Employment Type: Full-Time
Under the general guidance of the physicians/providers performs a variety of diagnostic ultrasonographic procedures.
Reports to: Director of Imaging Services Receives patients, explains method of procedure and makes sure patient is comfortable. Provides patient services to all ages using imaging modalities. Operates ultrasound equipment to perform clinical diagnostic ultrasound exams and routine invasive procedures according to established standards and practices. Maintains equipment and supplies and organizes work area. Keeps accurate records, helps with scheduling of the ultrasound and keeps patient flow smooth. Obtains brief history and records all pertinent information on finished exams (patient data, dates, views, etc.) Verifies the patient by checking identification arm band and prepares patient for the procedure. Explains the procedure to the patient. Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment and utilization of proper positioning, protocol and techniques to obtain a quality diagnostic image. Identifies normal anatomy and/or unusual findings. Processes the images for radiologist review. Performs other functions as required or assigned.
Minimum Education High School Diploma or Equivalent Required.Successful completion of a formal ultrasound program.Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT, U) or registry eligible (must be obtained within one year of hire) Required Skills Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.One (1) year of direct patient care work experience in ultrasound preferred. Certifications:Basic Life Support (BLS)
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