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.
- Assists in planning, scheduling assignments, and coordinates the daily work of staff sonographers, students and aides.
- Participates in the development of new tests by performing comparison studies and clinical trials.
- Assists in developing quality control procedures and instructs sonographeres on technical aspects of their routine use.
- Assists in clinical teaching of both staff and student sonographers. Provides assistance in the process of evaluating student and staff sonographers.
- Troubleshoots in the event of a technical or mechanical problem. Contacts appropriate service engineers/vendors for equipment failure.
- Associate's degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Registration Reg Diagnostic Med Sonographer required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
- 5-8 years related work experience required.
- In addition to the duties of the staff sonographer, the senior sonographer is proficient in varied Ultrasound exams including Doppler and Color Doppler Ultrasound.
- New hires will have 30 days to provide BLS certification through the American Heart Association.
- Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
- Nuchal translucency certification
- Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.
- 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.
- 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.
- Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
- Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
- Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
- 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.
- 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.
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.