Perinatal Sonographer

NEW HAVEN, CT
Aug 20, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Performs a wide variety of technical and professional duties utilizing complex Ultrasound Imaging equipment. Is cognizant of age specific standards. Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel. Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Performs quality and efficient ultrasound imaging in order to assist with a patient's diagnostic workup.
    • 1.1 Follows routine protocols and/or physician's specific prescriptions when imaging, and the role of repeat examinations due to noncompliance is less than 0%, as observed by supervisor's/manger's review.
  • 2. Performs quality and compassionate patient care in order to ensure patient cooperation, safety and satisfaction.
    • 2.1 Thoroughly explains the procedure and ensures patient physical and emotional comfort, as observed by the supervisor/manager, and noted by patient complaints.
  • 3. Performs various record?keeping, customer service functions and communicates feedback in order to ensure goals of the department are met and operation runs efficiently.
    • 3.1 Correctly completes charges for examinations, 100% of the time, to ensure proper billing, as observed by input from scheduling/reporting manager.
  • 4. Participates in various teaching and/or learning opportunities in order to further his/her own personal knowledge and to assist in expanding the knowledge of others.
    • 4.1 Is receptive to teaching technologists, student technologists and physicians in Ultrasound, as observed by the supervisor and input provided from these students.
  • 5. Employee follows established safety precautions and procedures in the performance of all duties in order to ensure a safe environment.
    • 5.1 Operates equipment and performs job related duties in a safe manner, following all procedures are viewed at initial orientation, with no more than one non serious variances in this evaluation period.
  • 6. Employee's general standards of performance and conduct conform to Hospital policy so that the best possible patient care may be provided to the patient.
    • 6.1 Interpersonal relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and fellow employees are fostered in a courteous and friendly manner with no more than one valid complaints in a 12?month period, as evidenced by patient satisfaction surveys, patient interviews, physician and employee input.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduation from high school required. Previous training in a health care related field required. Baccalaureate Degree preferred. Successful completion of an accredited ultrasound program. At least six (6) months to one (1)year of specialized training in targeted Level II Perinatal, invasive procedure scanning, (intrauterine procedures including CVS, amniocentesis, PUBs etc.) and fetal echo ultrasound imaging required. RDMS and CPR certification required.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience in Perinatal Diagnostic Ultrasound including in depth experience in targeted Level II Perinatal, invasive procedure scanning, (intrauterine procedures including CVS, amniocentesis, PUBs etc) and fetal echo ultrasound imaging required. Knowledge of and experience with computerized documentation systems required. Prior experience and participation in research and grant-funded activities required.

 

LICENSURE

 

Registered Sonographer, Nuchal Certified

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Excellent theoretical knowledge of anatomy, pathology and demonstrated proficiency in the use of ultrasound equipment. Must be proficient and accurate in obtaining sonographic images and in discriminating images selected for interpretation. Must possess outstanding communication and organizational skills. Required to interact with patients and families to provide information about the content of the sonogram, as it is being conducted. Must possess excellent technical skills in the guidance of invasive procedures including CVS, PUBs, Amniocentesis, etc). Must be able to work accurately, independently and efficiently in order to complete a minimum of eight (8) to ten (10) scans per day.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Travel as needed to other MFM locations per staffing needs.

 

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Job Info

Job: 21641

Department: Maternal Fetal Med Long Wharf
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: ULTRASOUND TECH
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 40

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