Sonographer - Adult Imaging
DRG Professional Services is partnered with Oklahoma's premier academic healthcare institution offering unsurpassed care, teaching, research and technology. This "Not For Profit" hospital is beginning its Magnet journey and currently experiencing phenomenal growth. This is a permanent hire (not travel or contract) opportunity in the Oklahoma City area.
At Oklahoma’s only comprehensive academic health system, you can work in countless specialty areas and practice settings. Recently named as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America for 2020 by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national publication for healthcare decision-makers. Join a team with a mission of leading healthcare in patient care, education and research.
- Full time direct hire position (This is NOT a travel or contract opportunity).
- Hours: Wednesday - Friday; Every other Saturday 7p-7a
- Career Advancement: Due to hospital growth and expansion, this position offers significant opportunity for advancing your career, whether it be cross training in another modality or moving into leadership positions.
- Professional Growth: This hospital provides numerous ways to grow and learn. In addition to tuition reimbursement and continuing education, there are opportunities for professional growth through formal classroom training, online programs and blended learning experiences in leadership development and job specific development.
- Industry Leading Benefit Plan: The hospital offers a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, 401(k) with match, medical and dental plans, but offerings go beyond traditional packages to include; Empower + Wellbeing programs, Childcare assistance, adoption assistance, financial support for continuing education, tuition reimbursement, and many others.
- Sign on bonus / relocation package eligibility
- This department offers a great team environment with very little turn over and open communication with administration / management.
- This advanced ultrasound department is always developing and staying compliant with new technologies and advances in the field. They are the only ultrasound department in the state utilizing contrast enhanced ultrasound for abdominal imaging as well as using elastography technology for liver imaging.
Position Description: Under immediate to general supervision and direction of a mentor/preceptor, this entry-level position works to achieve the initial competencies required to deliver specialized cardiovascular and/or radiologic technology services to adult and/or pediatric patient populations for the purpose of aiding medical staff in the diagnosis, care, treatment and surveillance of simple to complex conditions, defects and/or diseases.
- Utilizing entry-level knowledge, abilities, skills and available resources, provides safe, high quality, efficient and cost-effective patient-centric care and support services under routine or emergent conditions in a variety of care settings to include, but not limited to; acute inpatient facilities, outpatient physician practices, diagnostic/urgent care centers and remote statewide outreach clinics.
- Prepares patients for procedures and correlates clinical history with procedures ordered by physicians to be performed
- Communicates and collaborates with patients, families, and other members of the multidisciplinary care team to identify and implement the actions necessary to achieve the clinical outcomes, operational goals and service expectations desired.
- Utilizes a variety of highly specialized cardiovascular and/or radiologic equipment and techniques to perform a diverse range of diagnostic, interventional and/or surgical procedures in accordance with established scope of practice guidelines.
- Conducts post-procedure review with or without preceptor to confirm that all required elements are completed, documented, and that technical quality is consistent with established department protocols and/or applicable accreditation standards.
- Transfers images and data to the appropriate archival systems, enters technical data/findings and prepares study for reporting by physician.
- Performs operator-level quality control checks, cleaning, high-level disinfecting and other user maintenance per manufacturer instructions for use and other regulatory guidelines.
- Participates in continuing education, professional development and research activities to maintain competencies and promote continuous improvements in care and treatments.
- Associate’s degree or higher, preferred
- Must meet applicant eligibility requirements and published standards for ARDMS, ARRT, or CCI in the cardiovascular or radiologic technology specialty required by the hiring department. Must be achieved within 12 months of hire date.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association required upon hire.
- Based on specific assignment, skill in applying principles of cardiovascular and/or radiologic technology, medical imaging, medical terminology, positioning of patients, and medical ethics.
- Must be able to work as part of a team and follow instructions; must be able to consistently and dependably report to work as scheduled.
- Ability to be sensitive to patients’ physical and psychological needs.
- Ability to maintain accurate records and work accurately with names, numbers, and codes.
- Ability to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
- Ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information and exercise sound judgment.
- Must be able to multi-task and remain calm in stressful situations.
- Must possess ability to understand various operations, policies, and procedures. Ability to work and communicate with staff, patients and their families, and meet their needs in a professional, polite, courteous, compassionate, and cooperative manner.
- Must display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision and demonstrate attention to detail.
- Core knowledge and understanding of normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology; cardiovascular and/or radiologic technologies and terminology associated with the primary specialty for which hired and credentialed.
- Ability and skill to apply core-level primary specialty theory, practices and techniques to perform, post-process, analyze and annotate study data or procedure documentation with general supervision or assistance.
The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.