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Ultrasonographer
Summary
Title:Ultrasonographer
ID:1098
Department:Radiology
Hours per Week:40
Description

DEFINITION

The Radiology Technologist III is responsible for performing high quality Ultrasound procedures. The position will possess knowledge in all terminology related to radiography, anatomy, and pathology. Will possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of patient populations.

JOB ESSENTIALS

  • Able to perform standard X-ray procedures including positioning, radiation protection, and basic knowledge of X-ray production; KVP, MA and time.
  • Performs specialized procedures including room set up, radiologist assist, obtain films, clean room upon completion of procedure, knowledge of proper disposal of soiled linen, sharps, and other instruments, proper aseptic technique.
  • Ensures proper patient identification, order verification, and prepares the patient for the exam.
  • Performs exams per department protocol.
  • Understands cross sectional anatomy and demonstrates anatomical positioning competency.
  • Familiar with the ALARA program and follows proper radiation safety protocol.
  • Demonstrates ability to critique own films.
  • Completes studies within acceptable time limitations per department expectations without compromising patient care or the quality of the examination.
  • Practices appropriate infection control and sterile techniques
  • Provides patient education, as needed and assures patient comfort.
  • Must have the ability to perform all secretarial and receptionist duties including scheduling, completion of paper work, filing functions and retrieval of X-ray jackets.
  • Thoroughly and accurately completes all required documentation, including time stamps and image storage.
  • Must have a positive attitude when dealing with patients and hospital staff.
  • Develops a courteous and professional rapport with the Medical Staff.
  • Ability to explain procedures to patients and answering questions.
  • Prepares equipment for use as needed.
  • Preparing examination rooms for patient exams.
  • Monitoring patients during exams.
  • Reporting important information to the physician.
  • Ensuring safety of patients during exams.
  • Producing diagnostic images of soft tissues.
  • Using sound waves to obtain images of organs and tissues in the body.

ULTRASOUND MODALITY JOB ESSENTIALS

  • 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.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • 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.
  • 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

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ultrasound - ARRT Registry or ARDMS Registry. The ARDMS must include successfully completed one registry pertinent to the department (beyond physics, options include OB, abdominal, neuro, breast, and, vascular).
  • Current Idaho State licensure.
  • Basic life support (BLS) certified for healthcare providers

Preferred Requirements

  • CT Registered by ARRT
  • Ultrasound Experience
  • Bachelor degree.
  • Experience in congenital echo.
  • Experience in vascular technology.

Physical Requirements

Perceive the nature of sounds by the ear; express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word; perceive characteristics of objects through the eyes; extend arms and hands in any direction; seize, hold, grasp, turn, or otherwise work with hands; pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers; perceive such attributes of objects or materials as size, shape, temperature, or texture; and stoop, kneel crouch, and crawl. Must be able to lift 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Continuous walking and standing. Must be able to identify, match, and distinguish colors. Rare lifting of greater than 100 pounds.

EEO Statement:  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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