Prepares and operates ultrasound equipment to perform diagnostic and invasive procedures with Radiologist's guidance of various parts of the human body.
- Associate's degree or completion of a two year approved program
- One year ultrasound technologist experience preferred
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:
- ARDMS or ARRT required
- BLS American Heart Association
- Carefully considers the needs of the patients when selecting and applying appropriate procedures, techniques, equipment and communications.
- Produces diagnostic quality images to include proper positioning, correct technical factors, collimation and patient identification which will be monitored by Radiologist complaints and through random QC audits; assists with and provide images for needle localization.
- Patiently and clearly explains procedures to the patient prior to any exam to reduce anxiety and enhance cooperation.
- Follows Radiation Protection Policies to avoid unnecessary exposure to the public and to self as evidenced by receiving no more than two-level II readings per year.
- Maintains a clean well-stocked and organized work area and notifies appropriate personnel when stock needs replenishing.
- Consistently performs accurate and complete quality assurance procedures in appropriate software prior to submitting the study to the Radiologist.
- Verifies the identity of the patient and ensures that the correct procedure is administered; obtains a relevant patient history and/or examination data and evaluates for discrepancies; Follows up with physician if necessary.
- Consistently and accurately enters exam data information and charges in RIS and PACS by the completion of the shift.
- Properly operates equipment to obtain accurate measurements.
- Demonstrates proficient knowledge of cross sectional anatomy required in the proper scanning procedure to produce quality diagnostic images.
- Transports patients as needed.
- Upholds a professional working relationship at all times and adheres to department rules.
- Performs other duties as assigned by management.
- Communicates effectively and courteously on the telephone and in person with patients and colleagues
- Knowledge of computer systems and applications
- Knowledge of organizational policies, procedures and protocols
- Knowledge of common safety hazards and universal precautions to establish a safe work environment
- Ability to communicate on a professional level with physicians, nurses, and other ancillary professional staff
- Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships with public, patients, physicians, and other medical center staff
- Generates a work atmosphere that maintains a positive attitude toward teamwork
- Combination of medical office and exam/procedure room settings
- Well-lighted, well-ventilated, and adequate space
- Frequent exposure to diseases, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment
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