Center for Diagnostic Imaging - Kirkland, WA

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Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), is a national organization with an unsurpassed reputation for quality, advanced imaging services, subspecialty radiologists, and thoughtful, patient-centered care. This position is part-time, 2 days per week.

The Diagnostic Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography. Maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times. Remains self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.

Creates a positive experience for every customer, every day by believing in and practicing the CDI Experience

Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations

Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images

Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings

Independently initiates additional ultrasound imaging procedures to facilitate optimum diagnostic results (e.g., endovaginal exam, Doppler, etc.)

Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician

Provides interpreting physician with an oral or written summary of technical findings

Identifies problems, secures relevant data to identify possible causes. Generates alternative courses of action and possible consequences. Reaches conclusions and solutions based on thorough analysis and reasoning

Coordinates work schedule with supervisor and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage

Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care

Assists with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory

Demonstrates responsibility and accuracy for electronic data entry and maintenance

Maintains a daily log of patients seen / completes exam billing forms

Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies

Participates in continuous quality improvements activities

Participates in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation

Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals and referring physicians

Keeps supervisor well informed of status of assignments. Responds to requests and leadership of supervisor. Helps supervisor gain support for unit goals and plans.

Performs other work-related duties as assigned

Ability to work in a team setting and under tight deadlines

Ability to prioritize, work independently, and manage simultaneous assignments

Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change

Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and frequent interruptions

Ability to work with a positive attitude

Ability to pay attention to the smallest details involved in taking service to the next level

Ability to recognize potential abnormalities and prioritize accordingly.

Ability to remain calm in difficult situations

Ability to be at work on time and as scheduled

Ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment

Ability to evaluate sonograms in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information

Ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, laboratory results, patient history and medical records, and adapt sonographic examination as necessary

Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed

Ability to evaluate, synthesize, and communicate diagnostic information to the radiologist or referring physician

Ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team, recognizing the special nature of sonographic examinations and patient’s needs

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team

Ability to work effectively with others toward common unit goals. Actively and positively contributes to morale and teamwork

Ability to follow established departmental procedures

Ability to maintain and safeguards strict patient confidentiality

Knowledge of safety techniques needed for staff and patients

Knowledge of and adherence to company policies and protocols

Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or Cardiovascular Technology Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is required
Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is desirable.
Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and abdomen and OB/GYN specialty certification
2+ years Sonographer experience preferred
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

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