The Echo Ultrasound Technician performs diagnostic sonography examinations utilizing ultrasonic equipment in various modes and techniques to locate, evaluate and record pertinent anatomical, pathological and functional data.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs diagnostic procedures applying prescribed methods of ultrasound technique.
- Produces diagnostic images using Doppler, abdominal or other ultrasound.
- Selects transducer and adjust equipment controls according to organ to be examined, depth of field and other specifications of test.
- Explains procedures to patients so they are well informed regarding the examination and address any of their concerns.
- Keys in test data and patient information into computer to maintain records of test results.
- Assists physician with ultrasound guided biopsies and/or invasive procedures.
- Maintains and calibrate equipment to insure accuracy of results.
- Updates all medical records to insure accuracy.
- Utilizes knowledge of age specific needs of patient in performance of duties and responsibilities.
- Orients and mentor new staff members.
- Provides a safe environment for administering contrast material.
- Monitors quality control to assure accuracy of examination.
- Assists with transporting patients to and from room.
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
- Explains procedure to patients so they may understand what is being done to them.
- Prepares preliminary ultrasound report for physician.
Other duties as assigned and modified at manager’s discretion.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Current RDMS or must be registry eligible and registered within one year of eligibility.
- Current state licensure or permit to practice medical imagining.
- Current Certification in Basic Life Support.
- Minimum two years working as an Imaging Tech.
- Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
- Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs.
Additional Job Description
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE CRITERIA:
- Bachelor’s degree a big plus.
- Minimum eight (8) years of experience.
- Used to an environment where there is indirect management (vs direct management responsibility).
- Graduate of an accredited program for Radiographers or Ultra sound sonographers.