Sonographer - Duke Hospital - Durham - Monday-Thursday 2nd Shift 12:30pm - 11:00pm
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: September 25, 2022
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the
best in the United States and is known around the world for its
outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University
Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive
diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional
emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65
operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital
outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an
extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area.
For , U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital
nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart
surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat,
gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology &
neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung
surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first
in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive,
geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that
include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty
clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
General Description of the Job Class
Operation of sonographic equipment, perform and communicate results
of diagnostic examinations using sonography.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
- Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic ultrasound
- Exams include, but may not be limited to, abdominal, vascular,
small parts, ob-gyn, vascular, infant head/hip/spine, and
- Follow established departmental policy.
- 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
- Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and
medical history, and communicates findings to the Radiologist.
- Assume responsibility for the safety, mental and physical
comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care.
- Communicate effectively with the patient and the health care
team, recognizing the special nature of sonographic examinations
and patient's needs.
- Assists with the daily operations of the ultrasound
- Completes exam tracking/billing accurately on a daily
- Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains
- Establishes and maintains productive ethical working
relationships with coworkers, referring providers and commercial
- Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
- Assist in training of ultrasound students during clinical
- Performs other work-related duties as assigned
- Proficient in the performance of ultrasound procedures and does
not require assistance from fellow sonographers.
- Provide direction and instruction to existing personnel and
training to new sonographers.
- Assist in teaching of ultrasound technology to new physicians,
residents, and fellows.
- Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care
- Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or
- Participates in the maintenance of laboratory
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work herein DUHS
offers career growth and enrichment within imaging services. There
is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities
at each hospital within the health system.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program that is
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
Education Programs (CAAHEP) is required (may substitute with ARDMS
certification on or before December 31, 2000)
Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME)
requirements for specialty (ies) as appropriate.
Must obtain ARDMS certifications in the following (Abdomen, OB/GYN,
Vascular) as required by each entity within 18 months of
Minimum of two years' experience as a Sonographer.
A minimum of four years' experience within specialty modality in
which they are seeking promotion
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to providing employment opportunity without regard to an
individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression,
gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration,
innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success
depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best
when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and
experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential
that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the
contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices
are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to
uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University
and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob
functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities.
Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable
accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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