The Ultrasound Technologist performs diagnostic sonographic examinations utilizing ultrasonic equipment to locate, evaluate, and record critical functional, pathological, and anatomical data. S/he schedules and coordinates tests; records test results, and prepare and maintain operational logs. The Ultrasound Technologist calibrates and maintains equipment and orders supplies when needed.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Prepare examination room, equipment, and materials as needed for patient.
2. Follow prescribed techniques which include, but not limited to, adjustment of equipment; arranged immobilization; and support devices to obtain proper positioning of patient.
3. Observe patient and machine during procedure and report unusual occurrences and record patient’s condition.
4. Maintain adequate inventory of all necessary supplies.
5. Perform general office duties, write reports, (with Radiologist consent), and any deemed necessary to maintain a controlled and functional department.
6. Retain on-call status and rotating shift as required to meet departmental needs.
7. Help maintain quality assurance, quality control, and maintain records as defined in departmental policies.
8. Conduct on-going in-services for Hospital staff regarding patient preparation, length of exam; area of interest, order for exams, etc.
9. Enter and retrieve information from computer, as necessary.
1. Regard safety of patient as a priority in performing procedures.
2. Treat patients in a professional manner.
3. Maintain imaging equipment (make sure equipment is in proper working condition).
4. Keep work area and equipment clean and neat.
5. Clean and disinfect Ultrasound room and equipment before and after patient usage.
6. Collaborate with other departments, as necessary to improve patient outcome.
1. Regular attendance is an essential job function. Maintain acceptable attendance record and consistently report to work on time.
2. Maintain professional work ethic.
3. Perform in a calm and professional manner during crisis or emergency situations.
4. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of an adherence to Hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
5. Maintain Hospital policies and procedures and state and federal requirements on HIPAA/confidentiality.
6. Manage workload efficiently and effectively.
7. Use channels of communication and lines of authority effectively.
8. Seek and achieve competency in new job related routines, procedures, and skills.
9. Meet requirements of attending in-services, educational programs, and staff meetings.
10. Annually complete fire, safety, and emergency trainings.
11. Be familiar with Emergency Preparedness and Safety manual.
12. Perform other related duties as may be deemed necessary for the effective and efficient function of the department.