Lakeland Regional Health is looking for an Ultrasonographer to join our team! Apply today or email your resume to Christine.Charlier@myLRH.org
Functions as a delegated agent of the physician and practices under the supervision of a licensed independent practitioner. Use independent, professional, ethical judgment, and critical thinking to safely perform diagnostic sonographic procedures. A fundamental approach to the safe use of diagnostic medical ultrasound is to apply elements of the As Low As Reasonably Achievable Principle Including lowest output power and the shortest scan time consistent with acquiring the required diagnostic information. Uses proper patient positioning, tools, devices, equipment adjustment, and ergonomically correct scanning techniques to promote patient comfort and prevent compromised data acquisition or musculoskeletal injury to the diagnostic medical sonographer.
- Prepares exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct sonography examinations and sonographic ally guided invasive procedures in accordance with infectious disease, sterilization, and patient safety protocols, policies, and procedures.
- Review patient medical history and supporting clinical information. Ensures that the sonography examination order is complete, contains relevant information, and meets the standard of 'medical necessity.' Evaluate any contraindications, insufficient patient preparation, and the patient's inability or unwillingness to tolerate the examination and associated procedures.
- Use proper patient positioning tools, devices, equipment adjustment, and ergonomically correct scanning techniques to ensure patient comfort and safety, and to prevent compromised data acquisition or musculoskeletal injury to the sonographer.
- Conduct patient clinical assessment and perform the diagnostic medical sonography examination ordered by the supervising physician in accordance with professional and facility protocols.
- Apply independent, professional, ethical judgment, and critical thinking to safely perform diagnostic sonography procedures. Apply independent judgment during the sonography examination to ensure that appropriate anatomical, pathological, and clinical conditions are accurately captured in the examination images. As necessary, acquire additional ultrasound imaging to facilitate optimum diagnostic results for the interpreting physician. Identify and document any limitations to the sonography examination. Review examination images, synthesize examination results, and prepare preliminary findings.
- Perform quality control procedures to ensure that the ultrasound equipment operates at optimal levels. Exercise responsibility to ensure that the ultrasound equipment is functioning accurately. Provide education and training to sonographers in the utilization of new equipment features/benefits and scanning techniques.
- Document any incidental findings that might impact patient safety or patient care and provide that information to the interpreting physician. Exercise responsibility for the maintenance and accuracy of facility reports, database records and logs.
- Verifies that all images are sent to PACS, completed and charged appropriately in the RIS system and all necessary documentation completed in the EHR.
- Assist with the mentoring and professional development of sonography students
- Performs other duties as assigned
* Associate Degree - Allied Health program in Ultrasound
* Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in one of the following specialties; or Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Sonography ARRT (S).
* AB - Abdomen
* OB/GYN - Obstetrics & Gynecology
* PS - Pediatric Sonography
* VT - Vascular Technology
* AE - Adult Echocardiography
* FE - Fetal Echocardiography
* PE - Pediatric Echocardiography
Benefits at Lakeland Regional Health:
* Medical Insurance (Preventative Care Covered at 100%)
* Prescription Plan
* Dental Insurance
* Vision Insurance
* Life Insurance
* Retirement Plans
* Pay Differentials
* Free YMCA membership
* Anniversary Appreciation Awards
* And so much more!
About Lakeland Regional Health:
Lakeland Regional Health is a large, globally recognized, award winning, integrated healthcare system located in Central Florida. LRH is a not-for-profit facility which provides healthcare to everyone, regardless of status. Our 864-bed main Lakeland campus is one of the largest hospitals in the state of Florida and also operates the busiest single-site Emergency Department in the nation.
As LRH continue to grow, the Women & Children Pavilion recently opened. The Pavilion is an eight story, 170 bed state of the art facility located at our main Lakeland Campus. The Women's and Children's facility offers medical attention that has not been previously offered in Polk County. Lakeland Regional Health is improving lives every day through safe and exceptional care, prevention and wellness, education and discovery.
What is it like to work for Lakeland Regional Health? Our Award Winning Workplace has achieved best workplace awards from Forbes, Becker's, and Gallup (among only 40 organizations world-wide); achieved "Most Wired Advance" Hospital (among only 16 hospitals in the nation); and earned a Leap Frog "A" Safety Rating. LRH has developed career ladders and internal training for you to elevate your career.
Please visit us at myLRH.org to learn more about the organization.
Internal Number: 7236
About Lakeland Regional Health
Lakeland Regional Health is committed to providing patient-focused, health care services while continuing to improve the quality of care to our patients, families, guests and physicians.