Ultrasound Technologist

Summary:
Performs complex technical procedures utilizing medical diagnostic ultrasound equipment and an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology to produce diagnostic sonograms. Provides routine ultrasound and vascular services to patients of all ages including neonates children adolescents adults and geriatric patients.

 

Responsibilities:
Demonstrates understanding of Hospital�s Mission Vision and Values. Demonstrates understanding of job description performance expectations and competency assessment plan.
Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer Service Standards.
Complies with department and hospital policies and procedures.

- Reviews policies and procedures
- Reviews Employee Handbook.
Completes mandatory education:
- Hospital-wide
- Department-specific
- Job-specific

Participates in department and interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
Maintains Current CPR Certification
Practices aseptic techniques and infection control procedures.
Conducts visual checks of equipment prior to each use to ensure safe condition.
Introduces self to patient confirms patient�s name date of birth and exam to be done. Prior to exam on in-house patients check order in POM; private patient check for request form.

Explains procedure to the patient:
- Explains exam to adult
- Explains exam to child with adult present

Performs routine abdominal gallbladder renal aorta and spleen exams.
- Adults
- Adolescents
- Children

Provides technical assistance to surgeons/radiologists for:
- Vacuum assisted breast biopsies
- Liver biopsies
- Paracentesis/Thoracentesis
- Cyst aspirations
- FNA Thyroid/Breast Biopsy

Performs routine pelvic ultrasounds on:
- Adults
- Adolescents
- Children

Performs obstetrical studies on adults and adolescents to include:
- Single gestation
- Multiple gestation
- Transvaginal
- Translabial

Assists obstetrician with amniocentesis for single and/or multiple gestation using Indigo Carmen Dye.

Performs small part studies on:
- Breast
- Thyroid
- Testicle

Operates ultrasound equipment with Doppler and Vascular Capabilities:
- Ultrasound Portable Machine
- PVR Machine

Performs the following vascular studies:
- Venous studies
- Vein mappings and graft surveillance
- Doppler and color Doppler venous/arterial studies
- Carotid and subclavian arterial studies
- Doppler upper and lower extremities
- Pressure volume studies

Performs Foley catheterization using sterile technique on:
- Adult
- Child
- Geriatric patient

Provides radiologists with preliminary interpretation and reviews each case with radiologists.
Sets up room and equipment appropriately.
Monitors patient�s condition during examinations.

Utilizes color printer camera for imaging and demonstrates ability to:
- Load film and cartridge
- Trouble shoot errors

Performs check on department crash cart and defibrillator
Demonstrates competency in using digital PACs system for viewing retrieving and merging images
Demonstrates ability to use/trouble shoot Teleradiology and RIS systems
Stocks and cleans work area.
Performs all office functions to include RIS order entries and scheduling.

QA�s and verifies patients in the RIS.

 

Other information:
High school graduation or equivalent and satisfactory completion of allied health training program and two years of ultrasound experience in a clinical setting.
ARDMS registration required for experienced Sonographer new graduates must obtain ARDMS registration within 6 months of new hire date.
Current CPR certification.
Must be able to sit stand and walk1-3 hours lift 50 lbs with good body mechanics twist and bend frequently.
Must be able to use both hands/wrists and perform work with extensive deviation pinching and frequent fine motor skills.
Far and near vision must be accurate at 20/20 with accurate depth perception able to discriminate between red-green and blue-violet.
Must hear whisper at 20 feet.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union


Work Schedule: Days Rotating