Providing innovative solutions to manage, deliver, and advance patient care, MEDNAX is a growing national group practice encompassing the broad physician services including neonatology, maternal-fetal medicine, pediatric cardiology, pediatric intensive care, pediatric and OBGYN hospitalist services and anesthesiology. We also provide careers that offer opportunities to learn, develop new skills, and take your career in exciting new directions.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer provides diagnostic ultrasound tests for patients. The diagnostic medical sonographer works with other members of the healthcare team to provide comprehensive care to pregnant women seeking care in the Perinatal setting.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepares patients for ultrasound examination.
Prepares patients for physicians.
Explains procedures to the patient prior to the commencement of the testing and provides patient education related to medical ultrasound.
Explains procedures to assure cooperation and optimum test results.
Ensures the appropriate consent and/or declinations are obtained.
Conducts ultrasonic diagnostic procedures and records anatomical, pathological and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician.
Assists physician during invasive procedures requiring ultrasound guidance.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Maintains patient charts and records, and records and processes sonographic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for presentation to the interpreting physician.
Follows universal precautions and OSHA standards.
Understand and participate in the OBX revenue cycle.
Code appropriate CPT and ICD9 for services performed.
Submit completed billing work sheets daily.
Notify Patient Service Associate of additional services performed which require authorization.
Maintains proper operation of the ultrasound equipment. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and takes appropriate corrective action.
Keeps work area clean.
Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of ultrasound supplies.
Maintain archives/records scans.
Performs related work as required.
Maintains effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
Acts in a non-directive, non-judgmental manner, recognizing an individual's religious, ethical, and moral opinions/beliefs.
Recognizes ethical, legal and professional issues inherent in providing care to pregnant women.
Comply with safety and security training.
Comply with OSHA regulations.
Complete Pediatrix Compliance Program.
Participates in staff development, in-service workshops and educational activities.
Participates in professional development activities and meetings
Maintains professional affiliations.
Performs other assigned duties as directed.
Possess a high school diploma or GED.
Completion of a course in ultrasonic technology and must possess a current/valid certification in diagnostic ultrasound.
Minimum six-month experience as an ultrasound technician working in obstetrical and/or perinatology setting preferred.
CPR Certification required.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to effectively communicate.
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
An individual must possess a current/valid certification in diagnostic ultrasound.
Satisfactory completion of one of the following; at least two (2) years in Allied Health Educational Program and one (1) year on-the-job training in ultrasonography, or completion of an approved ultrasonography educational program.
Maintain or be eligible for certification the American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
Must provide evidence of continuing education credits to fulfill accreditation requirements.