A typical work day is an 8 hour day with a half hour lunch. 8-12 patients per day. Active and busy trauma center. I learned how to apply more skills and techniques from school while on the job. I also learned how to scan trauma patients, as this was not something that was practiced while in school. Overall, management is decent; the ultrasound department management positions have drastically changed in the year I have been there. Many changes have been implemented by a manager who took over the ultrasound department from the CT department to make the department more productive. The workplace culture is very diverse; however, it is mostly all new techs/grads on second shift. Weekends are divided up among "teams." Teams will rotate every 4th weekend. Call in divided into weeks, so everyone takes call at a different time. The hardest part of the job is always being on your toes as you never know what trauma is going to come in, as we do scan many of these patients, as well as what exams doctors will put in. You never know what exams will print or when, so you have to always be ready for whatever comes your way.The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the patients. Even though we are only with the patients for a short period of time, you can really learn a lot about the patient during that time. We also play an important role in their care while at the facility.
Community Discounts. Various events that take place - scrubs sale, jewelry / handbag sale, books, etc
No overtime allowed. Minimal lunch discount.