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Experience Experience
04/2016 present
Los Angeles, CA
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Los Angeles, CA
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
04/2016 present
Los Angeles, CA
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
04/2016 present
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned or requested
  • Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation
  • Provides clinical instruction of ultrasound students and other healthcare professionals
  • Provides imaging services through knowledge of PACS system to patient of all ages including maternal, neonate, and infants, pediatrics, adolescent, adult and geriatric
  • Performs duties necessary to maintain accreditation
  • Provides radiation safety to self, patients and co-workers
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of departmental and Hospital policies and Procedures as they pertain to the job, including the fire and disaster plans. Comply with Infection Control policies and procedures
08/2010 03/2016
Phoenix, AZ
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, AV
Phoenix, AZ
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, AV
08/2010 03/2016
Phoenix, AZ
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, AV
08/2010 03/2016
  • Performs preliminary research on patients when preparations are not provided and determines priority of patients based on the daily schedules
  • Assists with scheduling of patients and schedules all emergency patients for diagnostic ultrasound procedures
  • Assists in new investigative techniques, procedures and equipment
  • Assists with orienting new employees to the equipment, department procedures and scanning protocols
  • Assists with clinical instruction of ultrasound students and residents and in-service education of staff members
  • Performs ultrasound studies (i.e. obstetrical, GYN, abdominal, retro peritoneal, small parts, pediatric, and vascular)
  • Processes billing via RIS. Assures proper function of ultrasound equipment and notifies clinical engineering of any equipment malfunctions
03/2004 06/2010
Chicago, IL
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Chicago, IL
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
03/2004 06/2010
Chicago, IL
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
03/2004 06/2010
  • Assists with clinical instruction of ultrasound students and residents; assists with in-service education of staff members
  • As assigned by management, performs technologist duties of other registered modality.
  • Performs routine and complex studies and assists physician in a variety of imaging procedures
  • Performs duties within established ultrasound testing practices/procedures under the direction of the Radiologist
  • Assists the patient during exam and positions the patient.
  • Sets up and adjusts all equipment and manually maneuvers transducers to perform exams
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department
Education Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare
Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare
Clark Atlanta University
Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare
Skills Skills
  • Knowledge of ultrasound techniques, procedures and equipment as well as ability to identify pathologies
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to fifty percent of work time
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Knowledge of sonography best practices and procedures
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • In-depth knowledge of cross-section anatomy, including abdomen, gynecology, superficial parts and vascular
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Selects appropriate equipment and transducer for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications
  • Explains the test to the patient. Instructs and assists the patient in positioning for the examination
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure - makes appropriate physician contact for intervention
  • Selects a transducer and adjusts the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field and other specifications of test
  • Enters test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results
  • Exercise independent judgment to tailor examination to acquire anatomic and pathophysiological data relative to patient’s clinical presentation
  • Produces images of internal organs and ensures data gets stored to PACS
  • Obtains permanent record of internal examination by photographing images of organs shown on the display module or removing the strip printout
  • Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed
  • Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction
  • Has knowledge of UWMC’s policies and the functions of other departments
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population
  • Perform examinations with appropriate documentation set out by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and UWMC protocols for each modality of diagnostic ultrasound
  • Independently performs portable exams at the patient’s bedside
  • Perform calculations of exam data to determine physiologic parameters such as blood flow velocity, spectral analysis, color Doppler flow analysis, as well as embryonic/fetal development, gestational age, and fetal hemodynamics
  • May provide needle guidance to radiologists and non-radiologists
  • Document exam data and develop reports for physician review and finalization
  • Triage emergent patients for daily schedule
  • Maintains CME credits to obtain active status in the ARDMS
  • Independently perform clinical diagnostic ultrasound examinations. This includes abdominal, gynecological, obstetrical, small parts, intraoperative and neonatal ultrasounds
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • High school or GED required
  • Graduate of an accredited ultrasound program required
  • Two years scanning experience required
  • RDMS certification preferred
  • Vascular certification preferred
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Immediately reports any malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator
  • Potentially rotates through all diagnostic imaging modalities, sites and/or locations
