ResponsibilitiesProduce diagnostic images and hemodynamic testing of the
human anatomy utilizing both stationary and portable ultrasound equipment.
Record patient images via appropriate archival media, transfer images as
needed. Review clinical information regarding patient along with images with
the Radiologist. Achieve images onto appropriate media, follow UCLA Radiology
Department’s verification process, and maintain accurate up-to-date records of
procedures performed. Maintain departmental quality standards. Explain to
fellows, residents, and new employee the methods of scanning and equipment
operations when directed. Practice sterile techniques, maintain aseptic
conditions and use universal precautions at all times. Perform first aid on
patients to maintain patient’s health until further assistance arrives.
Exercise strict patient confidentiality. Monitor patient’s
comfort while in the ultrasound department. Demonstrate a professional attitude
by being courteous towards patients, co-workers, and physicians. Review
Radiology request for appropriateness. Coordinate exams with other services as
needed. Coordinate transfer of patient to the observation area as needed.
Communicate with Nursing units’ pertinent patient information. Perform various
types of ultrasound exams according to departmental protocol. Follow
departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Commitment to customer service
and Health Systems C-ICARE initiative.
Float between all
UCLA Health Department of Radiology ultrasound locations. Adhere to on-call,
holiday, and weekend schedules as prepared by the manager. Participate in
rotating shifts as required.
requisitions are properly completed. Initiate proper requests for required
maintenance or repair of equipment. Inspect all devices for damage and ensure
they are operating within accepted parameters. Maintain accurate record of all
supplies used and initiate orders to maintain supply par levels. Maintain work
area in a clean and orderly fashion. Comply with Medical Center health and
infection control policies. Comply with personnel standards in employee and
technologist handbooks. Adhere to departmental attendance and tardiness
policies. Comply with sonographers Code of Practice. . Graduate of CAAHAP
school is preferred. Must maintain Active RDMS certification in one specialty,
i.e. Abdomen or OB-GYN.
QualificationsAbility to accept and carry out oral and written instructions
Skill in performing daily tasks independently, while working as part of
a team, within a demanding environment.
Ability to promote team ownership of a project and avoid personal
Ability to prioritize work, handling multiple tasks to completion,
within the time allotted.
Excellent interpersonal skills effectively and diplomatically with
patients, visitors, hospital staff, physicians, and other outside offices both
in person and over the phone.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with persons of
various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly in English, using appropriate
vocabulary and grammar.
Skill in reading documents written in Standard English, including (but
not limited to) requisitions, medical, documents, and policy and procedure
manuals technical and operator equipment manual.
Knowledge of medical terminology, with ability to distinguish between-
types of procedures within the assigned department(s) and medical diagnoses.
Telephone manners and skills to handle heavy telephone lines with
courtesy and tact.
Excellent skill in performing under the stress of frequent
interruptions and/or distractions.
Ability to respond efficiently to expressed needs of referring
services, physicians and patients.
Ability to be courteous, professional and diplomatic in any given
situation, particularly with patients who are anxious and agitated.
Ability to be flexible with working hours given adequate notice.
Demonstrate consistent professional appearance.
Skill in employing independent decision making while performing various
Ability to respond appropriately to emergencies.
Understand the requirements of the EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment
and Active Labor Act).
Ability to identify and recognize contraindications for exams. (Radiology Only)
Ability to adapt to advancement and changing technology.
Ability to show attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness.
Ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships
with all levels of staff.
Basic typing skills to
input various data into Information systems.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.