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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Full Time Temporary Positions will receive an additional $4.00 hour incentive on top of their base salary

Full time temporary staff may be eligible for medical benefits under the Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) provision of the Affordable Care Act

Responsibilities*

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

  • The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for the performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography.

  • The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for daily operations of the sonographic department, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA).  The sonographer maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations independently.

  • Uses sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.

  • Use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed.

  • Ability to evaluate and communicate diagnostic information to the attending physician.

  • Communicate effectively with the patient and health care team, recognizing the special needs of each patient.

  • Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospital/clinical staff or outside referring clinics.

  • Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care.

  • Maintains knowledge of and observes Universal precautions and all other precautions determined by Michigan Medicine

  • Understands and applies Guest Relations skills and displays excellent customer service skill (following the Department of Radiology’s Service Excellent Program).  Must maintain patient confidentiality at all times.  As well as excellent team work skills.

  • Effectively operate sonographic equipment.

  • Assists with the daily operations of the department.

  • Adapt to changing environments (flexible schedules, emergency conditions, protocol development, technology advancements).

  • Ability to follow established departmental procedures.

  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

  • Provides correct data entry for:  exam billing (CPT/ICD-10 codes).

  • Maintain proper data for:  patient/exam/technologist information within the PACS system.

  • Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies.

  • Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations and a high-level, fast paced medical environment. 

?SUPERVISION RECEIVED

  • General supervision is received from a Physician or other designated official.

 

Required Qualifications*

Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health

Education Programs (CAAHEP) is required. 

Desired Qualifications*

1 year Inpatient hospital environment.

Licensure & Certification

           Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in ABD/OB-GYN.

  • Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for ABD/OB-GYN.

  • Maintains current BCLS Certification

Work Schedule

Days/Nights/Weekends/Holidays

Additional Information

RISK OF EXPOSURE TO BLOOD BORNE PATHOGENS

  • Category I – Tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.