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Neurovascular Sonographer - Duke University Hospital - Neurodiagnostic Lab

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Duke University Hospital 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 2021-2022, 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. Occ Summary Work PerformedN/AKnowled ge,Skills and AbilitiesLevel Characteristicsprocedures.needs.policy.basi s.Operation of sonographic equipment, perform and communicate results of diagnostic examinationsusing sonography.Work Perusing sonography.Perform sclinical assessment and diagnostic ultrasound examinations.Exams includ e, but may not be limited to, abdominal, vascular, smallparts, ob-gyn, v ascular, infanthehead/hip/head/hip/spine, and interventional Follow esta blished departmentalUses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, recor d, and adaptprocedures as appropriate to aanatomicanatomical, pathologic al, diagnostic information and images.Uses independent judgment during t he sonographic exam to accuratelydifferentiate between nnormalnormal and pathologic findings.Analyzes sonograms, synthesizes sonographic informat ion and medicalhistory, and communcommunicates findings to the Radiologi st.Assume responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort ofp atients while they are in the ssonogsonographer's care.Communicate effec tively with the patient and the health care team,recognizing the special nature oof sof sonographic examinations and patient's Assists with theda ilyoperations of the ultrasound depadepartment.Completes exam tracking/b illing accurately on a dailyMaintains ultrasound equipment and work area , and maintains adequatesupplies.Establishes and maintains productiveeth ical working relationships withcoworkers, referring pproviders and comme rcial agencies.Performs other work-related duties as assigned.Assistin t raining of ultrasound students during clinical rotations.Performs other work-relatedduties aas assignedProficas assignedProficient in the perfor mance of ultrasound procedures and does notrequire assistance from fello wssonographers.Prosonographers.Provide direction and instruction toexist ing personnel and training toAssist in teaching of ultrasound technology to new physicians,new sonographers.residents, and fellows.Coordinates wi th other staff to assure appropriate patient care isprovided.Reports equ ipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staffmember.Participate s in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation.Perform other related d uties incidental to the work herein**DUHS offers career growth andenrich ment within Imaging services.program wThere is a clinical ladderpprogram with various steps and opportunities at each hospital withinthehealth s ystem.
Minimum Qualifications
Education 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 December31, 2000) Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is desirable.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements in for specialty (ies) as appropriate. Level I Must obtain ARDMS certifications in the following (Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular) as required by each entity within 18 months of employment. Level II Minimum of two years' experience as a Sonographer. LevelIII A minimum of four years' experience within specialty modality which they are seeking promotion BLS certification - 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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