Under the direction of a Radiologist and supervision of the Leader of Imaging Services and Lead Technologist in Ultrasound, the Ultrasound Technologist performs ultrasound procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail. Performs a number of technical procedures that will require independent judgment. Assumes responsibility for designated areas or procedure as required. The Ultrasound Technologist plans for patient/family/significant other educational needs and plans, implements and evaluates knowledge gained through educational efforts. Performs all activities in an ethical and professional manner.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Operates and controls all modes of ultrasound equipment, obtaining good diagnostic quality images and processes and assesses films appropriately.
Schedules of all ultrasound exams in the most economical and efficient manner.
Properly assists, transfers and immobilizes patients with proper techniques and devices.
Responsible for ordering proper supplies and doing statistical departmental records.
CPR/ACLS certification required.
Orders and stocks all ultrasound supplies.
Maintains department records, reports and files.
Interviews patients and reviews charts/orders to obtain clinical history; retrieves prior films.
Assists the Imaging Physician as needed.
Assists in the transport of patients to and from the department as needed.
Participates in collection, analysis and reporting of performance improvement activities.
Accurately charges for exams and supplies.
May be required to perform other assignments from time to time as requested by the Department Leader
Education: Registered A.R.R.T. by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or minimum of one year's experience working under the supervision of a registered sonographer.
Experience: One (1) year of hospital experience preferred.
Special Qualifications: RDMS and RVT certification are required. Echocardiogram experience preferred.
Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
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