The diagnostic Sonographer utilizes high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical diagnosis. The professional level of this health care service requires highly skilled and competent individuals who function as integral members of the health care team. The diagnostic Sonographer must be able to produce and evaluate ultrasound images and related data that are used by physicians to render a medical diagnosis. The diagnostic Sonographer must acquire and maintain specialized technical skills and medical knowledge to render quality patient care.
a. Licenses: Must be registered or become registered within 12 months of hire date by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). Registries should include Obstetrics and Gynecology or Abdomen boards. Oregon State Board of Medical Imaging licensure in the practice of sonography required upon hire.
b. Certification: American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS preferred upon hire, and required within 90 days of hire.
c. Minimum of 1 year experience in a large hospital preferred (post graduation) but not required.
d. ARDMS registered candidates without formal training must have 2 years experience in a large hospital.
e. Excellent customer service skills.
f. Education and experience to reflect training in caring for neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
g. Basic Windows and Microsoft office computer application skills.
h. Demonstrates effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
i. Presents a professional image.
j. Ability to deal with multiple demands in a fast-paced hospital setting in a calm and pleasant manner.
k. Bilingual skills a plus.
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