Performs Ultrasound procedures under the direction to the Ultrasound Supervisor and the Radiologist that follow ultrasound standards in a safe, accurate and timely manner which are necessary to allow the radiologist and/or physician to make an ultrasound diagnosis.
Must be able to adhere to the Behavioral Expectations/Customer Service Standards, demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to insure safe operation of the facility, demonstrates compliance with HIPPA policies and procedures and an understanding of the population served.
Reports to and functions under the general supervision of the Unit Operation Manager.
Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards.”
Operates ultrasonic equipment and performs diagnostic procedures such as abdominal, pelvic, vascular, and intervention sonograms which require the application of ultrasonic technology.
Maintains pertinent records and statistical data.
Reviews patient history and other supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
Explains procedures to patients to assure cooperation and optimum test results; positions patient.
Assists physician in such procedures as needle biopsies, renal biopsies, etc.; scans patient, marls patient’s body, determines angle for puncture while maintaining sterile technique.
Coordinates patient scheduling function with defined parameters.
Coordinates, where applicable, diagnostic instrumentation and personnel within sub-specialty area.
Plans, implements and maintains an appropriate quality assurance performance testing program for diagnostic equipment.
Independently performs, or guides the testing procedures done by others and evaluates test results.
Recommends appropriate maintenance and servicing of instrumentation as determined by image quality and/or performance testing results.
Notifies manager of abnormal variances and initiates service call.
Reports problems, issues and patient/physicians concerns as to the Supervisor or Lead.
Reports serious incidents to Supervisor or Lead that may be a conflict to safety or other thing violating policies and procedures.
Accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital related, medical staff related and patient related data and information.
Accountable for abiding by all relevant hospital and department policies and procedures.
Accountable for quality of imaging and associated documentation.
Satisfactory completion of a formal ultrasound program that meets standards of approval for eligibility of registry by ARDMS Registration is required with 1 year of employment.
Minimum 1-2 years’ experience. Must be a graduate of Allied health training program recognized by the ARDMS. Knowledge of anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, medical terminology. Knowledge of the principles of ultrasound physics and instrumentation. Knowledge of ultrasound imaging and equipment. Knowledge of universal precautions.
English communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Basic computer knowledge.
ARDMS registered or registry eligible
ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A RESUME WITH APPLICATION
- Visa Screen Certificate from CGFNS
- Current Licensed as required by State or national authority and/or certification or board eligible in Mammography by the American Registry of Radiology Technology.
- Maintain ARRT certification in mammography with a minimum of documented 24 hours of continuing education.
- Successfully passed the IELTS Academic Score of: 7 in Speaking / 6.5 Overall (OR) TOEFL Academic Score of: 26 in Speaking / 89 Overall, (OR) Exempt by CGFNS Visa Screen Certificate to be considered for a Visa Sponsorship
- Effective Communication Skills (Verbal & Written)
- Basic Computer Skills