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University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Req #: 183002
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 10/08/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $6,445 - $9,786 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC has even been named the No. 1 hospital in the greater Seattle/Puget Sound region in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals Metro Area rankings. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UWMC Ultrasound has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER SPECIALIST. The person in this role reports to the Imaging Supervisor and receives general direction from the Sonographer Lead, performs and analyzes comprehensive diagnostic ultrasound examinations on patients referred for diagnosis.  Exercises independent judgment to tailor examinations for acquisition of accurate anatomic and pathophysiologic data relative to patients clinical presentation.

Job Responsibilities:

Performs Doppler and spectral analysis of solid organs and transplants in clinical areas such as high risk obstetrics and gynecology, liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants, shunt evaluations, and premature neonates.  Perform and analyze comprehensive fetal cardiac hysterosonograms and examinations in high risk obstetrical, liver, kidney, and transplants as well as specialty care clinics, the trauma center, and/or recovery room. .

Perform clinical and research non-invasive diagnostic ultrasound examinations including sonography; monitor patient vital signs and condition during examination; perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if necessary.

Ability to operate the following equipment/systems:  PACS,  Ultrasound workstations, the Hospital Information System, and the Radiology Information System.  Able to print and retrieve images.  Can implement down time procedures as needed.

Review patient medical records and physician referral diagnosis.

Prepare patient for examination; explain testing procedures; perform physical examination (auscultation, assess physical presentation, and history); select and perform appropriate procedure (s), examination as necessary to provide accurate representation of patients anatomy and pathophysiology as determined during the ongoing examination.

Perform or assist with ultrasound procedures in such areas as the operating room, angiography, catheterization or special procedure suite, using appropriate sterile technique, in conjunction with invasive patient procedures; apply ultrasound instrument to surgically exposed surface of internal organ, under physician direction, for intraoperative examination.

Provide needle guidance direction to physician during tissue biopsy, cyst aspiration, thoracentesis, amniocentesis, pericardiocentesis, or other surgical procedures.

Perform calculation of recorded examination data, using complex mathematical formulae to determine patient physiologic parameters such as blood flow velocity, volume indices and embryo/fetal development or gestational age.

Determine provisional working diagnosis; analyze examination data to define accurate representation of patient anatomy and hemodynamics; generate examination findings.

Participate with attending physician in diagnosis interpretation sessions; assist physician in the evaluation of patient examination data.

Maintain adequate computer and/or written records using the Radiology Information System.

Provide instruction in the theory, techniques, applications, and analysis of diagnostic ultrasound procedures to physicians, post-doctoral fellow, residents, and student interns.

Assist with ultrasound suite maintenance which may include requesting supplies, maintaining patient records, assessing daily operational status of equipment.

Update continuing education, teaching and research materials.

Assist with evaluation of new and prototype diagnostic ultrasound and related physiological testing equipment; maintain confidentiality of proprietary information.

This position is involved with patients included in the following age groups: Infant (0-1 year), Toddler (1-4 years), Pre-teen to teen (10-16 years), Child (5-9 years), Adult (15-65 years), Geriatric (65 years and above).

May be required to work on-call.

Professional Accountability
Demonstrates awareness of and functions within Radiology policies, procedures and guidelines.

Seeks consultation when patient care needs exceed own level of experience.

Demonstrates awareness of and functions within safety, infection control, emergency and equipment guidelines.

Meets attendance standards and consistently completes timesheet requirements.

Ensures all relevant credentials are current.

Ensures mandatory certification competencies are completed within initial timeframe.

Consistently wears identification badge as per hospital policy.

Responsible for remaining current with information disseminated through email, voice mail, memos and posted notices.

Advocacy and Humanistic Care
Treats all patients with respect and dignity.

Provides the appropriate education to patient and their families prior to and post Radiology procedure.

Exercises responsible judgment in recognizing and reporting significant situations relating to patient care.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of patient privacy rights, and is familiar with all relevant HIPAA standards.

Maintains confidentiality of all medical, financial, or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize the privacy of patients.  Accesses and uses the minimum necessary patient identifiable information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes.

Communication and Team Building
Proven interpersonal and communication skills required to promote positive relationships with patients, visitors, radiologists, and other medical center personnel.

Forms productive working relationships with co-workers.  Communicates clearly, directly, and on a timely basis.

Welcomes direction, asks for assistance when needed, treats staff with respect and dignity.

Maintains a professional manner at work.

Safety/Response to Emergencies
Understands and complies with all safety, fire, disaster, evacuation, and chemical safety procedure:  review's departmental policy and procedure manual annually.

Understands that they are considered essential personal during emergencies and inclement weather.

Quality Assessment and Improvement
Reviews and QC own work and the work of students.

Participates in and supports quality assessment and improvement activities.

Participates in the Department QA and QC functions by assisting in the collection of data, and making recommendations as to problems and possible solutions.

Professional Development/Skills
Demonstrates responsibility for own professional growth through pursuit of work-related experiences and educational opportunities.

As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of diagnostic ultrasound program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)


Registered in abdominal and obstetrical ultrasound OR experience equivalent to criteria for eligibility for registration in abdominal and obstetrical ultrasound by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


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Posted: 2020-09-25 Expires: 2020-11-08

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