Reports to and functions under the general supervision of the Director of Imaging and potentially the Unit Operations Manager and or Technical Manager; operates ultrasonic equipment and performs diagnostic procedures such as abdominal, pelvic, vascular, and interventional sonograms which require the application of ultrasonic technology; maintains pertinent records and statistical data.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews patient history and other supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
Explains procedures to patients to assure cooperation and optimum test results; positions patient.
Selects appropriate transducer depending upon depth of field, organ to be identified, etc.
Conducts scanning procedures using ultrasound equipment; move transducer over specified body area, adjusting equipment to produce optimum image; records digital images as directed for radiologist interpretation.
Reschedules tests, as necessary, due to poor prep, etc.
Provides complete image storage through the PACS system. This includes both storing images and ensuring images have completely transferred to the PACS system.
Potentially assisting physicians in such procedures as needle biopsies, renal biopsies, etc.; scans patient, marks patient's body, determines angle for puncture while maintaining sterile technique.
Provides on-the-job training to students as assigned.
Maintains a clean working area (i.e. clean laundry bags, counters, cabinets, machines, etc.).
Ensures cleanliness of all probes, including appropriate disinfectant techniques for endocavity probes.
CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conveys Compassion: Demonstrates awareness and shows sensitivity to others' needs.
Respectful of Others: Considers others' viewpoints and treats others with honesty, fairness and integrity. Speaks highly of the capabilities of the hospital and its staff.
Attentive to Others: Actively looks for ways to help customers by identifying and proposing appropriate solutions and/or services.
Collaborates with Others: Maintains cooperative working relationships and builds team identity. Promotes a friendly, cooperative climate within the department and hospital setting.
Accountable for Actions: Establishes a high degree of trust and credibility with others. Evokes confidence in character, abilities and truthfulness. Demonstrates efforts to succeed and excel. Guards patient privacy.
Informative: Proactively shares information with others.
Adaptable to Others: Manages multiple demands, shifting priorities and rapid change. Adapts plans, behavior or approaches to fit major change situations.
Acts Professionally: Builds trust through reliability and authenticity. Demonstrates results-oriented behavior. Develops constructive, cooperative relationships with others.
Emotionally Self Aware: Understands the implications of own emotions and manages appropriately.
Safety: Is aware of and adheres to safety measures for both patient and staff.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, medical terminology.
Knowledge of the principles of ultrasound physics and radiographic chemistry.
Knowledge of ultrasound imaging and ultrasound equipment.
Knowledge of universal precautions.
Effective interpersonal and communications skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to provide compassionate care to patients.
Ability to recognize emergency situations and respond appropriately.
Ability to lift over 5 lbs. Has knowledge of and practices proper body mechanics.
Must be able to read and write English.
Must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of patients of all age groups. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit.
Outpatient Imaging Center. Light lifting including movement of patients.
3 years ultrasound experience preferred in General Ultrasound, Breast Ultrasound, and Vascular Ultrasound. ARDMS certification required.