Performs ultrasound (US) examinations as well as coordinates and monitors sonographers in their daily performance of such imaging studies. Reviews and prioritizes ordered US studies working with radiologists, other imaging sections within Radiology, and other hospital departments to ensure effective utilization of personnel and equipment. Reviews image quality of sonographers and provides ongoing counseling on how to improve image quality. Develops and maintains weekly staff work schedules. Ensures that US equipment is constantly functional and properly maintained for immediate use. Administers annual performance evaluations and prepares/administers necessary paperwork to address progressive counseling situations.
Education: Completion of a noninvasive sonography approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). A Bachelors of Science (BS) degree in sonography exceeds requirements yet is desirable.
Experience: At minimum, 3 years of experience performing ultrasound examinations. Some supervisory experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Skill in exercising initiative, judgment and decision-making in solving problems and meeting organizational objectives. Knowledge of supervisory theory and methods sufficient to be able to perform a variety of supervisory functions. Knowledge of anatomy sufficient to be able to position patients and locate anatomical area to be imaged. Skill in using equipment and instruments common to ultrasound technology. Knowledge of how to perform US imaging studies that is sufficient enough to adequately train subordinate sonographers. Appropriate skill sets in maintaining accurate records concerning US examinations. Knowledge of inventory practices sufficient to be able to preempt stock shortages and to maintain adequate par levels.
Certified as a sonographer in subspecialty(s) appropriate to this position by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).Current certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider (CPR).
Location Denver Health - Main Hospital
Work Type Full time
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