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Fertility Centers of Illinois: Part Time Ultrasonographer! (14-16 hours per week!)

Chicago, IL
Job Description

Be a part of a team dedicated to helping people build families!

Fertility Centers of Illinois is one of the nation’s leading infertility treatment practices, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicagoland area for more than 30 years.

At Fertility Centers of Illinois/IntegraMed Fertility, we believe that every person, every couple, deserves compassionate care during the fertility treatment process. Every member of our team is dedicated to providing our patients every possible opportunity for successful family-building.

Our goal is simple: to provide the highest quality of care that results in a healthy pregnancy for our patients.

Together, we make families happen!

  • More than 65,000 patients cared for since 1997
  • Eleven (11) nationally and internationally recognized, fellowship-trained physicians
  • Over 30,000 babies born!
  • More In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures than any other practice in the Midwest-more than 25,000 since 1997
  • State-of-art facilities offering a less costly alternative than hospitals
  • The only infertility practice in the Midwest providing professional counseling from in-house, licensed, clinical psychologists and behavioral health specialists
  • One of the nation’s first fertility practices to integrate holistic/mind-body approaches to complement medical treatment

What if each day you could….

  • Make a difference in the lives of others
  • Fulfill the dreams of parenthood for a couple or individual
  • Work in a team environment that has a common goal
  • See challenges as opportunities to excel and grow as an individual while contributing to an important mission

You can do this here at Fertility Centers of Illinois!

We are currently hiring for a part time (14-16 hour per week), Diagnostic Medical Sonographer to help support the ultrasound department. This position is required to provide coverage to all Illinois FCI clinics on an as needed basis. 

The schedule includes working Mondays & Fridays. Training may be based out of our River North Clinic and will be full time (5 days per week) until the incumbent is fully trained (minimum of 6 weeks). 

The start time for this position is 6:30 am working 7 to 8 hour shifts. This position is not  eligible for benefits. 

This position is required to work two weekend days per month in River North. 

This position may be required to work a holiday; there is no work on Christmas or New Years day; however, this position may need to cover another holiday or work a holiday weekend. 

Parking and mileage to River North and other clinic locations will be expensed per the FCI travel policy during the full time training period. *Parking in River North is not reimbursed for part time employees; street parking may be available during morning hours. 

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic sonographic examinations.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times, and is self-motivated to increase his or her level of understanding and knowledge of the field and new procedures as they evolve. 

Essential Job Functions

Professionalism and Accountability: 

  • Actively role model and coach the behaviors associated with integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence.
  • Maintain mature, professional, and effective working relationships with FCI physicians, all levels of FCI management and staff, and outside customers.
  • Demonstrate skills in problem-solving, decision-making, multi-tasking, and in being accountable.
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills, a respectful demeanor, and a positive approach.
  • Maintain his or her own personal knowledge of current FCI policies, procedures, goals and initiatives.
  • Coordinates work schedule with U/S Scheduler and Manager, to assure workload overage.
  • Assume other responsibilities, aside from those outlined in this job description, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Physicians, Executive Director, and/or FCI management.

Clinical/technical:  

  • Perform all types of ultrasounds required at FCI, in accordance with established ultrasound standards, practice protocols, and policies.
  • 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.
  • Analyze sonograms, synthesize sonographic information and medical history, and communicates findings to the physician and health care team in a timely manner.
  • Consistently and accurately complete documentation pertinent to the ultrasound examinations.
  • Complete encounter forms per standard FCI procedure.
  • Ensure proper operation of equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; reporting equipment failures/calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintain related supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies. 
  • Assist with training of new ultrasound staff.
  • Cooperate with office administration by assisting with  other  related responsibilities as needed.

Patient interaction: 

  • Assume responsibility for the safety and comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer's care.
  • Establish personal rapport with patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.
  • Gain patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of procedure; answering questions. 
  • Prepare patient for ultrasound by positioning patient; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors, properly draping patient. 
  • Assist patient services to prioritize patient appointments, and handle emergency visits. 
  • Coordinate with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.
  • Address problems of patient care as they arise and make decisions to appropriately resolve the problems.

Compliance:  

  • Maintain patient confidentiality by abiding by all aspects of HIPAA. 
  • Maintain employee and company confidentiality per Integramed and FCI policies.
  • Maintain a safe, secure, and healthy work environment by abiding by all aspects of OSHA. 
  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, and storage procedures. 
  • Adhere to all other Practice standards, policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to incident reporting policy and procedures.
Skills & Requirements

The Fertility Centers of Illinois can offer you the following benefits:

  • An amazing opportunity for you to make a transformative difference in people’s lives!
  • Competitive salary.
  • Medical (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), dental, life, 401K with company match, STD, LTD, life insurance and vision coverage for full time employees.
  • A very generous PTO policy and six (6) paid holidays.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits.
  • Tuition reimbursement ($1,000.00) for full time employees after one year!
  • Free Annual Wellness Screenings for all employees.
  • Flexible Spending Account.
  • Free Flu Shots.
  • Employee assistance program.

For additional information on FCI, please visit our website at www.FCIonline.com.  

Fertility Centers of Illinois participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a service that verifies authorization to work in the U.S through the U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S Department of Social Security (SSA).

All offers of employment with Fertility Centers of Illinois/IntegraMed are contingent upon the background check, drug screen and reference check process.

 

 

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