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Ultrasound Tech

Category:

Radiology

Department:

Radiology

Status:

Full Time

Description:

Minimum Qualifications to Apply: Graduation from an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology. Successful completion of an approved one (1) year program in ultrasound technology. ARRT and/or CRT certification. Experience in Cardio and Vascular Echo.

Job Summary: Performs two dimensional (2-D) ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for the diagnosis of disease and study of the malfunction of organs. Participates in CQI activities.

  • Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
  • Perform invasive ultrasound procedures, doppler vascular examinations, deep abdominal studies and color-flow ultrasound as required.
  • Selects appropriate equipment for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications.
  • Explains the test to the patient. Instructs and assists the patient in assuming the physical position for examination.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Selects a transducer and adjusts the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field and other specifications of test.
  • Enters test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.
  • Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of the body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.
  • Produces images of internal organs and records diagnostic data on magnetic tape, computer disk, strip printout or film.
  • Obtains permanent record of internal examination by photographing images of organs shown on the display module or removing the strip printout.
  • Evaluates technical quality of films to obtain representative images of pathogenic conditions; processes film in accordance with standard procedures or techniques.
  • Discusses test results with supervisor or attending physician.
  • Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
  • Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
  • Maintains records of ultrasound films taken, archiving and de-archiving data as required; calculates, compiles and records data from numerical readings on patient's medical record and related documents.
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.