  • If working within the Imaging Institute, performs non-invasive vascular studies to include veins, arteries, pulse volume readings and assist the physician during invasive studies
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Maintains mandated continuing education requirements
  • Positions patients and selects anatomic and technical parameters accurately
  • Knowledge of electrical safety and infection control guidelines
  • Extensive experience in the acute care hospital setting performing sonographic categories of obstetrics, gynecology, abdominal, small parts, and vascular imaging is required
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision
  • Must maintain competencies in two ARDMS defined specialty areas
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Must understand genetic diseases processes and associated findings likely to be seen on ultrasound. Understands the complexities of fetal abnormalities and how these may impact prenatal and post natal care
  • Operates modern ultrasound equipment, including 3D/4D ultrasound technology, to produce diagnostic images for each ultrasound examination; documents pertinent findings for each examination on an appropriate visual storage medium
  • Able to perform 3D rendering to assist in diagnosis of fetal abnormalities efficiently performs and documents all aspects of a detailed prenatal ultrasound evaluation above the standard maternal fetal exam, including cardiac outflow tracts, facial features and lips, chest, fetal brain, ventricles and limbs to include number, length and architecture
  • Determines chorionicity of twin gestation and assessment of monochroionic, diamniotic twins for twin to twin transfusion syndrome
  • Performs transvaginal scan for accurate cervical length measurement on high risk population –twins and uterine malformations
  • Provides ultrasound guidance and assistance in the performance of prenatal diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis, chorionic villi sampling, intrauterine fetal blood transfusions, umbilical cord blood sampling, and injection of intracardiac potassium chloride
  • Maintains and assembles equipments and supplies needed to perform the above procedures; sets up and maintains a sterile field using appropriate sterile technique
  • 7 Prepares specimens for transport; has patient verify accuracy of labels on specimen before specimen leaves procedure room; completes appropriate forms and arranges for transport of specimens
  • Enters fetal measurements and ultrasound findings into computerized database for generation of reports
  • Obtains accurate Nuchal translucency measurements for state screening program
  • Performs Doppler studies including Middle Cerebral Artery and Umbilical Cord Doppler for fetuses at risk for IUGR and anemia
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Graduate of a ARDMS accredited educational program in ultrasonography preferred
  • Advanced cross-sectional anatomy, pathophysiology and its effect on normal anatomy; basic knowledge of Obstetrical, vascular and/or cardiac anatomy/physiology. Knowledge of electrical safety and infection control guidelines
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in good standing, is preferred or eligible to take the registration examination
  • BLS Healthcare Provider required
  • Additional multiple certification by ARDMS defined specialty areas preferred
  • Extensive experience in the acute care hospital setting performing sonographic categories of obstetrics, gynecology, abdominal, small parts, neurosonology, and vascular imaging is required
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Greets patient, explains ultrasound procedure, and answers questions
  • Applies gel to patient's skin, applies probe, and monitors equipment to obtain ultra-sound images
  • Prepares initial diagnosis by identifying abnormal conditions for review by radiologist
  • Prepares patient information files with patient identification, date of exam, referring physician, and exam performed
  • Minimum one (1) year of full time experience as a sonographer required
  • Certifications such as breast or RVT preferred
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Courteously instructs patients regarding preparation for examination; explains procedures to be performed. Positions patients to obtain desired images in accordance w/ physician's instructions & using knowledge of human anatomy
  • Operates diagnostic ultrasound equipment to produce images of specified areas of the body; monitors images & identifies anatomical structures. Makes necessary adjustments to obtain optimal images. Labels images as appropriate. Operates & maintains image recording equipment
  • Instructs patient, in a courteous manner, regarding imaging procedures. Positions patients & operates imaging equipment following established practice guidelines. Reviews images for accuracy & technical quality according to established standards. Submits images for interpretation by radiologist or designee. Practices ALARA principles
  • Assists w/ procedures such as interventional procedures, provides patient education; obtains informed consent as needed. Practices sterile techniques & standard precautions
  • Follows established quality assurance/quality control program. monitoring the operating condition of the equipment & accessories. Promptly reports equipment malfunctions to supervisor
  • Follows established quality assurance/quality control program. monitoring the operating condition of the equipment & accessories. Contacts service engineer & promptly reports equipment malfunctions to supervisor
  • Maintains inventory of supplies, according to established levels
  • Communicates clearly, effectively & appropriately both verbally & w/ written communication. Demonstrates courteous & appropriate telephone skills. Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients in the age group served
  • Exercises clinical judgment w/in scope of practice. May work w/ students & may be required to work at the reception desk or on the phones to schedule appointments
  • Performs other duties as required. May include assisting in other areas of the department
