Sonographer – Ultrasound

Location: ELMIRA, NY

Registered Sonographer - Ultrasound -

  • Sign-on bonus of up to $15,000 for night shift employees!
  • Competitive Compensation based on your experience.
  • We offer both rotation and night shifts.
  • Enjoy an excellent Benefits Package.
  • This is a direct hire, full-time position.
  • You are eligible for overtime pay as this position is non-exempt.
  • We are located in Elmira, New York, in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region.
  • At our organization, we provide competitive pay, benefits, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement. Apply today!
  • Would you like to work for an organization that values high quality patient-centered care, compassion, teamwork, and integrity? We are committed to delivering safe, cost-effective, socially responsible healthcare services.
  • MAIN FUNCTION:

    As a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, you will be responsible for providing patient care services using diagnostic ultrasound. You must have the necessary academic and clinical experience to perform these duties. Your scope of practice includes procedures, acts, and processes permitted by law, and you must demonstrate competency in ultrasound. In this role, you will report to both the Ultrasound Supervisor and Supervising Radiologist.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    ** 1. You will operate sonographic equipment effectively and perform diagnostic examinations. Follow departmental protocol to conduct all ordered sonographic examinations as directed by the attending physician.

    ** 2. You will be responsible for the daily operations of the ultrasound department, which includes managing patient schedules, equipment maintenance, reporting equipment failures, ensuring adequate supplies, and conducting quality assessment activities. Collaborate with the Ultrasound Supervisor and complete billing forms and any necessary clerical duties.

    ** 3. Uphold high medical ethics standards and continually increase your understanding and knowledge of the field and new procedures. Maintain knowledge and understanding of anatomy and pathology as they relate to your work.

    ** 4. Use independent judgment to acquire the best diagnostic information and accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.

    ** 5. Analyze previous imaging, synthesize sonographic information and medical history, and communicate diagnostic information to attending physicians. Integrate diagnostic sonographic data, laboratory results, patient history and medical records, and adapt sonographic examination as necessary.

    ** 6. Communicate effectively with patients and the healthcare team. Take responsibility for ensuring the safety, mental well-being, and physical comfort of patients during sonographic examinations. Recognize the special nature of these exams and address patient needs accordingly.

    ** 7. Assist physicians with invasive procedures using sterile technique when necessary.

    ** 8. Prepare preliminary reports and contact referring providers as required, following established procedures.

    ** 9. Maintain appropriate appearance and hygiene in the work area.

    1. Uphold required Continuing Medical Education (CME) standards and attend all mandatory in-house education programs.

    ** 11. Understand and demonstrate the importance of meeting customer/patient needs by interacting in a friendly and caring manner, being attentive to psychological and physical needs, and maintaining communication to ensure a secure and pleasant experience for the customer.

    12. Maintain competency in High Level Disinfection of Intercavitary probes following the established policy.
  • EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program with eligibility to take ARDMS exam.

    REQUIRED LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Currently certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the appropriate specialty(ies).

  • Compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for the appropriate specialty(ies).

  • EXPERIENCE:

  • At least one year of full-time experience is required.

  • CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR) REQUIREMENTS:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required within 90 days of hire.

  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    You must have emotional and physical health sufficient to meet the demands of the position. Your strength must be sufficient to lift some patients, move heavy equipment on wheels (up to approximately 500 lbs), and transport patients in wheelchairs and stretchers. You must also be able to maintain prolonged arm positions necessary for scanning.

    • ABOUT THE AREA:
      Elmira, New York, is part of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region, known for its charm, scenic landscapes, and historical importance.
      Located in the Finger Lakes Region, Corning, New York, is famous as Americas Crystal City, with the Corning Museum of Glass showcasing everything related to glass. Despite its small-town vibes, Corning has a big city attitude with numerous family-friendly events and activities. You can explore over 100 boutique shops, art galleries, studios, museums, breweries, wonderful restaurants, and wineries. And all of this is just a short distance away from the Finger Lakes, offering a range of enjoyable experiences. This area is highly regarded for raising a family, and the schools have excellent ratings. You can enjoy Watkins Glen within 30 minutes and Penn Yan within an hour.
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