This position is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography.
The UltraSonographer is responsible for daily operations of the sonographic laboratory, 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 Job Functions
Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
Prepare patient for exam by explaining procedure, transferring them to ultrasound table, scrubbing skin and applying gel, positioning them properly, and ensuring their comfort during the procedure.
Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
Analyses sonograms, synthesizes sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician.
Determine whether scope of exam should be extended, based on findings. Process and code film from procedures and complete appropriate documentation.
Obtain and record accurate patient history, including prior test results and information from physical examinations.
Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Director and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage.
Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care.
Assists with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory.
Maintains a daily log of patients seen / completes exam billing forms.
Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintains adequate supplies.
Participates in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation.
Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies.
Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Non-essential Job Functions
Orient new ultrasonographers; provide education and training to new sonographers.
Possession of the Bachelor of Radiography degree/Ultrasonography, or equivalent qualification.
Registration with the Nigerian Council of Radiographers (NCR), Radiographers Registration Board Of Nigeria (R.R.B.N) or Association Of Radiographers Of Nigeria (M.A.R.N)
Possession of the current license to practice in Nigeria.
Minimum of 3 years Ultrasonography working experience in a Medical Laboratory, Clinic or hospital.
Relevant Certifications will be an added advantage.
Strong Computer skills.
Able to interact effectively with patients who range from healthy to critically ill; compassionate.
Realistic – able to deal with practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
Investigative – able to work with ideas that require an extensive amount of thinking.
Problem solving skills.
Good Documentation and analyzing skills
Strong communication and organizational skills
Good knowledge of Health Regulations, Creating and maintain a Safe & Effective Environment,
Attention to details (Thoroughness)
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