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Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC is looking for an outstanding TEMPORARY/HOURLY DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER SPECIALIST to join our Ultrasound team! Responsibilities will include:
Selecting appropriate equipment and transducer for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications.
Explaining the test to the patient. Instructing and assisting the patient in positioning for the examination.
Ability to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure - making appropriate physician contact for intervention.
Performing all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors.
Selecting a transducer and adjusting the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field, and other specifications of test.
Entering test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.
Exercising independent judgment to tailor examination to acquire anatomic and pathophysiological data relative to patient's clinical presentation.
Producing images of internal organs and ensuring data gets stored to PACS.
Obtaining permanent record of internal examination by photographing images of organs shown on the display module or removing the strip printout.
Understanding and practicing proper use of all equipment; never operating equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction.
Providing care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric, and general population.
Performing examinations with appropriate documentation set out by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and UWMC protocols for each modality of diagnostic ultrasound.
Independently performing portable exams at the patient's bedside.
Performing calculations of exam data to determine physiologic parameters such as blood flow velocity, spectral analysis, color Doppler flow analysis, as well as embryonic/ fetal development, gestational age, and fetal hemodynamics.
Providing needle guidance to Radiologists and non-Radiologists during tissue biopsy, aspirations, drain placements, and high-risk obstetrics procedures (fetal blood transfusions, cord sampling, fetal reductions, amniocenteses, and chorionic villus sampling).
Instructing imaging fellows, residents, and ultrasound interns in the theory, techniques, applications, and analysis of diagnostic ultrasound.
Documenting exam data and developing reports for physician review and finalization.
Evaluating new and prototype diagnostic ultrasound equipment; maintaining confidentiality of proprietary information.
Maintaining CME credits to obtain active status in the ARDMS.
Independently performing and evaluating both clinical and research diagnostic ultrasound examinations in both clinical and research populations. This includes abdominal, gynecological, obstetrical, small parts, intraoperative, neonatal, high-risk obstetrics, and transplants (liver, renal, and pancreas).
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.
Completion of diagnostic ultrasound program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) AND registered in abdominal and obstetrical ultrasound by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS); AND two years of experience performing the work of a diagnostic medical sonographer OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.