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  • UltraSound Tech - Diag Medical Sonographer

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


    The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer works under the supervision of the Administrative Supervisor and/or Director, and performs diagnostic sonographic examinations utilizing ultrasonic equipment to locate, evaluate and record critical functional, pathological, and anatomical data. Schedules and coordinates tests, records test results, and prepares and maintains operational logs. Calibrates and maintains equipment and orders supplies when needed.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Patient assessment is managed by using the appropriate policy, protocols and standards of practice. Evaluates the appropriate orders, documents, and patient responses before, during and after the imaging procedure. Interprets and initiates appropriate actions to changes in patient condition and monitoring data.
    Recognizes limitations and seeks additional assistance if necessary. Works with a high degree of organization, moving independently and efficiently from procedure to procedure and coordinates with other areas to ensure smooth patient flow.

    Exhibits clinical expertise by demonstrating or developing proficiency in performing and/or assisting in procedures according to policy and procedures on all equipment in Ultrasound. Performs all ultrasound procedures in acceptable time frames providing Radiologist with high quality diagnostic images. Assists in all areas of the department as needed.

    Provides patient education by assessing and utilizing methods based on the patient and significant other's knowledge base, communication skills, developmental age, ability and readiness to learn.

    Documentation is provided by ensuring that the order for procedure, consent and appropriate screening documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner, while working with a high degree of organization to record and resolve problems, and follow through on any outstanding issues. Ensures that all images and measurements are accurately reflected in the patient's record. Ensures that the information is legible, concise, accurate, objective and timely, while meeting hospital standards.

    Leadership is provided by participating in the PI process and identifying opportunities to improve patient care delivery, including collecting data, monitoring and implementing changes. Enhances the learning opportunities to other staff and effectively contributes to the orientation of team members and students.

    Provides assistance by verifying patient data and exam ordered to ascertain accuracy, resolve any QA issues, move or delete images when warranted/requested, scan needed documents into patient folder, review images, and verify all are ready for the Radiologist to view as needed. Provides assistance by working with physicians on PACS.


    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


    Education: Secondary and some post-secondary.
    Licensure: ARRT In Radiology and/or ARDMS Registered or Registry Eligible (Not a requirement to be ARDMS/ARRT certifiied)
    Certifications: BLS Basic Life Support Within 3 Months Of Hire.
    Other: Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills are required, and must be familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Operate various types of office equipment, including a computer, fax machine, telephone, printer and copy machine.
    Preferred Education: Post-secondary (undergraduate).


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.



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