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Ultrasound Tech

Company: Duke Health
Location: Hurdle Mills
Posted on: September 13, 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 SummaryOperation of sonographic equipment, perform and c ommunicate results ofdiagnostic examinationsusing sonography.Work PerformedPerforms clinical assessment and diagnostic ult rasound examinations.Exams include,but may not be limited to, abdominal , vascular, smallparts, ob-gyn, vascular, infant head/hip/spine, and int erventionalprocedures.Follow established departmental policy.Uses cognit ive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adaptprocedures as appro priate to anatomical, pathological, diagnosticinformation and images.Use s independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accuratelydifferen tiate between normal and pathologic findings.Analyzes sonograms, synthes izes sonographic information and medicalhistory, and communicates findin gs to the Radiologist.Assume responsibility for the safety, mental and p hysical comfort ofpatients while they are in the sonographer's care.Comm unicate effectively with the patient and thehealth care team,recognizin g the special nature of sonographic examinations and patient'sneeds.Assi sts with the daily operations of the ultrasound department.Completes exa m tracking/billing accurately on a daily basis.Maintains ultrasound equi pment and work area, and maintainsadequatesupplies.Establishes and main tains productive ethical working relationships withcoworkers, referring providers and commercial agencies.Performs other work-related duties as assigned.Assist in training of ultrasound students during clinical rotations.Performs other work-related duties as assignedProficient in the per formance of ultrasound procedures and does notrequire assistance from fe llow sonographers.Provide direction and instruction to existing personne l and training tonew sonographers.Assist in teaching of ultrasound techn ology to new physicians,residents, and fellows.Coordinateswith other st aff to assure appropriate patient care isprovided.Reports equipment fail ures to the appropriate supervisor or staffmember.Participates in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation.Perform other related duties incid ental to the work herein**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment withi n Imaging services.There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunitiesat each hospital within the health system. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Level Characteristi cs N/A Minimum Qualifications EducationGraduate 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 desirable. Experience 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. Level III 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.

Keywords: Duke Health, Burlington , Ultrasound Tech, Other , Hurdle Mills, North Carolina

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