Perform a variety of complex technical tasks in Diagnostic Ultrasound utilizing high frequency sound waves to detect anatomical abnormalities including masses, abscesses and stones in accordance with prescribed sonographic procedures; assist physician with biopsy procedures, guiding biopsy instrument using sonographic techniques; perform invasive ultrasound procedures, doppler vascular examinations, deep abdominal studies and color-flow ultrasound is required.
Determine, prepare and set up medical supplies, instruments and equipment. Prepare patients for diagnostic procedures to include taking vital signs and measurements and positioning patients for each anatomical view; explain procedures, allay fears and elicit cooperation of patients. Assist medical and professional personnel during diagnostic procedures to include handling instruments, operating and monitoring equipment and calling out equipment readings; alert physician to patients discomfort or changes in condition. Evaluate technical quality of films to obtain representative images of pathogenic conditions; process films in accordance with standard procedures or techniques.
Maintain records of ultrasound films taken, archiving and de-archiving data as required; calculate, compile and record data from numerical readings on patient's charts and related documents.
Calibrate, clean and perform routine maintenance on equipment to ensure proper functioning; clean and sterilize instruments, supplies and equipment; stock and replenish supplies as required.
Provide technical assistance and instruction to students, employees and medical residents. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Schedule patients for procedures; assist with clerical functions.
Maintain accurate patient records
Provide orientation and training to new Ultrasound technologists.
Provide care for the psychological and physical needs of patients for ultrasound scans.
Participate in or initiate a QI, QC, QA project with documented outcomes.
Coordinate work scheduling within department.
Completes department specific competencies during orientation and annually.
LICENSURE OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED
ARDMS registry required
Scanning Experience preferred