JOB DESCRIPTION: Produces two-dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs and or vasculature using ultrasound equipment to assist physicians in the diagnosis of diseases and in the study of malfunctioning organs. Prepares equipment and patients for procedures and conducts procedures with proper sterile technique. Provides quality care to patients having US scans and invasive procedures. Explains procedures to patients/families to reduce their anxiety and to obtain patient cooperation. Discusses test results with a supervisor or attending physician.
Responsible for completing all aspects of patient care documentation as required in imaging services. Completes procedures in Radiology Information System to ensure billing of exams/procedure. Prepares billing sheet and is responsible for bar-coding charges into inventory management system.
Provides instruction to students and other medical professionals. Communicates and explains various procedures to the patient/family. Adheres to all safety requirements for ultrasound and radiation. Processes all required paper work, has knowledge of supplies, and stocks rooms. Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A high school diploma or equivalent. Registered or eligible for registration as a Radiologic Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or Registered or eligible for registration by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). Certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). One year of experience as an Ultrasound Technologist. The ability to lift and position patients.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.