  • May require working w/ radiant energy sources, & w/ biological &/or hazardous materials
  • Prefer six (6) months of experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Vascular registry preferred
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Senior Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures
  • Selects proper transducer frequency and diameter for performance of exam
  • Utilizes ancillary devices to obtain hard copy records of exams
  • Knowledge of using the PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System) and knowledge of the Radiology Information System
  • Recognizes electronic equipment limitations
  • Recognizes significance of all structures visualized sonographically
  • Determines artifacts as well as normal or abnormal anatomy
  • Differentiates normal and pathological processes and extends scope of studies appropriate to comprehensive final study
  • Remains able to deviate from normal techniques when necessary to provide a wider latitude of visualization
  • Collaborates with referring physicians and contributes technical and professional knowledge to final diagnostic impression or report
  • Provides technical and nursing aid for surgical biopsy and aspiration procedures
  • Performs calibrations and adjustments of ultrasound equipment
  • Trains and orients other staff sonographers as directed
  • Correlates patient's clinical history with test to be performed
  • Consults with radiologists or supervising physician after reviewing data and determines appropriate ultrasound procedure
  • Remains knowledgeable and current regarding technological advances in field of diagnostic medical sonography
  • Promotes and maintains inter- and intra-departmental working relations
  • Two (2) years plus of post-graduate experience, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable
  • Graduate from an approved ultrasound training program recognized by CAHEA or equivalent related experience
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, teamwork, and written communication
  • Maui is the preferred primary location for candidates
  • This position requires travel amongst the Hawaiian neighbor islands 40-50% of the time
  • Experience with Toshiba and GE equipment is desired
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QC Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Prepares work schedules to assure that staff are available for patient appointments
  • Assures that staff explains ultrasound procedures or other examination technologies to patients
  • Provides training and guidance to assure that equipment is properly and safely operated
  • Assists staff to confirm that images meet requirements of radiologists
  • Makes arrangements for contractor maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Orders equipment, film, and supplies and assures that inventories are properly managed
  • Assures that patient information files are prepared and filed correctly
  • Reviews and submits reports showing the number and type of examinations conducted by the department
  • Performs duties as a Diagnostic Medical Sonagrapher as required
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience as a Sonographer required
  • Additional certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography such as breast or vascular preferred
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Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs ultrasound studies: abdominal, retroperitoneal, obstetrics/gynecology, small parts, neonatal, vascular and endocavity
  • Correlates clinical history with the test to be performed
  • Maintains CEUs required by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
  • Takes call as needed
  • Provides clinical instruction of ultrasound students and other healthcare professionals
  • Provides imaging services through knowledge of PACS system to patient of all ages including maternal, neonate, and infants, pediatrics, adolescent, adult and geriatric
  • Performs duties necessary to maintain accreditation
  • Provides radiation safety to self, patients and co-workers
  • Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self
  • Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures
  • Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
  • Must have working knowledge of ultrasound equipment, NIV equipment & accessories, cameras, patient procedural and patient care items, telephone, computer and calculator
  • All sonographers should obtain certification as RDMS and RVT (RVS) within twenty-four (24) months of eligibility
  • New hire registered sonographers must be RDMS and RVT (RVS) within twelve (12) months of hire date
  • Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English
  • Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range
  • Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Demonstrates competence & understands the overall operational function of the department to include scheduling of patients appointments by telephone, mail, or in person utilizing OPAS
  • Demonstrates competence in the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment, real-time & mobile, to obtain quality diagnostic images
  • Performs special application exams/tests such as assisting physicians in sterile procedures such as surgery, operating ultrasound equipment in surgery & during special applications such as localizations, aspirations and/or biopsies
  • Keys test data & patient information into ultrasound equipment computer to record test results & diagnostic data on magnetic tape, computer disk, strip printout or film; photographs images of organs shown on display module
  • Identifies & processes images & prepares images for interpretation; discusses test results w/ physician
  • Utilizes ancillary devices such as selective transducers, monitors, images; scans areas/regions of interest using B-mode, M-mode & real time techniques optimizing display parameters & recorded images ; notes significance of structures displayed & recognizes artifacts & equipment limitations
  • Produces quality, diagnostic images taking into account transducer selection, technical factors, patient variables, image annotation, evaluation & selection of representative images, criteria for diagnostic quality, artifacts & improvement of sub-optimal images
