Sonographer PY

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Sonographer PY


UHC Radiology Services

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
10 month position

Advertised Salary:

$66,560 Annually

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Medical Professional

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Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

2-4 years of experience in a diagnostic sonography department.
Knowledge and experience with Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).
AB or OB/GYN registry required. AB, OB/GYN and RVT registry must all be obtained within one year of employment.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing ultrasonic diagnostic procedures; educating patients regarding procedures; performing DOT and ECG testing; utilizing department PACS; and performing administrative functions including insurance pre-certifications.
This is a 10 month position with June and July off.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Operating ultrasound equipment; following oral and written instructions; and communicating effectively with patients, visitors, co-workers, and supervisor within the organization. Considerable knowledge of diagnostic sonography methodology and techniques. Answering telephone and responding to questions and requests, or refers caller to appropriate individual(s). Transports patients to clinic if necessary. Maintains records and files.

Physical Demands:

See objects closely, as in reading. Hear normal sounds, as in answering phone. Receive and give verbal communication. Push/pull objects with minimal effort continuously, moderate effort frequently, and maximum effort occasionally. Sit, stand, or remain on feet for 30 minutes consecutively, eight (8) hours per shift.

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Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Performs routine ultrasound procedures following safety and infection control guidelines as per written orders of UHC and external Clinicians (encompasses MDs, PAs, NPs). Instructs and educates patients regarding procedures to alleviate anxiety and achieve high quality results. Performs chain of custody drug testing and electrocardiograms.

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Collects all necessary patient demographic and health insurance information, inputs appropriate procedural information into electronic health records, and completes all necessary precertification documentation and functions to ensure optimum reimbursement by managed care insurance companies.

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Follows all prescribed safety standards in operating medical equipment. Maintains ultrasound equipment to ensure high-quality and reliable operating condition. Ensures examination rooms and other work spaces are highly-organized and cleaned to ensure effective infection control. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time