Sonographer at Health+Solve Limited
Health+Solve Limited
Maiduguri
1d ago
source : BetaJob

Job Details

Job Title : Sonographer

Job Description

  • The Sonographer is responsible for providing diagnostic medical sonography services. S / He serves a part as of the Branch Unit’s Diagnostic Imaging team and provides clinically relevant information to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Main Duties and Responsibilities

    Clinical :

  • Prepare exam room and ultrasound equipment to conduct sonography examinations in accordance with the Hospital’s Standard Operating Procedures and patient safety protocols, policies and procedures
  • Review patient medical history and supporting clinical information
  • Ensure that the sonography examination order is complete, contains relevant information and meets the standard of medical necessity
  • Prepare and safely position patients, using proper patient positioning tools, devices, equipment adjustment and ergonomically correct scanning techniques to ensure patient comfort and safety in order to get the most accurate images and prevent compromised data acquisition and musculoskeletal injury to the sonographer
  • Assume responsibility for the safety of the patient during the sonographic examination
  • Evaluate any contraindications, insufficient patient preparation and / or inability or unwillingness to tolerate the examination and associated procedures;
  • provide support and reassurance to patients, communicating with the patient in a manner appropriate to the patient’s ability to understand

  • Conduct diagnostic medical sonography examinations as ordered by the supervising physician in accordance with professional and facility protocols.
  • Apply independent, professional, ethical judgment, and critical thinking to safely perform diagnostic sonography procedures and ensure that appropriate anatomical, pathological and clinical conditions are accurately captured in the examination images

  • Acquire additional ultrasound imaging to facilitate optimum diagnostic results for the interpreting physician as required
  • Assist and support the daily operation of the Branch’s Sonography Unit for optimal efficiency; work with the appropriate staff to ensure quality patient care
  • Provide patient services consistent with the Scope of Practice and Clinical Standards for the Diagnostic Sonographer
  • Adhere to accepted professional and ethical standards
  • Document Management and Reporting :

  • Review examination images & results, report preliminary findings; identify and document any limitations to the sonography examination
  • Document and report any incidental findings that might impact patient safety or care to the interpreting physician
  • Ensure that the sonography examination results meet the facility standards for Quality Assurance before findings are released for interpretation
  • Maintain and accurately update reports, patient database records and logs
  • Efficiently operate Image Archiving and Communication Systems Miscellaneous :
  • Supervise assistant practitioners, students and relevant personnel; delivering appropriate training when required
  • Perform quality control procedures to ensure that the ultrasound equipment operates at optimal levels; recommend and escalate requests for regular preventive maintenance program for ultrasound equipment
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, administrators and members with co-workers, administrators and members of other Branch Imaging Unit teams
  • Participate in self-development activities and company-organized training sessions to improve and reinforce job knowledge and skills
  • May stand-in as a Unit Head in the absence of the Chief Radiographer / Sonographer
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by the Chief Radiographer, Medical Officer (Sonologist) Consultant Radiologist or Head of Department.
  • Education, Qualifications & Experience Education

  • A good first degree (B.Sc.) in Medical Radiography / Radiological Sciences Post Graduate Studies Relevant post-graduate certification in Medical Ultrasound Previous Experience Minimum 2 years’ post-qualification experience.
  • Personal Attributes & Physical Demands :

  • Patient and Reliable
  • Emotionally Intelligent
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional growth and lifelong learning (e.g., continuing medical education in the specialty area(s) performed, higher education, research, staff training, etc.).
  • Able to multi-task; capable of handling several issues at the same time to deliver results and meet desired deadlines
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