Position Overview: The Ultrasound Technologist I is responsible for maintenance of registration and active CME’s in ultrasound in order to provide excellent service. This also includes creating a tranquil environment, so patients will be able to adhere to examination instructions.
- Identify anatomical orientation on all required images and assures proper file identification on all images
- Demonstrate competency performing all diagnostic ultrasound procedures and the operation of all related equipment
- Greet patients, obtain history, and enters information in computer system
- Scan according to guidelines
- Maintain logs; process paperwork for biopsies
- Utilize sterile techniques preventing contamination
- Maintain quality standards as it relates to HIPPA regulations
- Responsible for all clinical aspects of ultrasonography suite; maintains cleanliness of examination rooms. Stock necessary medical and radiologic supplies.
- Assists in the completion of the accreditation process for American College of Radiology (ACR) every three years
- Maintain CPR certification
- Observe patient vital signs during examination
- Provide coverage as needed (i.e. in the event of call outs or extended patient schedules).
- Provide instruction/mentoring to new hires.
- Provide a positive patient experience; share information with patients, providing knowledge about the procedure; ensuring they are aware of follow-up steps and requirements
- Maintain communication with radiologists and other physicians, patients and their families, and other persons
- Consistently submit images of diagnostic quality without recommendation of additional image acquisition; performs quality assurance on images and equipment; demonstrates competency in utilizing systems
- Contribute to efficient out-patient Operations, maximizing the productivity of assigned modality
- Review each examination for technical accuracy, presents completed examinations to radiologist, and communicates pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of patients following the procedure
- Demonstrate teamwork; interacts in a positive manner with employees and contributes to a collaborative work environment
- Meet or exceed deadlines, follows through, demonstrating accountability, flexibility and adaptability
- Enhance professional growth and maintain certifications, registration and active CME’s through education programs, conferences, and workshops
- Acquire patients’ chart data/requisition and reviews both to determine correct room set-up and learn of any specific medical problems, contraindications to the study and verify that the study being ordered correlates to the diagnostic needs.
- Educate patients regarding procedure, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and safety
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- Associate degree or Baccalaureate degree in radiography or sonography preferred
- Completion of an accredited course in ultrasonography
- ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) certification
- 2 years of experience in ultrasonography preferred
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Ability to communicate with patients, visitors, and employees within the organization
- Ability to adequately use, or learn to use, the department’s computerized system and its associated devices