Sonographer job vacancy in Franciscan Medical Group (Tacoma, WA 98405)

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Company name : Franciscan Medical Group
Location : Tacoma, WA 98405
Position : Sonographer

Description :

In 2020 united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care including 11 hospitals and nearly 5000 physicians and providers. Together we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.
As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Sign on Bonus for experienced ICU RN External Candidates
Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
Adoption Assistance
Wellness Program


Franciscan Medical Group, as part of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, is currently seeking a full time Sonographer for our Franciscan Maternal Fetal Medicine in Tacoma, WA. Come join our expanding MFM team, with multiple locations this position is responsible for supporting our rotating provider assignment caring for our diverse patient clientele. Our Sonographers work hand in hand with our providers, assist in procedures and are a primary focus for patient interactions. No weekends and no organizationally recognized holidays required.

Job Summary:

This job is responsible for performing obstetrical and gynecologic ultrasound examinations at a technical level in accordance with department protocols and applicable regulatory requirements. An incumbent assumes responsibility for the safe, efficient and proper operation of ultrasound equipment.

Essential Job Duties:

Executes all varieties of obstetrical and gynecologic diagnostic ultrasound exams presently offered by the department; performs all examinations in accordance with American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) standards and department protocols; determines correct techniques to obtain images of the highest quality and resolution; and participates (along with supervising Obstetrician/Gynecologist) in the final exam diagnosis.
Serves as a liaison between patients, interpreting physicians (Obstetrician/Gynecologist) and referring providers; explains testing procedures to patient; ensures that emergent exam results are relayed promptly to the appropriate physician.
Utilizes appropriate educational resources to maintain currency in diagnostic sonography, and assists in various educational services relating to both staff and patients; attends local and national professional meetings to stay abreast of new procedures, equipment or information; participates in the formal training of ultrasound interns; evaluates new ultrasound products and equipment.
Performs incidental office duties as necessary to maintain the completeness of the patient record; ensures that patient data is entered correctly and that patients are billed appropriately.

Assists with Quality Assurance/Improvements audits and activities as required.
Performs related duties as required.


Education and Work Experience:

Graduation from an accredited training program in Cardiac and/or General diagnostic radiology (Certificate in sonography).
Recent completion of a twelve-month internship in diagnostic ultrasound or equivalent recent directly-related work experience.


Current registration with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), or Current certification by the American Association of Radiology Technologists (ARRT)
Current Health Care Provider BLS certification.

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