  • Observes all applicable regional, medical center, & department policies & procedures
  • Demonstrates professional maturity in all interactions w/ patient & staff
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in an acute care medical center, preferred
  • Current & valid registration as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the sub-specialty of OB-GYN
  • NT certification when performing Nuchal Translucency procedures in the OB-GYN department as stipulated in job code 30818
  • Depending on exact assignment, specialty registration in abdominal, cardiac, cardiovascular or vascular sonography may be required
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of & to apply the principles, theories, practices & techniques of diagnostic medical sonography
  • Demonstrated ability to operate ultrasound equipment in order to produce quality images , recognize normal human anatomy & pathological conditions & utilize ultrasound equipment to differentiate disease processes & artifacts
  • Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, & behaviors necessary to provide superior & culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, & to customers, contracted providers, & vendors
  • OB Clinic experience preferred
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, AV Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs preliminary research on patients when preparations are not provided and determines priority of patients based on the daily schedules
  • Acquires, archives, transmits and prints images via PACS
  • Completes after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork
  • Assists in new investigative techniques, procedures and equipment
  • Maintains the most up to date knowledge in the field through self-motivated education and attendance of appropriate conferences and symposiums
  • Minimum of one year experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer preferred
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, MH Resume Examples & Samples

  • Reviews charts, previous reports and requisition prior to the exam
  • Ensures patients' comfort and safety during and after the exam
  • Assists with scheduling of patients and schedules all emergency patients for diagnostic ultrasound procedures
  • Assists with clinical instruction of ultrasound students and residents and in-service education of staff members
  • Assists with orienting new employees to the equipment, department procedures and scanning protocols
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Senior Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs ultrasound (US) studies and biopsy/aspiration procedures. Positions patients and provides immobilization means and patient counseling as required. Selects proper transducer frequency for performance of study. Reviews orders, prepares schedules and consults with attending Radiologists and Registered Nurses as needed. Recognizes electronic equipment limitations. Recognizes significance of all structures visualized sonographically. Determines artifacts as well as normal anatomy as appropriate for creating a comprehensive final study. Remains able to deviate from normal techniques when necessary to provide wider latitude of visualization. Collaborates with referring physicians to plan or arrange appropriate studies when needed. Maintains daily records of exams performed
  • Protocols orders from Protocol Worklist prior to releasing orders for scheduling
  • Follows all National Patient Safety Goals. Receives and double identifies patients using appropriate criteria prior to performing the study ordered. Ensures accruacy of information and data entry, while maintaining patient privacy and confidentiality. Captures required documentation in Radiology Information System (RIS.) Assists with screening patients for contraindications to study or procedure
  • Prepares sterile fields; prepares "floor stock" medications; ensures sterility of surgical packs, trays and disposables to be used in assigned area. Maintains appropriate operational understanding of transducer/probe disinfectant devices. Maintains appropriate and adequate supplies during the procedures
  • Assists radiologist during procedures; capturing specific images and assisting with biopsy specimen collection. Operates and understands all features and performance capabilities of the US systems and tranducers/probes
  • Post processes US images and prepares final Sonographer interpretation as required; prepares images for Radiologist interpretation, and transmitts images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS system
  • Maintains working knowledge of all department equipment and devices. Reports equipment malfunctions appropriately
  • Assumes responsibilities for the needs of patient during procedure. Provides service-oriented communication with patient; explaining procedure; answering questions. Emphasizes a personalized, individualized, compassionate patient care atmosphere at all times. Dismisses patients for transport and/or assists with patient transport at end of procedure
  • Provides instructions on appropriate safety measures to patients, family members, and hospital staff as required; ensures appropriate safety precautions are followed. Adheres to policy and manufacturer recommendations for operation and use of personal protection devices when operating disinfectant devices
  • Functions as part of resuscitation team during Code Blue and/or Rapid Response Team situations
  • Maintains all materials needed and linen supply on daily basis; maintains general order and cleanliness of room assigned
  • Rotates between facilities and shares on call responsibilities for US service areas
  • Orients and trains (mentors) new personnel regarding subsection operations as needed
  • Accepts responsibilities of direct supervision of student technologists during their clinical assignments
  • Pursues ongoing continuing education; remains knowledgeable and current regarding technological advances in field of diagnostic medical sonography
  • Attends departmental meetings and/or inservice presentations as needed or required. Reads and initials minutes of such meetings when excused absence precludes attendance
