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Ultrasonographer-Sr


Department Description: Schedule: Full Time - 40 Hours - Day Shift - 7:00am - 5:30pm

Ultrasound performs a variety of exams including Abdomen, Gyn, First trimester OB, Small Parts, Abdominal Vascular and some Peripheral Vascular. Procedures include liver biopsies, renal biopsies, paracenteses, thoracenteses, drainages and sonohysterograms.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Req ID: 36006BR


Job Summary: Organizes daily patient work schedule and corresponding sonographer workflow. Oversees adherence of timeliness of patient schedules. Keeps manager and supervisor informed of any issues that occur.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Assists in planning, scheduling assignments, and coordinates the daily work of staff sonographers, students and aides.
  2. Participates in the development of new tests by performing comparison studies and clinical trials.
  3. Assists in developing quality control procedures and instructs sonographeres on technical aspects of their routine use.
  4. Assists in clinical teaching of both staff and student sonographers. Provides assistance in the process of evaluating student and staff sonographers.
  5. Troubleshoots in the event of a technical or mechanical problem. Contacts appropriate service engineers/vendors for equipment failure.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Associate's degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  2. Registration Reg Diagnostic Med Sonographer required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
  3. 5-8 years related work experience required.
  4. In addition to the duties of the staff sonographer, the senior sonographer is proficient in varied Ultrasound exams including Doppler and Color Doppler Ultrasound.
  5. New hires will have 30 days to provide BLS certification through the American Heart Association.
  6. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Nuchal translucency certification
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

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