Job Description

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 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

Full Time