  • Minimum two (2) years post-graduate sonography experience, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable
  • Ultrasound experience in general, breast, vascular and obstetrics imaging
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Spec Resume Examples & Samples

  • Selecting appropriate equipment and transducer for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications
  • Explaining the test to the patient. Instructing and assisting the patient in positioning for the examination
  • Ability to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure - making appropriate physician contact for intervention
  • Performing all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors
  • Selecting a transducer and adjusting the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field, and other specifications of test
  • Entering test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results
  • Exercising independent judgment to tailor examination to acquire anatomic and pathophysiological data relative to patient’s clinical presentation
  • Producing images of internal organs and ensuring data gets stored to PACS
  • Obtaining permanent record of internal examination by photographing images of organs shown on the display module or removing the strip printout
  • Understanding and practicing proper use of all equipment; never operating equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction
  • Providing care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric, and general population
  • Performing examinations with appropriate documentation set out by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and UWMC protocols for each modality of diagnostic ultrasound
  • Independently performing portable exams at the patient’s bedside
  • Performing calculations of exam data to determine physiologic parameters such as blood flow velocity, spectral analysis, color Doppler flow analysis, as well as embryonic/ fetal development, gestational age, and fetal hemodynamics
  • Providing needle guidance to Radiologists and non-Radiologists during tissue biopsy, aspirations, drain placements, and high-risk obstetrics procedures (fetal blood transfusions, cord sampling, fetal reductions, amniocenteses, and chorionic villus sampling)
  • Instructing imaging fellows, residents, and ultrasound interns in the theory, techniques, applications, and analysis of diagnostic ultrasound
  • Documenting exam data and developing reports for physician review and finalization
  • Evaluating new and prototype diagnostic ultrasound equipment; maintaining confidentiality of proprietary information
  • Maintaining CME credits to obtain active status in the ARDMS
  • Independently performing and evaluating both clinical and research diagnostic ultrasound examinations in both clinical and research populations. This includes abdominal, gynecological, obstetrical, small parts, intraoperative, neonatal, high-risk obstetrics, and transplants (liver, renal, and pancreas)
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer PRN Resume Examples & Samples

  • Monitors all appointments scheduled for ultrasound examinations
  • Processes billing via RIS. Assures proper function of ultrasound equipment and notifies clinical engineering of any equipment malfunctions
  • RDMS must be maintained and in good standing
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Must have in-depth knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy
  • In-depth knowledge of cross-section anatomy, including abdomen, gynecology, superficial parts and vascular
  • Stays current in all registry modalities (RDMS, RVT)
  • One year as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is preferred
  • Responsible for interpreting the physician's orders and scanning areas of the body using proper positioning techniques
  • Demonstrates the ability to scan patients, provide a high quality image that meets the expectations of the department protocols
  • Prepare the sterile field and adeptly assist the physicians with the procedures, such as, but not limited to biopsies, cyst punctures, and drainage of abscesses
  • Relays preliminary reports from the radiologist to physicians or nursing units
  • Initiates records for all patients having ultrasound scanning including patient personal data and test ordered
  • Ability to operate the ultrasonic scanner and the workstation
  • Provides physical comfort and emotional support for patients
  • Transports patients to the Radiology Department and physically assists patients from wheelchairs and stretchers to tables used for scanning
  • Provides information to nursing units about correct patient preparation and to coordinate scanning with other tests orders
  • Contacts physicians' offices to clarify orders and to obtain additional information. Contacts various outreach hospital personnel to obtain information and to clarify schedules
  • Performs duties within established ultrasound testing practices/procedures under the direction of the Radiologist
  • Submits reporting of in and outpatient scans to provide accurate data of volume of tests and trends for future planning
  • Attends mandatory meeting and in-services as required by the Hospital and/or the Department of Radiology
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of ultrasound scanning trends
  • Under the supervision of the Radiologist and a RVT, to performs vascular exams such as venous, peripheral arterial, carotid and mappings
  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice
  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring or equipment assigned to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed
  • Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution
  • Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, associates, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places
  • Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMHS
  • Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs a variety of ultrasound procedures including, but not limited to, abdominal, pelvic, OB, head, extremity, retro peritoneal, small parts and vascular. May perform cardiac procedures as required by entity. Practices all rules and regulations pertaining to radiation safety, reducing personal and patient exposure to "as low as reasonably achievable" (ALARA).*
