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Weill Cornell Medical College Diagnostic Sonographer in New York, New York

Position Summary

Functions as a healthcare provider who, working under the delegated authority of the supervising physician, serves as a medical imaging professional, providing clinically relevant information to assist the physician with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The role and responsibilities include providing diagnostic medical sonography services and its various clinical specialties. Activities are performed consistent with incumbent's education and training, and in accordance with the practice's policies and procedures and applicable professional standards.

Job Responsibilities
  • Prepares exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct sonography examinations in accordance with infections disease, sterilization and patient safety protocols, policies and procedures.

  • Reviews patient medical history, conducts patient clinical assessment and performs diagnostic medical sonography examination as ordered by supervising physician in accordance with professional and practice protocols.

  • Applies independent, ethical judgment and critical thinking to safely perform diagnostic sonography procedures. Ensures that appropriate anatomical, pathological and clinical conditions are accurately captured in the examination images.

  • Uses proper patient positioning tools, devices, equipment adjustment and ergonomically correct scanning techniques to ensure patient comfort and safety and to prevent compromised data acquisition and musculoskeletal injury to the sonographer.

  • Ensures that the sonography examination order is complete, contains relevant information and meets the standard of “medical necessity.” Identifies and documents any limitations to the sonography examination.

  • Reviews images, synthesizes results and prepares preliminary findings for interpreting physician. Except as authorized, refers specific diagnostic, treatment or prognosis questions to the appropriate physician or healthcare professional.

  • Ensures that sonography examination results meet practice standards for Quality Assurance before findings are released for interpretation.

  • Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality in accordance with privacy laws (e.g., HIPAA) and practice policies and procedures.

  • Assists with daily operations. Performs quality control procedures to ensure that ultrasound equipment operates at optimal levels. Performs preventative maintenance and initiates calls for equipment service as necessary.

  • Works with appropriate staff to ensure quality patient care. Carries out Quality Assurance protocols and Quality Improvement measures within the practice.

  • Assists with the education and training of sonography students and physician residents.

  • Associate's Degree
  • Sonography education, training and experience in the specialty area(s) to be performed.

  • Minimum of two years work experience; academic-hospital based experience is preferred.

  • Completion of a two-year Allied Health degree and successful completion of a 12-month CAAHEP approved program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or equivalent education.

  • Demonstrated competence in the specialty area(s) to be performed, including sonographer certification by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and/or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

  • BLS certification, issued by the Americal Heart Association, is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere with other members of the healthcare team.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer skills and software programs used for documentation activities and report generation.

Licenses and Certifications
  • State sonographer licensure, where applicable.

  • Sonographer certification by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and/or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Must be able to move 350 pound wheeled equipment as needed.

Ability to travel to various work locations and work variable shifts as needed.

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.