|KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS Knowledge of cross-sectional (both normal and abnormal) anatomy and physiology including location, appearance, and functioning of the major and minor organs and systems (brain, neck, abdomen, thorax, and extremities, gravid uterus, pelvis) susceptible to ultrasonic detection in order to identify and recognize the significance of all structures visualized on the oscilloscope. Knowledge of the principles and techniques of ultrasonography and highly specialized units (e.g. Aegis, PACs) in order to record, adjust, store, retrieve or print images, to maintain the equipment, and provide quality assurance. Knowledge of physics to optimize image quality in various circumstances. Knowledge of basic nursing practices such as emergency cardiac arrest procedures, use of oxygen, sterile techniques, and infection control procedures. Knowledge of ultrasound imaging examination protocols and patient preparation for evaluation. Skill in performing ultrasound testing procedures. Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands. |
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION Successful completion of an approved curriculum in diagnostic medical sonography.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION Non-supervisory - Extensive knowledge of the concepts, practices, procedures, a techniques, and equipment applied to obstetric ultrasound, Doppler physics, and imaging. Must have considerable skill in applying them to obtaining high quality images of the most difficult and varied abdominal and intravaginal obstetric studies on a routine basis.
A thorough knowledge of female pelvic anatomy, fetal anatomy and maternal/fetal physiology to recognize clinically significant findings during ultrasound examinations. Knowledge of the nature, significance, and appearance of pathology and disease. Skill in reading sonograms and identifying and explaining medically significant aspects therein.
Employee independently handles problems and deviations and has the latitude to modify/expand the examination based on what was observed during its progress.
Experience in assisting with invasive ultrasound guided procedures, including but not limited to amniocentesis and PUBS/IUT.
Experience in performing vascular Doppler.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION Active registered member of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in both the Abdomen and OB/GYN specialties, and Fetal Echocardiography. If hired without Fetal Echo registry credentials, must pass exam within one year of hire.
Current certification First Trimester Screening by NTQR or MFM.
Current CPR/BLS certified.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION Experience in the Alaska Tribal Health System. Training or experience specific to worksite wellness programs is highly preferred, as is experience with implementation of systems change in worksite settings.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Travels frequently within Alaska in small fixed wing aircraft; travels outside Alaska.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires the ability to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift approximately 10 pounds. May be occasionally exposed to hazardous materials or infectious diseases. ANMC is not a latex free environment. Therefore, some latex exposure can be expected.