The diagnostic sonographer utilizes high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical diagnosis.
- High school with additional skills training (certification).
- Certification required; Type: ARRT (or eligible) with 3 years’ experience or RDMS eligible (ultrasound certification, 1 year)-RDMS preferred
Minimum of three months (RDMS).
- Performs the scanning examination requested by the referring physician, modifying the examination, depending on the findings demonstrated, and review the examination with the supervising radiologist.
- Assists the radiologist or the clinician in special procedures such as percutaneous fluid aspiration or biopsy procedures.
- Performs routine equipment checks for resolution and other quality control procedures, as necessary.
- Must be able to react quickly to emergency situations such as patient fainting, patient being unsteady while getting on to scanning table, if unsafe situation occurs (such as a fire), getting patient to safety and sounding alarm. Ability to work alone (on call) and get job done in an efficient manner.
- Must be able to lift, push, reach, bend, stop and walk in order to care for patients.
- Must be able to perform a stand-pivot transfer with a 105-pound patient.
- Develops and processes permanent film records of the examination or verifies images are sent to PACs.
- Maintains an inventory of coupling agent, film, drugs and other supplies and requisitions supplies and materials, as needed.
- Obtains sterile instruments, as needed, may clean and re-sterilize them or return them to central supply for sterilization and storage.
- Teaches ultrasound technique to student technologists.
- Demonstrates willingness to accept non-routine work assignments, as appropriate. Able to be in the department within 30 minutes after being called for a procedure.
- Must be able to work a variety of shifts on a scheduled basis.
- Must be able to sit for prolonged period of time in performing the ordered examination (usually 30-45 minutes for each patient).
- Performs high level disinfection process according to policy/procedures.
Positions are available at both the Sayre PA and Corning NY hospitals
The ability to work closely with patients in a congenial manner is essential, and the ability to make keen visual observations and immediately respond by modifying the scanning technique cannot be over emphasized. A great deal of independent thinking is required. In particular, immediate visual recognition and accurate interpretation of images produced will modify the examination or change the patient's position. The ability to respond immediately to the images produced is essential to perform quality ultrasound scans.
The Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA with its origins in the 1850’s has approximately 4,500 employees is a physician-led, non-profit, integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York serving patients from an 11-county rural service area.
The Guthrie clinic is one of the nation’s oldest medical group practices with 29 clinical sites; 4 hospitals including a 254 bed tertiary referral hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania; community hospitals in Corning, New York and Troy, Pennsylvania; a multi-specialty group practice (Guthrie Medical Group) with more than 459 employed physicians/advanced practice professionals; home care/hospice agencies and a research institute.
The Guthrie Clinic manages more than 1.2 million out-patient encounters and 20,000 in-patient admissions a year with annual net operating revenues of over $600 million dollars. The Guthrie Clinic is a financially stable non-profit organization… a “community asset” where all profits are re-invested in our people, equipment and facilities as we develop new programs.
Please apply at: www.guthrie.org/careers
Guthrie is an Equal Opportunity Employer