Job Summary: Performs all ultrasound examinations as requested by the referring physicians.
Performs all ultrasound examinations as requested by the referring physicians.
Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis.
Selects and operates equipment as directed.
Assists physician with invasive procedures (cyst punctures, needle biopsies, and amniocentesis) by preparing the room (set up the tray) and the patient and the using of the equipment.
Lifts, moves and transports patients via wheelchair or cart.
Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients.
Secures and returns supplies (film, linen, medicine, patient folders, etc.)
Consults with other to obtain a complete clinical history; gathers pertinent clinical data.
Schedules cases to coordinate with other patient examinations.
Transports patients when necessary.
Takes “call” as scheduled.
Supervises student technologists in the clinical area.
Attends educational programs as interest and availability allow (30 CEU/3 year are required to maintain registries)
Education: Formal training in diagnostic Ultrasound technique is required. Previous training in Radiological Sciences is indeed helpful for anatomy and physiology, understanding of several disease processes, and what could be found in each, as well as normal sizes, etc., of structures.
Experience: Hospital experience in Ultrasound is preferred.
Skill and Ability: Verbal ability is necessary to understand oral and written instructions stated in monographic and medical terms and to exchange information with patients and hospital staff.
License Requirements: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) or eligible. Must have passed the RDMS physics exam. RMDS can be verified on www.ardms.org .The sonographer will have a pass/fail sheet for their Physics exam or they are able to print it off of the ARDMS website.
Job Relationships: This position frequently communicates with others internal and external to the organization. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations
Contacts: Physicians, Nursing Staff, Radiology Staff, and other hospital personnel.
Physical Demands Must be able to move up to 50lbs. Must be able to transverse, remain in a stationary position, operate equipment, ascend and descend stairs, position patients, use many kinds of equipment in the department and throughout the hospital.
Working Conditions: Electrical energy and ionizing radiation may be present. PPE is provided.