new staff .Prepare fellows machine for overnight and weekend STAT studies
  • Obtains necessary information including medical history, patient evaluation and assessment forms if necessary
Qualifications for sonographer
  • Maintain Continuing Education credits (10/yr or 30/triennium) for certification
  • Ability to provide rotating, on-call coverage on weekends (Saturday/Sunday) and University Holidays as assigned
  • Current RDMS and RVT
  • One (1) year of clinical training in Sonography is required
  • Graduation from an accredited school of ultrasonography and/or radiologic technology
  • Current registration in ARDMS with advanced certifications in OB, ABD, RVT, Breast
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Sonographer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a sonographer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sonographer
  • Monitors patients vitals during procedures
  • Actively participates in qualify improvement measures
  • Assist in training and education of coworkers
  • Identify, interview, and educate patients and visitors to the department to meet all standard safety operations
  • Label images sequentially and appropriately with patient identification and body part
  • Perform order verification, patient identification, and communicate with patient regarding exam description and instructions
  • Perform routine cleaning of patient rooms, nursing units, competence in performing cardiology/radiology special procedure services for patient population served
  • Performs complex ultrasound procedures while exercising professional judgment in the performance of services
  • Demonstrates the ability to obtain high quality diagnostic images and analyze the findings
  • Provides the radiologist with diagnostic evidence along with the pertinent clinical assessment, in order for a final diagnosis to be made
Qualifications for sonographer
  • If not registered in all U/S areas, will be required to obtain certifications within 12 months of hire or will be released from position
  • This position will require to fluently speak both English and Spanish
  • An individual must possess a current/valid certification in diagnostic ultrasound - ARDMA & NTQR Certifications
  • Current registry by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Maintain certification the American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Completion of accredited Medical Sonography Program by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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Sonographer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a sonographer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for sonographer
  • Performs routine and comprehensive ultrasound examinations for interpretation by MFM physicians
  • Assist physicians during amniocentesis and CVS procedures
  • Experience working hands on with specialized ultrasound equipment
  • Performs a variety of ultrasound procedures for the interpretation by
  • Provides appropriate care for all patient populations
  • Provides clinical services according to ultrasound practice standards and acts as a resource to students, residents, fellows and other technologists to ensure optimal department functions
  • Administers sound patient care practices according to hospital and department policies and procedures to ensure the safety of the patients
  • Maintains equipment, exam rooms and work areas in a neat and safe condition to ensure the safety of the patients and employees
  • Completes ancillary tasks to ensure efficient and consistent departmental operations
  • Abdominal (and all parts of the abdomen separately)
Qualifications for sonographer
  • Three years of ultrasound experience preferred
  • ARDMS or ARRT(S) registry eligible – to be completed within 18 months of hire
  • Knowledge of basic techniques of Medical Sonography
  • Knowledge of routines and procedures required to produce quality ultrasound images for basic and advanced procedures
  • ARDMS registered preferred
  • Current ARDMS and registry as RVT

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