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A highly talented Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with huge experience in the daily operations of sonographic laboratories, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, reporting of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA).
Summary of Qualifications
More than eight years experience as Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
Great ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment.
Superb ability to evaluate sonograms in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information.
Strong ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, laboratory results, patient history and medical records, and adapt sonographic examination as necessary.
Deep ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed.
Excellent ability to evaluate, synthesize, and communicate diagnostic information to the attending
Uncommon ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team, recognizing the special nature of sonographic examinations and patient's needs.
Strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team.
Excellent ability to follow established departmental procedures.
Uncommon ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations.
Unmatchable ability to maintain prolonged arm positions necessary for scanning.
Uncommon emotional and physical health necessary to meet the demands of the position.
Remarkable strength more than enough to: lift some patients, move heavy equipment on wheels (up to approximately 500 lbs), and to move patients in wheelchairs and stretchers.
Deeply self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.
Mount Carmel University Hospital, Tarrytown, NY 2003 - Present
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Perform clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
Use cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
Use independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
Analyse sonograms, synthesize sonographic information and medical history, and communicate findings to the appropriate physician.
Coordinate work schedule with Departmental Director and scheduling desk to assure workload coverage.
Assume responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care.
Assist with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory
Maintain a daily log of patients seen / completes exam billing forms.
Maintain ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintain adequate supplies.
Participate in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation.
Establish and maintain ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies.
St. Michael Hospital, Tarrytown, NY 2000 - 2003
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Received and prepared patient for examination by reviewing requisition and case history, assessing method of testing, and explaining procedure to patient.
Performed ultrasound scans including abdomen, pelvis, thyroid, echocardiography, and other examinations as required.
Prepared the preliminary sonographer reports and assessed the technical quality and completeness of ultrasounds performed.
Monitored patient comfort level during testing and followed established policies and procedures to ensure the care and safety of the patient while undergoing ultrasound examinations.
Operated ultrasonographic and related equipment according to established procedures, maintained equipment in proper working order and reported all equipment failures to the Ultrasound Supervisor or Site Manager.
Assisted the Radiologist in performing special procedures such as abscess drainages, biopsies, etc., involving Ultrasound.
St. Michael Hospital, Tarrytown, NY 1997 - 2000
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Intern
Performed diagnostic testing, including Cardiac Echo, EKG, Holter Monitoring and Stress Testing.
Completed high quality tests; generated reports; kept record and performed all related support activities.
Assisted the physicians and other health care professionals in related technical areas as needed.
Education and Professional Training
Actively Certified Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
New York University, NY
Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (1996)