  • Produces quality images in a complete, accurate and timely manner. *
  • Prepares patient for exam. Provides information and instruction to patient and/or family regarding the procedure and responds to their physical and emotional needs. *
  • Assists the patient during exam and positions the patient. *
  • Observes patient and equipment during the procedure and reports / documents unusual occurrences and records patient’s condition.*
  • Facilitates smooth patient flow, scheduling and optimal use of equipment/resources. *
  • Communicates in writing and verbally with all physicians, imaging personnel, students and hospital staff in facilitating the continuum of care. *
  • Assists with patient transport as needed. *
  • Performs IV starts and contrast administration as required. *
  • As assigned by management, performs technologist duties of other registered modality. *
  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *
  • Correctly inputs charges and required data for procedures and for supplies utilized during the procedure/exam. *
  • Completes required hospital/medical imaging paperwork for each exam performed.*
  • Prepares room, equipment, and exam materials needed for exam. *
  • Maintains technical operation of equipment and notifies service when necessary. Notifies supervisor of equipment problems and logs the service call/problem per department procedure. *
  • Maintains clean work area for employees and patients. *
  • Maintains quality checks and equipment maintenance documentation per department procedure. *
  • Proactive in problem identification and following up with appropriate management personnel. *
  • Establishes a motivating, constructive rapport with physicians, staff and system departments. *
  • Maintains high skill level through ongoing education / meeting attendance and shares information with staff. *
  • Participates in clinical training for students and/or staff technologists. *
  • Engages in professional activities through involvement in organizations, journal clubs, on-line education, etc. *
  • Represents the mission, vision and values of the organization through volunteer activities which enhance the image of the profession and the organization throughout the community, i.e., fundraisers, walks, community education fairs, etc.*
  • Actively participates in department/hospital quality and process improvement initiatives. *
  • Maintains compliance with all State, Federal, accreditation and hospital regulations and standards. *
  • Responsible for contributing to ACR accreditation as requested.*
  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Is responsive to the needs of others by maintaining a professional behavior toward members & coworkers & creating a positive image for the department
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served (neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric)
  • Demonstrates competence in the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment, real time & mobile, to obtain quality diagnostic images
  • Consistently selects correct technical factors relative to the requirements of the study & the patient's age & body habitus
  • Consistently processes hard copy images properly, utilizing automated equipment
  • Consults w/ the radiologist or other clinician for purposes of clarifying orders
  • Selects alternate or additional views appropriately relative to the patient's condition
  • Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive & accurate manner
  • Two (2) years of experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in a major medical center, preferred
  • Graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited ultrasound program OR a graduate from a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with current ARDMS certification and one (1) year of experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in a major medical center
  • BLS-C certified or must be obtained during the probationary period
  • Competency in components of sonography as listed: routine abdomen, abdomen Doppler, small parts, thyroid, and obstetrics/gynecology
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Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Set up equipment when necessary and prepare patient for examination
  • Select the proper transducer, both type and frequency for examination
  • Obtain, review and retrieve pertinent patient history, physical exam and supporting clinical data to facilitate the physician in making the diagnosis
  • Positions patient on examination table and adjusts immobilization devices as required to obtain optimum views of specified area of the body requested by physician as determined by department policy and procedure
  • Provide explanation of procedures and answer pertinent questions of patients to reduce anxieties and obtain cooperation
  • Assumes care for physical and psychological needs of patients during examinations and procedures to insure safety and comfort while preparing for and while undergoing ultrasound procedures
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment, maintenance and repair services, and prepares related forms necessary for the continued operation of the department
  • Coordinate work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency using and/or modifying established procedures, to assure timely completion of work in conformance with department policies and procedures
  • Evaluates ultrasound images for technical quality
  • Maintain adequate radiology records and label all images to assure proper identification
  • Assist physician with special ultrasound procedures/needle biopsies
  • Instructs specific units of didactic and/or clinical education the ultrasound program
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of departmental and Hospital policies and Procedures as they pertain to the job, including the fire and disaster plans. Comply with Infection Control policies and procedures
  • Participates in activities which promote professional self-growth and development; meeting minimum requirements for continuing education
  • Maintain an ethical relationship with patients, physicians, personnel and guests and ensures patient confidentiality at all times
