at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Location Chicago, Illinois
Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Job REQID 94192
Job Function Imaging and Radiology
Shift Day Job (1st)
$10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
$6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
$1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
$250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
Paid time off and Holiday pay
Pay: Based on experience, starting at: $34.28 + per hour.
The Sonographer - Breast Center reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Sonographer - Breast Center performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures according to department standards and protocols. This role adheres to and fosters the "Patients First" philosophy and acts to advance the principle objectives to providing services with full respect for the dignity of the patient.
External candidates are eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus if hired into this position! This bonus is payable in one installment following the new employee's start date and has 12-month repayment terms associated.
This position is regularly scheduled to work in a full-time capacity, 40hours weekly.
Utilize equipment and accessories, employ techniques and procedures, perform services in accordance with an accepted standard of practice and demonstrates expertise in limiting the exposure to the patient.
The ultrasonographer assesses situations, exercises care, discretion and judgment, assumes responsibility for professional decisions, patient education and acts in the best interest of the patient.
The ultrasonographer acts as an agent through observation and communication to obtain pertinent information for the physician to aid in the diagnosis and treatment management of the patient.
Assess physician orders and correlate with consult request.
Select appropriate materials and equipment for designated examination.
Instruct patient on motion and breathing techniques.
Properly identify all films relative to name and anatomic positioning.
Performs proper darkroom technique and develops images.
Responsible for exposure and positioning quality assurance of film images.
May need to improvise the standard of procedures and deviate form "normal" to develop new and better techniques, using one's own discretion while receiving approval of the radiologist.
Responsible for setup and sterile tray preparation including procedure specific needs, medications, guide wires, catheters, and other ancillary equipment.
Provides evidence of continuing education.
Responsible for instruction and clinical supervision of students enrolled in an approved ultrasound program.
Demonstrate proficiency in gathering data, assessing, and responding to the patient's cognitive, psychomotor, physiological, psychological, and emotional needs/condition as is appropriate to the ages of patients served
Maintain a working knowledge to all patient care areas and their location
Adhere to operational protocols in various patient care areas.
Perform introduction and proper patient identification through appropriate means.
Evaluate patient's overall condition.
Responsible for assisting patients to and from examination suite.
Responsible for evaluation and reporting of potential hazards that may jeopardize the safety of patients and personnel.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited program in Ultrasound or College-based two year training program with clinical education in accredited health care setting.
Technical competency in/Small Parts scanning
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
ARDMS certification within 12 months of hire
CPR-AHA Basic Life Support
Three or more years of experience
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.