Medical Sonographer

Job Number 65362
Posted 1/29/2020
Account Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Department Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic
Location |ME| EMMC Campus - EMMC, ME 04401
Schedule Pool/Per Diem
Shift Day
Hours 800 - 730
Job Details

The duties of the Medical Sonographer will include obstetrical imaging under the direction of the Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist. The MFM Sonographers follow the AIUM guidelines and protocols for scanning. The MFM sonographers need to be able to scan independently with minimal supervision. Sonographers must be able to recognize all stages of fetal development, maternal anatomy; both normal and abnormal anatomy. Sonographer will be trained on various computer programs for reporting and ordering.

Education/Experience Requirements:

· 2 year allied health education program that is patient care related or Bachelor's degree

· Current ARDMS registered in OB/GYN and Abdomen or must obtain within 9 months of hire (Unregistered Techs will be hired as Ultrasound Techs until ARDMS registered

· Excellent communication skills

Physical Requirements: Must possess the degree of total body strength and flexibility necessary to move equipment and assist patients with personal hygiene and mobility. Must assist those patients with physical or mental impairments, and those requiring total care. Must be able to bend to reach objects on the floor, stretch to reach shelves overhead to a height of 6 feet above ground level using a 1 foot stepstool if necessary, and reach across work equipment such as countertops and stretchers to a distance of 25 inches. Must be able to lift a minimum of 15 lbs. to a height of 5 feet above ground level. Must be able to push a non-motorized ultrasound machine weighing approximately 500 lbs. throughout the hospital as necessary. Must be able to stand and walk 50% of their shift. Must possess manual dexterity to grip and manipulate large, small, thick, or thin objects, use a computer keyboard/calculator, turn/push various sizes of equipment control knobs/buttons, and use writing implements such as pens, markers, etc. Repetitive flexion/extension of the scanning wrist and arm is required. Must be able to move within both confining and changing environments. Must possess visual acuity and color vision necessary to observe patient conditions, discern information from B/W and color monitors, computers, calculators, electronic controls, emergency equipment, patient charts/forms, printed documents, patient identification bands, and equipment manuals. NOTE: Instruction in proper body mechanics will be given and must be utilized to prevent injuries.

Working Environment: Will work with non-ionizing radiation, indoors for 100% of their shift. Must work with video display terminals for up to 85% of a shift. Will work with hazardous materials and equipment. May be exposed to patients with communicable diseases, purulent discharges, secretions, and excretions.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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