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned or requested
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
  • Credentialed by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) (must take and pass ARDMS registry within 6 months of hire)
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Ultrasound Technology
  • Registered in both Abdomen and OB/GYN by ARDMS within one year of hire
  • All certifications and registrations must be maintained, active and current
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with people of various diverse backgrounds
  • Breast Sonography (preferred)
  • Pediatric and Neuro Sonography (preferred)
  • Graduate of Ultrasound Program
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in healthcare related field (preferred)
  • 3DMS, N3DS and P3DS must possess a minimum of three ARDMS registries (ABD and OB/Gyn plus one additional registry)
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Breast sonography (preferred)
  • Pediatric and Neuro sonography (preferred)
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in healthcare-related field (preferred)
  • A minimum of the following two American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) specialty examinations
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) - Abdomen (AB) AND Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) - Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in healthcare-related field (Preferred)
  • Arm and Leg Venous Doppler (Preferred)
  • Consistently obtains the highest quality scans possible in relation to patient body habitus and/or NPO prep status as observed by Radiologists, Ultrasound Educator, and Ultrasound Manager. Always follows proper exam protocols as outlined in department Policy and Procedure manual. Utilizes two patient identifiers to confirm patient/exam accuracy before administering exam. [Exam Supervision and Administration
  • Reviews all images on Ultrasound machine or IMPAX (PACS) and thoroughly fills out Ultrasound worksheet in a timely manner. Rescans patient as requested by Radiologist. Is open to critique of exams by Radiologist and/or department Manager/ Educator. [Diagnostic Image Quality and Documentation
  • Completes exams in a timely manner. Properly and consistently evaluates patient prep status and schedules exam accordingly. Demonstrates ability to coordinate acceptable patient throughput in either an IP and/or OP setting keeping the department on schedule and maintaining desired productivity. Follows direction from Manager and Lead Sonographer. All FT and PT dayshift/weekday employees must participate in the System back up call rotation. [Personal Productivity and Accountability]
  • Utilizes computer system to update exam status, cancel/update orders as needed. Ensures charges match procedure completed. Confirms proper exam/patient assignment at QC before releasing images to PACS for interpretation. Corrects erroneous accession numbers in PACS when needed. Notifies Radiologist Facilitator (RF) and transmits required worksheet and requisition for all after-hours cases. Effective knowledge of all Information Systems used in the Ultrasound department. [Data Processing]
  • Operates and maintains Ultrasound equipment in a safe manner. Adheres to all infection control standards. Employee job duties may include handling and disposal of hazardous material (Hazmat) waste. Employee will be required to complete initial training (prior to handling Hazmat waste) and refresher training to include proper handling and disposal of Hazmat waste, and proper selection, use and disposal of personal protective equipment. Follows guidelines for proper use of GUS unit. Washes hands before and after every patient encounter. [Safety and the Environment of Care]
  • Performs a full range of diagnostic ultrasound procedures and operates all ultrasound equipment in assigned department. Is willing and able to rotate between multiple campuses/US departments as needed. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills for age-specific factors necessary to perform safe and effective procedures on patients of all ages (neonate/infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatrics). The knowledge and skills are acquired through in-service, continuing education and/or experience. Demonstrates a willingness to learn/adapt to new technologies and protocols and help develop the knowledge and competency of coworkers and students. [Clinical Competence]
  • Assists with data collection for KPI's while understanding the department performance trends and established standards. Contributes toward process improvement by serving on PI teams as assigned. Participates in department patient satisfaction initiatives. Utilizes patient service recovery resources when appropriate. [Performance Improvement]
  • Attends department meetings consistently and promotes positive dialogue with respect to department objectives. Listens and is responsible to understand all agenda items. Attends all other meetings as required. [Department Meeting Attendance]
  • P2DS must also agree to the conditions of the Florida Hospital (FH) Per Diem Option Agreement (contract)
  • The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Knowledge of sonography best practices and procedures
  • Skill in performing ultrasound techniques and examinations, and evaluating scans
  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence; ability to listen and accurately interpret others' communication or instructions to take appropriate action
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer OB Fetal Care-battle Hours Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs appropriate ultrasound procedures and records anatomical, pathological, and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician. Provides ultrasound guidance for invasive diagnostic procedures such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, and fetal blood sampling
  • Obtains, reviews, and integrates pertinent patient medical history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results
  • Records and processes sonographic data; prepares preliminary report for physician review
