Under the general direction of the Physicians and within established company and departmental policies and procedures the incumbent performs the following functions:
Recommends actions necessary for improvement of the overall performance quality of department. Prepares patients for examinations and explains procedures to patients while performing studies and also correlates the history with the test to be performed. Consults with the referring physician regarding patient’s previous history and decision of appropriate ultrasound procedure required when necessary. Performs ultrasound studies. Operates complex ultrasound equipment pertinent to department needs. Utilizes ancillary devices, Laser Camera, video recorder, and color imager to obtain permanent record of examinations. Selects proper transducer and frequency for performance of the examination. Recognizes the significance of all structures that are visualized at all times, to differentiate artifact from normal or pathological processes. Must be able to determine if the anatomy is normal or abnormal and if deemed abnormal, to be able to delineate the abnormality and to extend the scope of the study appropriately. Provides technical and nursing aid for surgical biopsy aspiration procedures. Participates in reading session with physician and contributes technical and professional knowledge to the final diagnostic impression or report. Continuously reviews the anatomy and physiology and effects of the disease processes on the human body with relation to ultrasounds. Keeps up to date in the field of diagnostic medical Sonography by reading journals and attending meetings, conferences and symposia, as well as visiting areas where special procedures are taught. Daily records exams completed with Sonographers’ impressions. Coordinates stat ultrasound requests with the daily schedule to facilitate both. Provides follow through on wet readings, completing the exam, developing the film, loading and unloading of cassettes and getting the radiologist to read the exam and reporting the findings to the referring physician. Reassures the patient at all times and be sensitive to the comfort and needs of the patient.
Education: • Registry or Certification from accredited two-year allied health program or two years of college with emphasis on the biological sciences. Satisfactory completion of formal ultrasound training program (1 year) or equivalent experience. Program should be recognized by CAHEA
Experience: • Two years experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. • Experience in peripheral vascular scanning a must.
Licenses: • Must be registered through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a RDMS – Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.