Ultrasound Technician
Weill Cornell Medical College - New York, NY

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Position Activities
• Implements technical data for diagnostic sonograms performed in the outpatient imaging centers. Maintains protocols for ultrasound procedures. Organizes record keeping, data collection, and follows established procedures. Performs diagnostic sonogram procedures and produces good quality images. Takes patient history prior to procedure. Discusses sonography process with patients, before, during, and post-procedure.
• Performs sonogram during procedures requiring ultrasound guidance (i.e, core biopsies, and fine needle aspirations (FNA)). Locates insertion site and ensures correct placement of probe during the procedure. The physician’s ability to successfully complete the procedure is critically dependent on the diagnostic sonographer’s independent capability. Interprets sonograms and prepares data for preliminary diagnosis; completes patient information records; prepares reports. Categorizes data for lectures, courses, and research protocols.
• Perform and oversee daily proper sterilization of Ultrasound equipment between patients. Change sterilization solution as necessary and record dates as required by OSHA and departmental policy. Assist in training resident and fellow staff in the basic requirements for operating equipment and performing patient examinations. Keeps up-to-date with developments and new techniques in the field. Attends conferences, reviews current literature observes techniques at other institutions and incorporates such techniques into sonography area.
• Maintain current diagnostic medical sonographer registration required for position and complies with Continuing Education (CE) credits. RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) - If not RDMS certified upon hire date, then must achieve such certification within one year of hire.
• Observes standard precautions (i.e., infection control, handwashing, verifying patient identity, etc.) in routine performance of duties.
• Ensures procedure room is clean and in an orderly manner. Maintains inventory and orders supplies; make certain equipment is in good working order; contacts service repair when necessary.
• Participates in divisional meeting with medical staff to review cases and literature regarding patient care and research protocols. Assists with collecting data for publications.
        Minimum Requirements
        • High School Diploma; and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certification.
        • At least two years of experience working in clinical ultrasonography required.
        • Experience as registered technologist in another radiology modality may be applicable.
        Highly Desired Requirements
        • B.S. Degree desirable but not required.
        • Pediatric experience desirable in addition to general ultrasound, and OB GYN experience.
        Skill and Abilities
        • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills required.
        No relocation assistance is provided for this position.
        Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
        Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell
        's triple mission of education, research, and patient care. Weill Cornell Medical College's educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow's leaders in the field of medicine. Weill Cornell Medical College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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