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Sonographer - MFM Clinic - New Orleans Area - PRN

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

This job performs various diagnostic ultrasound examinations under the direction of a radiologist in the outpatient and inpatient environment. Compiles history and diagnostic information from the Ultrasound examination and presents the Radiologist with preliminary sonographic findings.


Required - High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience

Required - None.


Required - Certification by The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the areas of Abdominal and OB-Gyn ultrasound or Cardiac Sonography

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) Certification within two years of hire

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of patient information.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications and keyboard.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals throughout the patient care process
  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard
  • Knowledge of the anatomy of the liver, gallbladder, aorta, spleen, kidneys, bile ducts, and pancreas to perform abdominal ultrasound and the pathology of these organs to provide radiologists with a preliminary diagnosis

Job Duties
•  Utilizes consistent techniques to accurately gather relevant information from the patient, medical record, significant others and health care providers.
•  Selects appropriate equipment and set-up based on procedure protocol, specifications and standards.
•  Selects, prepares and sets up ultrasound equipment and supplies including transducers.
•  Performs timely and appropriate inspections to ensure equipment is properly calibrated in accordance with manufacturer and/or department protocol and guidelines.
•  Corrects persistent coding issues with referring providers and departments.
•  Demonstrates responsibility for professional development and learning map.
•  Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.

Other related duties as required.  The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:  Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Sonographer - MFM Clinic - New Orleans Area - PRN, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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