SPECIFIC ELEMENTS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Performs diagnostic procedures applying prescribed methods of ultrasound technique.2. Produces diagnostic images using Doppler, abdominal or pregnancy ultrasound.3. Selects transducer and adjusts equipment controls according to organ to be examined, depth of field and other specifications of test.4.
Explains procedures to patients and addresses their concerns.5. Keys test data and patient information into computer to maintain record of test results.6. Assists physician with ultrasound guided biopsies and/or invasive procedures.7. Maintains and calibrates equipment.8.
Monitors, records and communicates as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.9. Utilizes knowledge of age specific needs of patient in performance of duties and responsibilities.10. Orients and mentors new staff members.11. Provides a safe environment for administering contrast material.12.
Assists with transporting patients.13. Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.14. At the administrative direction of the Imaging Services Director and the clinical direction of the Radiologist, perform ultrasound examinations which include operation of real-time and portable equipment as well as multiple imaging modalities.15. Review medical record for patient history and supporting clinical data.
Explain procedure to patient; provide patient support and comfort. Select equipment and imaging modalities, position and prep, to facilitate optimum diagnostic studies.16. Operate ultrasonography equipment to perform examination. Display broad knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, pathology and/or physiological data to obtain optimal studies.
Constantly evaluate accuracy and quality of scan results.17. Select and record preliminary study results; make pertinent measurements and label. Direct to Radiologist for interpretation.18. Consult with Radiologist about unusual scans and need for re-scanning; assist with interpretation.19.
Maintain ultrasonography equipment. Recognize malfunctions and need for servicing. Ensure quality control procedures are maintained.20. Order and maintain supplies.
Maintain orderliness of ultrasound laboratory.21. Instruct and oversee students in unit’s operations as necessary.22. Participate in continuing education as required by ARDMS.23. Participate in special projects, such as collection and organization of data, as requested by supervisor and Radiologist.24.
Perform assigned duties associated with interventional procedures/OSHA requirements.25. Perform on-call duties and/or work variable shifts as assigned to meet department needs.26. Demonstration competency in the use of all applicable aspects of the CIS, RIS, and PACS.27. Provide for patient care; comfort, safety and confidentiality.28.
Perform other duties as required or assigned.Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs. EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited program for Radiographers or Ultrasonographers. LICENSURE: Current RDMS or must be registry eligible and registered within one year of eligibility.Current state licensure or permit to practice medical imaging.Current Certification in Basic Life Support. EXPERIENCE: Minimum two years working as an Imaging Tech.
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