Performs ultrasound procedures in accordance with established safety and quality standards and the special needs of patients.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
- Performs ultrasound diagnostic procedures and routine ultrasound procedures within the designated time frame and in accordance with the established quality standards and needs of the department.
- Participates in performing biopsies of various organs and in preparing patients for specific procedures.
- Confers with the department supervisor to report problems relative to equipment, staffing and productivity and makes recommendations on personnel matters within an assigned area.
- Obtains pertinent clinical data prior to sonographic examination, supervises the preparation of patients and records significant data.
- Conducts daily calibration checks in the adjustment and maintenance of ultrasound and peripheral equipment and records results.
- Maintains daily activities log and procedure manual; complies data and issues monthly reports as required.
- Ensures compliance with AAD safety policies and procedures; maintains cleanliness and sanitation standards in the work area.
- Assists in the clinical instruction of technologists and students when needed.
- Monitors supplies in assigned work area and notifies manager when shortages occur. Assures to stock assigned area during each shift and monitor expiration of time sensitive supplies and takes appropriate action when needed.
- Maintains current license, CME's and participates in various applicable educational activities as per regulatory/requirements.
- Successful completion of a one-year program in ultrasound technology.
- Certification in physics, abdomen-pelvis, Ob-Gyn by the Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS). Recommend additional registry in one of the following: neonatal heads or vascular.
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
- Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer required
- American Registry of Radiologic preferred
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will not be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands –
Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.