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Assists the physician in gathering sonographic data necessary to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases
  • Provides patient services in a variety of medical settings
  • Performs quality assurance checks on equipment, ensuring proper safety standards are met
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer / St Vincent Resume Examples & Samples

  • Sets up and adjusts all equipment and manually maneuvers transducers to perform exams
  • Maintains compliance with regulatory agencies: State, Federal and Local, and Joint Commission
  • Provides clinical education for students enrolled in the Medical Science programs. Accepts personal responsibility for professional practice by adhering to the standards of the profession
  • Previous hospital Sonography experience preferred.2+ years Sonography experience required for PRN positions
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Is responsive to the needs of others by maintaining a professional behavior toward members & coworkers, & creating a positive image for the department
  • Two (2) years of clinical experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS) in an acute care medical center, preferred
  • Current & valid registration as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the sub-specialty of OB-GYN, and, NT certification when performing Nuchal Translucency procedures in the OB-GYN department as stipulated in job code 30818. Depending on exact assignment, specialty registration in abdominal, cardiac, cardiovascular or vascular sonography may be required
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of & to apply the principles, theories, practices, & techniques of diagnostic medical sonography
  • Demonstrated ability to operate ultrasound equipment in order to produce quality images, recognize normal human anatomy & pathological conditions & utilize ultrasound equipment to differentiate disease processes & artifacts
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Safh Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Implements safety standards to protect to staff and patients
  • May be required to train / precept students and new techs
  • Prepares for and assists the physician in a variety of imaging and/or invasive procedures
  • Advanced cross-sectional anatomy, pathophysiology and its effect on normal anatomy; basic knowledge of Obstetrical and vascular anatomy/physiology
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Performs a wide variety of thorough, diagnostic ultrasound exams
  • Educates patients prior to and throughout their ultrasound exam. Ensures all patient questions are answered and focuses on minimizing patient anxiety
  • Prepares for exams prior to patient's arrival. This includes reviewing pertinent medical history, consulting with clinician or radiologist, preparing paperwork and gathering supplies
  • Facilitates the performance of interventional procedures such as gathering medical history, coordinating care with other departments, setting up correct equipment and supplies, using proper sterile technique and communicating appropriately with performing physician
  • Makes quick and patient focused decisions in times of high patient volume and rapid change
  • Keeps patient environment and work space clean and organized, which includes stocking linen and supplies in an organized and timely manner
  • Completes requisitions and charges for supplies in a timely and accurate manner, ensuring our patients receive prompt diagnosis and care
  • Associate's degree from an accredited school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • 1 year of hospital based experience preferred
  • Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association for health care providers
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical sonographer Registration (RDMS)
  • Proficiency in breast, general, interventional, OB and vascular ultrasound preferred
  • Assessment, Planning, Evaluation: Collects and analyses pertinent data and/or clinical findings
  • Incorporates clinical findings and scientific evidence in the development, coordination and implementation of an individualized plan of care to achieve desired outcomes. Evaluates progress towards goals and outcomes identifying opportunities for improvement and change
  • Technical Writing: Ability to write technical information in a clear and concise manner and to be able to convey information appropriately for a variety of audiences
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to fifty percent of work time
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology as well as radiographic techniques, procedures and equipment at a level generally acquired through completion of an approved program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and 6 to 12 months of experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • ARDMS required
  • Knowledge of ultrasound techniques, procedures and equipment as well as ability to identify pathologies
  • Analytical ability to identify and characterize pathology, appropriately image pathology and identify areas requiring further testing. Must analyze quality of scan
  • Ability to allay apprehension of patients and elicit their cooperation to ensure highest quality ultrasound. Must be able to communicate effectively with Radiologist when discussing such procedures
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • Knowledge of PACS and associated equipment (Preferred)
  • Good organizational skills (Preferred)
  • Breast sonography (Preferred)
  • Pediatric and Neuro sonography (Preferred)
  • A minimum of the following two American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) specialty examinations: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) - Abdomen (AB) AND Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) - Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Resume Examples & Samples

  • ARDMS - registered required RDMS(OB/GYN) or (AB) or (BR); or ARRT registered R.T.(S)(ARRT) or
  • R.T.(S)(BS)(ARRT) and ARDMS registered RVT(VT) or ARRT registered - R.T.(S)(VS)(ARRT)
  • ARDMS registered RDCS(AE) or (PE) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (RCS),
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association