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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

This is a day-shift position at University Hospital and includes alternating weekends.

Independently performs general diagnostic ultrasound examinations in both inpatient and outpatient settings.   

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Responsibilities*

Basic Function and Responsibility

  • Responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, performing the ultrasound exam and communicating findings to the Radiologist.  
  • Responsible for efficient patient throughput, patient scheduling, equipment troubleshooting, and quality assessment.  
  • 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 optimal diagnostic 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 and policies.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
  • Provides correct data entry for exam billing (CPT/ICD-10 codes).
  • Enter correct data within the PACS system.
  • Maintains ultrasound equipment, clean work area, and adequate supplies.
  • Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations and a high-level, fast-paced medical environment.

Required Qualifications*

Education

  • Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is required.

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Active certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in ABD and/or OB-GYN.
  • Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for ABD and/or OB-GYN.
  • Current BCLS Certification

Desired Qualifications*

  • 1-year of work experience in an Inpatient hospital environment.
  • ARDMS certified in both Abd and OB-gyn

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.