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Lead Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Location: Fort Myers, FL
Department: RADIOLOGY - ULTRASOUND
Categories: Allied Health
Type: Full-Time
Shift: 7:30 AM-4:00 PM
Schedule: Days

Description:

Participates with directors in interviewing and hiring ultrasound staff. Coordinates orientation, development and competency assessment, of all ultrasound staff. Monitors quality of images with input/feedback from radiologists to assure that the quality of diagnostic studies is consistent among all departments, shifts and staff.in order to provide optimum exams. Coaches staff to correct sub-optimal images. Acts as a resource to all staff. Accepts assigned duties such as developing work and on-call staffing schedules for campus. Accepts 'in-charge' responsibilities as appropriate. Coordinates process of achieving required certifications for ultrasound departments. Performs all diagnostic ultrasound procedures, fixed and mobile, in accordance with established policies and procedures. Must be registered in two of the following modalities abdomen, OB-GYN, and/or neurosonology. Assists the radiologist with designated diagnostic exams. Interacts with medical staff and other outside entities regarding ultrasound matters. Must be proficient in abdomen, obstetric, gynecology, small parts, and color doppler scans. Assists the radiologist in guided needle biopsies, paracentisis, thoracentesis, needle biopsies, needle localization, and operating room cryoblations. General computer skills as needed. May transport non-narcotic medications as directed. Works positively with all customers to promote patient, employee, and physician satisfaction. Leads performance improvement initiatives. Required to participate in 'on call' rotation as determined per specific department needs. May transport non-narcotic medications as directed.

Requirements:

Education: Graduated from accredited ultrasound program or Allied Health Degree Experience: 5 years experience as a medical sonographer in an acute care hospital setting; at least 1 year lead experience preferred Training: Completion of accredited ultrasound program or Allied Health Degree License: ARDMS registered Job Title Lead Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Job Code 7032 Job Specifications (Physical & Mental Requirements) External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis. If the requirement is not marked, then it is considered not applicable.

General Requirements (has the ability to.) Sit - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Stand - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Walk - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Drive - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Bend - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Climb - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Kneel - Crouch - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Twist - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Maintain Balance - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Reach - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Sensory Requirements (has ability for.) Far Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Near Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Color Vision - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Depth Perception - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Seeing Fine Details - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Norm Speech - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hearing Overhead Pages - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Telephone use - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Mental & Emotional Requirements (ability to.) Cope with high level of stress - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Make decisions under high pressure - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Manage altercations - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Concentrate - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Handle a high degree of flexibility - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Handle multiple priorities in stressful situation - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Work alone - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Demonstrate high degree of patience - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Adapt to shift work - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Work in areas that are close and crowded - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Hand Manipulation (ability with.) Simple Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Firm Grasping - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Fine Manipulation - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Use of Keyboards - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Required Lifting (ability to lift.) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 25 to 34 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 35 to 50 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 51 to 75 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) 76 to 100 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Over 100 lbs - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Pushing/Pulling (ability to push and pull.) Up to 10 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 11 to 24 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 25 to 34 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 35 to 50 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 51 to 75 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) 76 to 100 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Over 100 lbs - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Environmental (may be exposed to.) Infectious Diseases - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Chemical Agents - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Dust, Fumes, Gases Continually ( i.e. Daily) Extremes in Temperature or Humidity - Frequently ( i.e. Weekly) Hazardous or Moving Equipment - Continually ( i.e. Daily) Loud Noises - Occasionally (i.e. Monthly) Others (note below) Ability to work in a group Continually(i.e.Daily) Reguires mental alertness Continually(i.e.Daily) Critical thinking Continually(i.e.Daily) Stamina in fast paced environment Continually(i.e.Daily)