Produces two dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by Physician in diagnosis of disease and study of malfunction of organs by performing the following duties.
Performs ultrasonic diagnostic procedures of specified body areas by properly positioning patients and locating/scanning areas for interpretation as directed by the physician or radiologist.
Explains procedures to patients and/or family members ensuring cooperation and optimum test results and to reduce anxiety.
Develops film using automatic film processing equipment and assembles all necessary patient information (i.e., history and past films/records). Delivers to Radiologist/Physician for interpretation/review following established procedures.
Prepares or cleans patient rooms by changing linens, stocking supplies, wiping off tables and cleaning equipment, ensuring an efficient and clean working environment.
Assists physicians with such procedures as needle biopsies, renal biopsies, etc. by scanning patient, marking patient's body and determining angle of puncture as requested.
Schedules patients as needed and ensures patients receive adequate service.
Maintain patient information by purging or updating patient film jackets and/or filing reports or film files to ensure accurate patient records.
Maintains ultrasound equipment by performing scheduled cleanings/tests and documents results. Contacts service personnel and notifies supervision of malfunctioning equipment.
Performs other related duties as directed in order to support the achievement of established goals and objectives.
Qualifications: Education: Satisfactory completion of a formal Ultrasound training program or equivalent training as specified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). L icenses/Certification: Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) Registration through the ARDMS (Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) is preferred. Experience: 2 years of Ultrasound experience is preferred.
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