Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II - Imaging - East Orlando - Per Diem
Florida Hospital - Orlando, FL

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II - Imaging - East Orlando - Per Diem

Florida Hospital East Orlando seeks to hire a Per Diem Diagnostic Medical Sonographer who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile

Florida Hospital East Orlando, a 225-bed community hospital, has been serving East Orlando residents since 1941 as an innovative local leader that fills a vital need in a fast-growing area. A recent 200,000 square-foot expansion project upgraded the hospital to 225 beds, with a spacious patient tower and 80 new private rooms designed to enhance the holistic care experience.

Department Profile

Florida Hospital East Orlando provides the Imaging expertise, equipment and nurturing environment, in a beautiful facility, for patients of all types. Our expert team includes a board certified radiologist, a certified radiology nurse and registered CT, MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray technologists. East Orlando’s state of the art Imaging equipment provides highly detailed pictures to evaluate a variety of conditions, including the following: 2 1.5T MRI machines, 2 CT scanners (16-slice and near future: 128-slice), X-ray capabilities and 4D Ultrasounds. Conveniently located across from the hospital, in the same parking lot, is the Women’s Center specializing in outpatient Ultrasounds and Mammograms (Screening and Diagnostic). The FHEO Imaging department provides exquisite whole body, mind and spirit treatment for our patients.

Work Hours/Shifts

Available any shift, including weekends

Job Summary

As a Per Diem Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with Florida Hospital East Orlando, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a faith-based atmosphere. Under general supervision performs General Sonographic procedures in accordance with department protocols. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience Required

Abdomen, Abdominal Doppler, OB/Gyn, Small Parts, and Interventional Sonographic Procedures

Ability to learn and master new tasks related to the computer and AGFA Pacs system.

Ability to communicate effectively and work with people of various diverse backgrounds.

Adult and infant/child CPR

Knowledge of PACS and associated equipment (preferred)

Good organizational skills (preferred)

Breast Sonography (preferred)

Pediatric and Neuro Sonography (preferred)

Arm and Leg Venous Doppler (Winter Park and Apopka Hospitals only) (preferred)

Graduate of Ultrasound Program (1DMS)

Associate or Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)

Licensure, Certification or Registration Required

ARDMS licensed in either Abdomen or OB/Gyn upon hire or within 1 year of graduation date from an Ultrasound program; 1DMS, W1DS, N1DS, and P1DS.

It is preferred that the employee become ARDMS licensed in both Abdomen and OB/Gyn within 1 year of date of hire.

2DMS, W2DS, N2DS and P2DS must possess a minimum of two ARDMS registries (ABD and OB/Gyn)

3DMS, W3DS, N3DS and P3DS must possess a minimum of three ARDMS registries (ABD and OB/Gyn plus one additional registry)

Job Responsibilities

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program booklet.

Consistently obtains the highest quality scans possible in relation to patient body habitus and/or NPO prep status as observed by Radiologists, Ultrasound Educator, and Ultrasound Manager. Always follows proper exam protocols as outlined in department Policy and Procedure manual. Utilizes two patient identifiers to confirm patient/exam accuracy before administering exam.

[Exam Supervision and Administration]

Reviews all images on Ultrasound machine or Web and thoroughly fills out Ultrasound worksheet in a timely manner. Rescans patient as requested by Radiologist. Is open to critique of exams by Radiologist and/or department Manager/ Educator.

[Diagnostic Image Quality and Documentation]

Completes exams in a timely manner. Properly and consistently evaluates patient prep status and schedules exam accordingly. Demonstrates ability to coordinate acceptable patient throughput in either an IP and/or OP setting keeping the department on schedule and maintaining desired productivity. Follows direction from Manager and Lead Sonographer. All FT and PT dayshift/weekday employees must participate in the System back up call rotation.

[Personal Productivity and Accountability]

Utilizes computer system to update exam status, cancel/update orders as needed. Ensures charges match procedure completed. Confirms proper exam/patient assignment at QC before releasing images to PACS for interpretation. Corrects erroneous accession numbers in PACS when needed. Notifies EAC and transmits required worksheet and requisition for all after hours cases. Effective knowledge of all Information Systems used in the Ultrasound department.

[Data Processing]

Operates and maintains Ultrasound equipment in a safe manner. Adheres to all infection control standards. Follows all protocols relating to proper cleaning of gel bottles. Follows guidelines for proper use of GUS unit. Washes hands before and after every patient encounter.

[Safety and the Environment of Care]

Performs a full range of diagnostic ultrasound procedures and operates all ultrasound equipment in assigned department. Is willing and able to rotate between multiple campuses/US departments as needed. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills for age-specific factors necessary to perform safe and effective procedures on patients of all ages (neonate/infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatrics). The knowledge and skills are acquired through formal training in an Ultrasound school, in-service, continuing education and/or experience. Demonstrates a willingness to learn/adapt to new technologies and protocols and help develop the knowledge and competency of coworkers and students.

[Clinical Competence]

Assists with data collection for KPI's while understanding the department performance trends and established standards. Contributes toward process improvement by serving on PI teams as assigned. Participates in department Gallup and patient satisfaction initiatives. Utilizes patient service recovery resources when appropriate.

[Performance Improvement]

Attends department meetings consistently and promotes positive dialogue with respect to department objectives. Listens and is responsible to understand all agenda items. Attends all other meetings as required.

[Department Meeting Attendance]

Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

P(1,2,3)DS must also agree to the conditions of the Radiology Per Diem Contract.

W(1,2,3)DS must also agree to the conditions of the Radiology Weekend Baylor Contract.

If you want to be part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Per Diem Diagnostic Medical Sonographer job opportunity with Florida Hospital East Orlando and apply online today.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer






Florida Hospital

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Per Diem




Job Level


Staff / Associate

Education Level


Technical Certification




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Jan 28, 2013, 4:28:28 PM

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