Ultrasound Technologist PD

Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Lead Ultrasound Technologist and following established procedures performs diagnostic procedures to assist the physician in the diagnostic and treatment of illness and injuries by using ultrasound equipment which uses the principles of sonography to produce images giving size and depth of the tissue being studied.
 

Responsibilities:
Reviews and/or records pertinent history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
Positions patient and instructs patient regarding the procedure in order to obtain and effect the desired diagnostic result specified by the physician.
Conducts scanning procedures using ultrasound equipment; moves scanner over specified body area adjusts equipment to focus and records anatomical pathophysiological data on film.
Assembles all necessary information and film including own impressions of the case and presents them to the physician for interpretation.
Assists physician in procedures such as cyst punctures by confirming the location of the cyst using ultrasound equipment marking on the patient�s body handing instruments and equipment to physician scanning the patient using ultrasound equipment at designated intervals during the procedure taking ultrasound images and cleaning the treatment area upon completion of procedures.
Develops film using automatic film processing equipment.
Reviews daily procedures and schedules examinations notifies transport service to ensure that patients are transported to the area for examination.
Orders pick up and stores supplies required for ultrasound procedures.
Provides for clinical experience of diagnostic medical sonography students instructing and guiding students through ultrasound procedures.
Provides on the job instruction to employees in ultrasound procedures. May provide instruction to individuals outside the department.

Other information:

BASIC KNOWLEDGE:
Two years of formal training in an accredited School of Radiologic Technology or four years experience as a diagnostic medical sonographer.
Ability to operate ultrasound equipment lifts and moves patients into correct position.
Analytical skills to determine best method of obtaining the desired results.
Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional stress as well as staff members and physicians.
For employees hired or transferred to Ultrasound Technologist after August 1 1996 must take and pass the abdominal examination within 12 months of employment and the physics portion of the ARDMS examination within 18 months.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

EXPERIENCE:
Twelve months training in ultrasonography through accredited ultrasound program or the criteria set forth by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and eligibility to sit for the board examination.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Generally good with some exposure to radiation but there is little chance of injury when established safety precautions are followed.
Frequent standing and lifting and positioning of patients is required.
Some visual strain due to working in dimly-lighted rooms and observing viewing screens.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

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Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 3

 

Union: UNAP


Work Schedule: Per Diem as needed