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Ultrasound Tech

Category:

Radiology

Department:

Radiology

Status:

Full Time

Schedule:

Variable

Description:

Minimum Entry Level Qualifications

  1. Experience and/or level of competency: One (1) year of radiologic/imaging experience. ARRT and/or CRT certification. Must be eligible for registry by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Current BCLS certification. Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. Additional languages preferred. Basic computer knowledge.
  2. Academic Preparation: Graduation from an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology. Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is desirable. Successful completion of an approved one (1) year program in ultrasound technology.

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.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations.
  2. Perform invasive ultrasound procedures, doppler vascular examinations, deep abdominal studies and color-flow ultrasound as required.
  3. Selects appropriate equipment for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications.
  4. Explains the test to the patient. Instructs and assists the patient in assuming the physical position for examination.
  5. Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  6. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  7. Selects a transducer and adjusts the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field and other specifications of test.
  8. Enters test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.
  9. Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of the body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.
  10. Produces images of internal organs and records diagnostic data on magnetic tape, computer disk, strip printout or film.
  11. Obtains permanent record of internal examination by photographing images of organs shown on the display module or removing the strip printout.
  12. Evaluates technical quality of films to obtain representative images of pathogenic conditions; processes film in accordance with standard procedures or techniques.
  13. Discusses test results with supervisor or attending physician.
  14. Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
  15. Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
  16. 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.
  17. Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction.
  18. Calibrates, cleans and performs routine maintenance on equipment to ensure proper functioning; cleans and sterilizes instruments, supplies and equipment; stocks and replenish supplies as needed
  19. Documentation meets current standards and hospital policy
  20. Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.
  21. Performs other duties as assigned.
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