Maternal and Family Health Services’ programs touch the lives of over 90,000 people each year and empower individuals and families of diverse backgrounds to lead healthier lives. Our mission of empowerment, inclusion, and caring extends to our valued staff as well. We are better together because of our diversity, recognition of differences as strengths, and commitment to providing a culture of acceptance internally as well as to the people we serve.
Working to meet the health and nutritional needs of women, children and families with information, education, and quality care, MFHS is currently seeking a full-time Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer- RDMS for our Scranton location.
The Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) will provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is also 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 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations, and all requested sonographic examinations as prescribed by the medical provider.
- 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, synthesize sonographic information, medical history, and communicates with physicians and medical providers in accordance with established MFHS policies and procedures.
- Prepares, cleans, and inspects diagnostic equipment prior to appointments and as per the machine’s general maintenance instructions; reports equipment failures to Practice Administrator.
- Coordinates work schedule with Practice Administrator and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage.
- Inputs accurate patient and billing information into the EMR.
- Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies.
- Assumes responsibility for the safety, and mental and physical well-being and comfort of all patients in the sonographer’s care; uses exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to explain the procedure, answer questions, and provide proper instructions, and to put the patient at ease, and coordinates with other staff to address concerns and ensure exceptional care is provided.
- Promotes and contribute to organizational and programmatic goals of MFHS.
- Perform other duties as assigned by management or requested by MFHS care teams, and participates in collaborative efforts to improve services provided and in support of all program objectives.
- Provides in-service education to staff on requirements of sonographic procedures as requested.
- Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or Cardiovascular Technology Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) preferred.
- Satisfactory completion of formal Radiologic technology training in an AMA-approved school and ability to meet requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT)
- 5+ years general imaging experience
- 3+ years OB/GYN imaging
- Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate.
- Current BLS
- Excellent verbal communication skills for public speaking, group presentations, and communication of medical testing to medical provider, etc.
- Ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, laboratory results, patient history and medical records and adapt sonographic examination as necessary.
- Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed.
- Use independent judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information and sensitive situations.
- Respond effectively and efficiently in high stress or emergency situations and deal with people under adverse circumstances.
MFHS offers employees:
- Excellent employee and family medical, dental, and vision Insurance
- 11 paid holidays
- Generous paid time off
- Earn 2 weeks to start, 3 weeks after 2 years, and 4 weeks after 4 years!
- 4 personal days
- Earn sick time beginning your first day
- 100% 401k Company Match (up to 6% of compensation)
- MFHS Paid Life and Disability Insurance
- Family friendly schedules – no holidays, evenings, or weekends
- Paid training & development
- Wonderfully collaborative and supportive culture
Join our compassionate & caring team!
MFHS is an ADA and EEO employer. Persons representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply