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Ultrasonographer Technologist at University of Oklahoma

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma





Job Description:

OU Physicians Tulsa provides medical excellence to each of our patients in state-of-the-art practice locations throughout the city. We have a dedicated team of providers in over 20 specialties offering extraordinary care, unmatched expertise and a coordinated plan of care. From the Wayman Tisdale Specialty Health Center to OU Physicians South Memorial and all spots in between — we’re committed to the health of our community’s entire population. 

 

The Ultrasonographer functions as a healthcare provider who, working under the delegated authority of the supervising physician, serves as a medical imaging professional providing clinically relevant information to assist the physician with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The Ultrasonographer role and responsibilities include providing diagnostic medical sonography services and its various clinical specialties. The Ultrasonographer activities are performed consistent with their education and training, and in accordance with facility policies and procedures and applicable professional standards.

 

Representative Duties:


  • Ultrasound Examinations.  Performs diagnostic sonographic examinations utilizing ultrasonic equipment to locate, evaluate and record critical functional, pathological, and anatomical data. Prepares patients for examinations and explains procedures to patients. Monitor and interpret medical diagnostic scans.

  • Prepare exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct sonography examinations in accordance with infections disease, sterilization, and patient safety protocols, policies, and procedures.

  • Assume responsibility for the safety of the patient during the sonographic examination.

  • Review patient medical history and supporting clinical information.

  • Ensure that the sonography examination order is complete, contains relevant information, and meets the standard of “medical necessity.”

  • Evaluate any contraindications, insufficient patient preparation, and the patient’s inability or unwillingness to tolerate the examination and associated procedures.

  • Conduct patient clinical assessment and perform the diagnostic medical sonography examination ordered by the supervising physician in accordance with professional and facility protocols.

  • Apply independent, professional, ethical judgment, and critical thinking to safely perform diagnostic sonography procedures.

  • Apply independent judgment during the sonography examination to ensure that appropriate anatomical, pathological, and clinical conditions are accurately captured in the examination images.

  • Except as authorized by written facility policies and procedures, refer specific diagnostic, treatment or prognosis questions to the appropriate physician or healthcare professional.

  • Identify and document any limitations to the sonography examination.

  • Review examination images, synthesize examination results, and prepare the preliminary findings.

  • Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality in accordance with privacy laws (e.g., HIPAA) and facility policies, and procedures.

  • Provide patient services consistent with the Scope of Practice and Clinical Standards for the Diagnostic Sonographer.

  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, administrators, and members of the health care team.

  • Assist with the education and training of sonography students and physician residents.

Education:

Associate’s degree in Allied Health and completion of an approved one-year program in Ultrasound Technology.

 

Certifications/ Licenses:  

Certified American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), or eligible for certification with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (AARDMS) program.

 

Equivalent/ Substitution:  

24 months experience in lieu of an Associate’s degree.

 

Department Preferences:

Preferred experience with small parts, abdomen, OB/GYN, and vascular ultrasounds.

 

Travel:

May require limited travel for cross-coverage in Tulsa area.


Physical Requirements: 

Outpatient medical environment and exposure dependent upon assignment. The essential functions of this position will involve mobility (walking; being able to stand for long periods of time during patient exams/procedures, etc.). Dependent upon assignment, must be able to lift up to 50 lbs in the function of patient positioning and assistance.


Required Attachments:

A complete submission for this position will include a resume. 


A few reasons why employees love working at OU-Tulsa!

Paid time off that begins accruing immediately and bi-weekly pay-cycles.

Paid state government holidays for almost all positions.

Affordable, flexible medical & dental plan options for you & your family.

Want to continue your own education? You will have reduced tuition benefits!.

Free tuition at OU for your qualifying dependents!

Your choice of several affordable and secure retirement plans.

Flexible pre-tax spending accounts for health and child care expenses. Debit card for your health care spending account.

Locations with free employee parking and accessible Tulsa Transit stops.

There’s always something going on at OU-Tulsa! Lunch & Learns, free seminars, and ways to become involved with your community.

 

Should you be
selected for this position, you may be asked to provide verification of the
following as it applies to the position: academic experience, or degree(s); and
licensure, or certification.