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Diagnostic Sonographer in Bethesda, MD at Washington Radiology

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Washington Radiology, our service-based culture is reflected in our day-to-day interactions that are warm and welcoming and delivered with care, compassion and clinical expertise. Our commitment to excellence can be seen across every level of our organization, beginning with our team members and extending to the patients, families, and physicians we serve. For more than 70 years, Washington Radiology has set the standard for medical imaging care.

If you would like to join a dynamic team dedicated to best-in-class quality and service excellence, we would like to speak with you.

Performs imaging procedures to assist in the diagnosis of disease and injuries and supports the general operation of the office.

Diagnostic Technologist is responsible for the independent operation of diagnostic equipment to create the necessary images and obtain measurements. Individual must maintain a high degree of accuracy in positioning and scanning technique. Communicates with the patient and relays any pertinent information to the radiologist and documents on tracking sheet/chart. Communicates with the radiologist and understands and performs any necessary additional exams. 

RESULTS MEASURED BY THE FOLLOWING RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produces high-quality ultrasound images and obtain appropriate measurements for each exam

  • Documents all applicable patient and procedure data consistently and correctly

  • Explains procedures adequately to patients to maximize patient comfort and cooperation

  • Appropriate monitoring during all phases of the procedure with special care taken to ensure patient emotional and physical well-being

  • Assist and/or chaperones radiologist when they are performing ultrasound exams

  • Assists radiologists during ultrasound biopsy procedures using appropriate sterile technique and universal precautions

  • Communicates patient information in a professional and courteous manner to patients and to referring physicians’ offices as required.

  • Maintains the ultrasound equipment for cleanliness and ensures proper equipment maintenance and equipment safety

  • Maintains a good working relationship with Radiologists and other Center staff members

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Job Requirements

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program that is accredited by the Commission Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program.

  • Certificates: Active certification with ARDMS. Current compliance with CME requirements.

  • Ability to effectively communicate information on a one-on-one and small group basis to doctors, patients, and other employees.

  • Needs to be able to stand for long periods of time.