Perinatal Sonographer I

Employer
Yale-New Haven Health
Location
New Haven
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 14, 2017
Closes
Oct 25, 2017
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
OverviewTo 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 Diagnostic Imaging equipment. 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/VeteranResponsibilities

* 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

Associates Degree and/or education required to obtain RDMS certification, or 10+ years experience specifically in perinatal imaging.

EXPERIENCE

Demonstrated technical skills to meet entry level standards of routine sonography One (1) years' practical experience in Ultrasound or related field. Requires ARDMS registration in OB/GYN by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)."

LICENSURE

RDMS (OB) Required. Nucal Translucency preferred.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Knowledge of anatomy, pathology and Ultrasound equipment, Competence in obtaining adequate sonographic images and discriminating images selected for interpretation. Skill in the interpretation of anatomical and pathological content of images.

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