Ultrasound Technologist

Performs all ultrasound procedures in strict accordance with currently approved practices as outlined in department policy and procedure manuals and complies with all applicable federal, state, local and other regulatory requirements.
Assists radiologists with ultrasound-guided biopsies and procedures if needed.
Communicates to the patient the nature of the procedure and answers questions clarifying the procedure for the patient.
Assures patients rights and privacy are maintained.
Responsible for proper documentation and maintenance of all required department records.
Performs all quality control as required.
Wears appropriate exposure-monitoring devices at all times when in the radiology department.
Assists in the transporting of patients.
Assist and participate as members of lift teams when necessary for special accommodation patients
Make suggestions to improve work methods.
Train new employees.
Produces high quality diagnostic images in a timely manner while providing excellent patient care.
Treats patients and customers including family members, or care providers that may accompany the patient with courtesy, professionalism and respect.
Administers oral, rectal, and IV contrast as needed, in a safe and effective manner.
Monitors patient's well being during scans; recognizes patient discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action.
Understands and uses the scales, field of view, gain, voltage, amps and other adjustments and factors on the equipment in order to produce high quality images.
Uses ALARA concept to minimize patient radiation doses. Document and report any over-exposure and advise management immediately.
Checks patient history, and obtains signed waiver, if necessary.
Screens patients for contraindications to iodinated contrast injection.
Consults with Radiologist when necessary to determine appropriate scanning procedure.
Completes all paperwork and exam report associated with technical procedures.
Responds to physician questions and needs regarding patient procedures.
Checks referral for appropriate study based on patient history.
Assures room is ready prior to the patient entering the room (i.e. Equipment is operable, all supplies are readily available, and has been appropriately cleaned and prepped).
Handles delicate situations (fetal demise, cancerous pathology, etc.) in a supportive and empathetic manner ("good bedside manner") while maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding exam outcomes or potential issues.
Keeps patient schedule and accommodates add-on patients when requested.
Communicates delays or changes in the schedule to the appropriate person(s).
Exercises sound judgment regarding image quality; seeks guidance from radiologist if concerned about what scan reveals and obtains prior approval before doing additional scans/views in order to better diagnose the patient's possible pathology;
Releases patient with proper follow-up information.
Monitors Patient Library and print films as needed.
Conducts daily and monthly QA testing.
Guides patients through this sometimes difficult process by kindly talking them through the steps and answering their questions and concerns regarding exam procedures and process.
Responds to physician questions and needs regarding patient procedures.
Participates in projects and complete other tasks as assigned by management.
Must have current ARRT(S) + ARDMS Registry Eligible certifications.
A high school diploma or GED is required.
A CPR certification is required.
Maintains license and continuing education in accordance with state, federal, and regulatory agencies' rules and regulations.
Ability to relate to the public in a professional and courteous manner, understanding the objectives of the organization, regardless of racial, ethnic, religion, sexual orientation, gender, mental/physical health, age, economic status, etc.
Familiarity with and ability to use specialized equipment.
Responds to emergency situations in a calm and appropriate fashion.
The above knowledge, skills, and abilities may be demonstrated by successful completion of an accredited program, state and federal licenses (as applicable), and appropriate registrations and/or certifications.
Possesses excellent customer service skills, strong written and verbal communications skills, and additional medical related knowledge preferred.
Must be detail-oriented and organized, and have the ability to interact effectively with doctors, staff, patients, vendors, peers, and management.
Knowledgeable and professional sonographer who is able to independently perform all outpatient ultrasound procedures with high quality results.
At least one year of recent ultrasound work experience required.
Bilingual (Spanish or Cantonese) language skills are a plus.

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