Performs ultrasound examinations of patients as requested by referring physicians.
• Greets patient, explains ultrasound procedure, and answers questions.
• Selects the appropriate machine and probe to be used to obtain diagnostic information requested by referring physician.
• Applies gel to patient's skin, applies probe, and monitors equipment to obtain ultra-sound images.
• Processes film and reviews images to confirm that images meet radiologist's requirements.
• Prepares initial diagnosis by identifying abnormal conditions for review by radiologist.
• Uses ultrasound equipment to assist providers to conduct invasive procedures.
• Maintains equipment and examination room, stores film, and keeps inventory of related supplies.
• Prepares patient information files with patient identification, date of exam, referring physician, and exam performed.
• Prepares and submits reports showing the number and type of examinations conducted.
• Performs other related duties as directed.
• One (1) year of full time experience as a sonographer required.
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Completion of an ARDMS accredited or equivalent program in ultrasound technology required.
• Current certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RDMS) in abdomen and/or OB/GYN required.
• CPR Certification required.
• Non-Registered Sonographers may be considered however, Sonographers must have met experience, education, and training requirements and upon hire, Sonographer must sit for and pass abdomen and/or OB/GYN Registry within one (1) year of employment.
• Certifications such as breast or RVT preferred.
Kaiser Permanente - 17 months ago
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