Women's Health USA has partnered with Desert Perinatal Associates in a collaborative recruitment initiative. Desert Perinatal Associates is a high risk pregnancy doctors office and is looking for a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Ob/Gyn experience required and must have ARDMS certification in OB/GYB or be ARDMS eligible.
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.
Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.
Coordinates work schedule with Sonographer Manager 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.
Completes exam billing forms.
Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies.
Participates in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation.
Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies, referring physicians and their staff. Must have a high standard of medical ethics.
Gathers appropriate laboratory results and completes laboratory requests.
Discusses bleeding precautions, pre-term labor, hydration, gestational diabetes, genetic testing and kick count charts with patients.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements: The employee must be physically capable of carrying out all assigned duties including emotional and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the position. He/she needs the strength sufficient enough to lift patients, move heavy equipment on wheels (up to approximately 50 lbs of force), and to move patients in wheelchairs and stretchers, when necessary. He/she also needs to possess the ability to maintain prolonged arm positions necessary for scanning.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs all requested sonographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician.
Prepares preliminary reports and contacts referring physicians when required, according to established procedures.
Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.
Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems.
Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required.
Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area/department.
Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member.
Provides in-service education team on requirements of sonographic procedures as requested by other members of the health care team.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or has met criteria for obtaining the Registry license.
Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS) in OB/GYN and Fetal Echocardiography within one year of hire
Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements.
Internal Number: DP - U/S
About Women's Health USA
At Women's Health USA we believe independent ObGyn and specialty women’s groups are vital to shaping the innovative solutions that will improve the quality of health care, lower costs, and deliver more value to the patient. As a strategic growth partner and thought leader, our sole focus is to empower our physician colleagues with the capital and resources to provide the best care possible for women at all stages of life. At Women’s Health USA, our standards are high. We partner with the best providers in the country, and then work to make them stronger and more profitable, through a customizable partnership model that translates into outcomes that outperform national benchmarks on cost and quality.