The Ultrasound Echo Technologist is responsible for assisting in the coordination and performance of daily operations of the Ultrasound Department. Assists the Lead Tech, Imaging Supervisor and Director of Diagnostic Imaging in the completion of delegated duties. Provides age and developmentally appropriate care to adult and geriatric patients.
Reports to: Director of Diagnostic Imaging
Principal Duties & Responsibilities :
JOB REQUIREMENTS & CHARACTERISTICS
- Adheres to and ensures compliance with the standards of care, standards of practice, and policies and procedures of RML Specialty Hospital.
- Initiates and completes all cardiac ultrasound procedures, demonstrates appropriate psychosocial interventions based on age and developmental status.
- Assists with implementation of all policies and procedures.
- Relays pertinent information (patient history, diagnosis, etc.) to Radiologists/Cardiologist clearly stating the impression of the technologist’s findings.
- Maintains adequate supplies to complete all procedures.
- Assists physicians with ultrasound guidance procedures (TEE). Will clean, sterilize and document proper cleaning of all probes.
- Monitors and maintains Echo equipment.
- Assists in the review of all financial and volume reports on a monthly basis, and reports any area of concern to the Imaging Director.
- Assists with Joint Commission, IDPH, and IEMA surveys.
- Assists with all clerical duties on a daily basis.
- The physical ability for almost constant standing, walking and lifting, moving patients and patient care equipment.
- Completes of all exams on scheduled day of work.
- Completes all required documentation, including reporting sheets.
- Trains and assists in the education of fellow Technologist(s).
- Exemplifies the RML REACH (Service Excellence) culture by demonstrating respect, excellence, appreciation, concern and honor in all interactions with patients, families and co-workers, and as identified in departmental and hospital wide behavioral expectations.
- Will change status of all exams in Meditech system upon completion and ensure all images are properly identified and visible in PACS/tape. Packages and prepares tape for delivery to Cardiologist as necessary.
- A ssists in meeting department goals and objectives for budget, clinical quality, and patient satisfaction. Works with other staff and hospital departments to achieve hospital and departmental goals and objectives. Identifies and implements opportunities for improvement in all aspects of operations.
Skills & Abilities
Ability to follow and give directions and instructions as required.
Must possess good communication skills. Must be team oriented, able to work well with co-workers and contracted staff to achieve department and hospital missions.
Must be able to adjust routine and adapt quickly to changes and interruptions in work flow.
Must be knowledgeable in cross sectional anatomy.
Must be able to work cooperatively with hospital and other staff.
Demonstrated leadership abilities.
Knowledge & Experience
Extensive knowledge of all Cardiac Ultrasound modalities.
Able to work well independently.
Must be able to critique own work in relationship to quality and completeness.
3-5 years of hospital experience.
License & Certifications
RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) Certification
Hospital environment, including potential to radiation, biohazardous material and infections diseases.
Sitting, walking, or standing for long periods of time (2-4 hours) may be required.
Must be able to physically operate equipment used for the job.
The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions associated with it.