Ultrasound Tech
Merrimack Valley Hospital - Haverhill, MA

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Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Job Summary: Performs two dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for the diagnosis of disease and study of the malfunction of organs. Participates in CQI activities.

Responsibilities: Selects appropriate equipment for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications. Explains the test to the patient. Instructs and assists the patient in assuming the physical position for examination. Assesses patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. 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. Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed. Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc. Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction. Possesses knowledge of hospital policies and the functions of other departments. Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree is preferred, but not required. One year of radiologic/imaging experience. Prefer specific experience and training in Ultrasound. Graduation from an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology. Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. ARRT and/or CRT certification. Current BCLS certification. Knowledge and understanding of general anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.

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