North Oaks Health System   Hammond, LA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on May 15, 2024
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Status:  Full Time

Shift:     3 clinical day shifts and 2 varying shifts per week

Exempt: No 


Provide Cross-training to quality employees from other radiologic/imaging modalities (X-Ray, CT, MRI, Mammo, etc.) into Diagnostic Medical Sonography in accordance with established professional and departmental standards and procedures. The Ultrasound Trainee will attend Sonography Boot Camp at the institute of Ultrasound Diagnostics in Daphne, Alabama for a period of 4 weeks. Once Boot Camp is complete, the trainee will return to our facility and complete the online general sonography curriculum for the next 11 months. Course content is open and can be completed in any desired order. All course work is graded and school instructors will be available for answering questions and providing additional explanation for topics covered. The trainee will work under the direct supervision of our registered sonographers. 


Other information:

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill set, and/or ability required.

  1. Current (FT) Employee.
  2. Must be licensed by the Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners (LSRTBE) as well as have radiology certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT).
  3. AHA BLS provider CPR.
  4. No disciplinary action received in the prior 12 months.

Program Requirements:

1. Clinical hours, rotations, and competencies are at the discretion of North Oaks management.

2. The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) guidelines and requirements will be followed for proper clinical experience as required under the Registry exam Pre-requisites.

a. At least 24 clinical hours for a total of 12 months

b. Considerable self-study to complete on-line assignments, objectives, and testing

3. Clinical hours and exams performed must be logged in Trajecsys* (clinical management system) on a daily basis.

Job (Exam) Requirements:

1. Must pass Physics (SBI) exam and one registry (Abdomen or OB) by the end of the program period (12 months) to move into a staff position as a Registered Sonographer.

Vascular certification must be obtained by one year post graduation date


Equipment Requirements:

a. Computer – desktop or Laptop. Tablets and smart phones are not acceptable for completing work. MACS are STRONGLY discouraged due to potential compatibility issues

b. Windows 7 OS or higher (or equivalent MAC OS if using MAC)

c. Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint

d. Current up to date version of Internet Explorer or Firefox or Chrome browser

e. Reliable High Speed Internet

f. Web Camera, Microphone, Speakers (or Headset)

g. Email Address – MUST be checked multiple times per day. No .edu addresses accepted

h. Navy Blue Scrubs (no trim color)

i. Plain white nursing shoes (no accent colors)

Working Conditions:

  • Positioning, lifting and turning of patients using proper body mechanics.
  • Prepares patients for examinations under the direct supervision of a registered technologist by confirming physicians’ orders, verifying patients’ identities, obtaining adequate medical histories, and ensuring the appropriateness of examinations to facilitate timely accurate diagnosis of the patient.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors by requiring and supporting the establishment, maintenance, and education of an effective safety management.
  • Ability to respond to and withstand frequent crisis situations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Reports to the Ultrasound Supervisor/Technical Director and/or Radiology Clinical Operations Manager

Strength: Medium Carry: Frequently Stand: Constantly

Push: Frequently Lift: Frequently Walk: Constantly

Pull: Frequently Sit: Occasionally


Physical Effort Required: