Chief Sonographer

$77,000 - $90 yearly
  • The Resume Review - Recruiting Department
  • Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • Aug 19, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Job description
Overview
 
This company is a national medical group. Over the last 40 years, through our network of over 3,500 clinicians in 39 states and Puerto Rico, we have reshaped care delivery within women's and children's specialties and subspecialties. Our clinical teams care for the unique population of high-risk pregnancies and critically ill infants and children in both hospital and ambulatory clinical settings.
 
Over the years, clinicians practicing as part of Pediatrix and Obstetrix Medical Groups have used evidence-based tools, continuous quality initiatives, clinical research, and telemedicine to enhance patient experience, outcomes and provide high-quality, cost-effective patient care. Our nationwide team of almost 8,000 employees, including physicians, advanced practitioners, clinical leaders, business and operational experts who work together every day to fulfill our mission to take great care of the patient®. 
Through our family of companies, we provide:
 
  • Physician services spanning the continuum of patient care
  • Revenue cycle management solutions
  • Performance improvement consulting
 
We invite you to grow with us and help shape the future of health care.
 
The Chief Sonographer leads and manages a team of  diagnostic ultrasound sonographers who provide care for pediatric and perinatal patients.  The Chief sonographer works with other members of the healthcare team to provide comprehensive care.
Reports To: Practice Director and Corporate Medical Director
Supervises: Sonographers
Qualifications
Qualifications
  • Must possess a current/valid certification in diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Satisfactory completion of one of the following; at least two (2) years in Allied Health Educational Program and one (1) year on-the-job training in ultrasonography, or completion of an approved ultrasonography educational program.
  • At least 2 years supervisory experience.
  • Maintain or be eligible for certification the American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer                                                               
  • Completion of a course in ultrasonic technology.
  • CPR Certification required.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled in operating ultrasound equipment.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.                    
Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Responsibilities
  • Prepares patients for ultrasound examination.
  • Prepares patients for physicians.
  • Explains procedures to the patient prior to the commencement of the testing and provides patient education related to medical ultrasound.
  • Explains procedures to assure cooperation and optimum test results.
  • Ensures the appropriate consent and/or declinations are obtained.
  • Conducts ultrasonic diagnostic procedures and records anatomical, pathological and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician.
  • Assists physician during invasive procedures requiring ultrasound guidance.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains patient charts and records, and records and processes sonographic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician.
  • Follows universal precautions and OSHA standards.
  • Code appropriate CPT and ICD9 for services performed.
  • Submit completed billing work sheets daily.
  • Notify Patient Service Associate of additional services performed which require authorization.
  • Maintains proper operation of the ultrasound equipment. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and takes appropriate corrective action. Coordinates the required maintenance as necessary.
  • Keeps work area clean.
  • Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of ultrasound supplies.
  • Maintain archives/records scans.
  • Oversees and coordinates the ultrasound schedule.
  • Ensures compliance with AIUM ultrasound guidelines.
  • Responsible for orienting new sonographers to practice.
  • Participate in interview process of new employees.
  • Participates in the annual reviews for sonographers at site.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
  • Acts in a non-directive, non-judgmental manner, recognizing an individual’s religious, ethical, and moral opinions/beliefs.
  • Recognizes ethical, legal and professional issues inherent in providing care to pregnant women.
  • Participates in staff development, in-service workshops and educational activities.
  • Performs other assigned duties as directed.