Ultrasound Tech - Ultrasound (PRN) - Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital - San Antonio, TX

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General Statement of Duties :
The Ultrasound Technologist (sonographer) performs diagnostic procedures utilizing a background in anatomy, physiology, physics and instrumentation to provide technical information to aid the physician. The sonographer will demonstrate and maintain technical skills needed to perform ultrasound procedures on the population(s) served by the department and may include abdominal, OB/GYN, venous Doppler, small parts, pediatrics (where applicable) and invasive exams. In addition, the sonographer will maintain department supplies and equipment. He/she participates in the quality control of the ultrasound department.

Essential Job Functions :
1. Maintains skills and understanding of innovation in techniques and equipment in medical sonography for procedures performed.
2. Assists physicians in performing ultrasound-guided procedures.
3. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to the population(s) served by the department.
4. Responsible for the proper use of the Radiology Computer System (scheduling exams, patient tracking, film tracking, proper completion of exams, capture charges).
5. Follows safety policies and procedures applicable to the job, recognizes impending crisis situations and institutes measures (such as adjusting priorities) to prevent further complications.
6. Understands and follows infection control/universal precautions in the performance of all job tasks. Maintains order and cleanliness. Always practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination.
(X) INSIDE: Spends approximately 40 __ hours or more per week inside.

( ) OUTSIDE: Spend approximately __ hours per week outside (driving/running work related errands).
( ) BOTH: The activities occur inside and outside in approximately equal amounts.
WORK POSITIONS: (defined in 5% increments of work time):
Sitting 10 % + Standing 75 % + Walking 15 % = 100%

LIFTING/CARRYING DEMANDS: Ability to lift, push and pull with assistance (mechanical or co-worker) the weight of an average patient/heaviest object specific to the department.
( ) SEDENTARY WORK: Lifting 10 lbs. maximum and occasional lifting and/or carrying articles.
( ) LIGHT WORK: Lifting 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying articles weighing up
to 10 lbs.
( X ) MEDIUM WORK: Lifting 50 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects
Weighing up to 25 lbs.
( ) HEAVY WORK: Lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects
weighing up to 50 lbs.
( ) VERY HEAVY WORK: Lifting objects in excess of 100 lbs. with frequent lifting and/or carrying of
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Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics :
1. Education: ONE of the following:
1. New Hires as of October 1, 2011:
A. Successful completion of training program in either:
1. Ultrasonography
2. Radiologic Technology
3. Vascular Technology
B. Associates of Science or higher degree
2. Current employees:
A. Successful completion of training program in either:
1. Ultrasonography
2. Radiologic Technology
3. Vascular Technology
4. Medical Assisting
B. Associates degree or higher degree

2. Experience: none required

3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service
line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population
served (if applicable).

4. Preferred:
Two (2) years experience as a fulltime ultrasound technologist in a hospital or diagnostic
imaging clinic setting preferred.

5. Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required :
Must have and maintain ONE of the following within the timeframes below:
A. American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
i. RDMS- Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
ii. RDCS- Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
iii. RVT- Registered Vascular Technologist
iv. BR- Registered Diagnostic Breast Sonographer – only if obtained prior to 6/30/2010
B. American Registry of Radiologic Technologist ARRT (S)
C. American Registry of Radiologic Technologist ARRT (VS)
D. Cardiovascular Credentialing International (RVS)
E. American Registry of Radiologic Technologist ARRT (BS) only if obtained prior to 6/30/2010

New Hires with experience: Must have within 6 months of hire date.

New Hires and New Grads- (graduated in the last 12 months) : Must have within one (1) year of hire date.

Current employees of Methodist Hospital : Must obtain registry/certification
by July 1, 2012.

Current employees of Methodist Specialty & Transplant, Metropolitan
Methodist, Northeast Methodist, Methodist Texsan, Methodist Stone Oak or
Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospitals: Must obtain registry by October 1, 2012.

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