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The Offsite Ultrasound Technologist, under the general supervision of the Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Ultrasound Supervisor, assists the Radiologist in diagnosis and treatment of patients by performing ultrasounds of excellent imaging quality.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Ultrasound technologists must follow physicians’ orders precisely and conform to regulations.
2. Prepare and assist patients for ultrasound procedures as requested by a physician.
3. Obtains essential information from patients, medical records, and previous scans for clinical correlation.
4. Verify proper patient identification on the study and route it to PACS.
5. Helps patient transfer to the sono exam table and ensures adequate immobilization to perform the scan.
6. Performs patient care tasks eg. removing excess gel from patient.
7. Operate the equipment to acquire a variety of imaging results.
8. Obtain diagnostic sonographic images by scanning the appropriate body part of the patient.
9. Maintains a daily log of patients seen
10. Monitor patient reaction to treatment and changes in physical or mental status, reporting change to the appropriate person.
11. Provide patient care with dignity and respect for the individual. Educate patients about the procedures to be performed including Biopsy procedures.
12. Practice sterile technique and prevent cross contamination.
13. Obtain optimum quality images through the use of proper anatomical positioning, probe and frequency selection as designed by the radiologists.
14. Observe and follow safety procedures including universal precautions.
15. Carry out quality control checks on equipment, reporting deficiencies to proper personnel for action.
16. Keep familiar with changes regarding technology and safety for self, patients, and visitors.
17. Place the demographic information in the reading room for interpretation.
18. Process studies onto CD or Film format for patient study requests while maintaining proper HIPPA compliance.
19. Maintain cleanliness of equipment and working area.
20. Maintain familiarity of the emergency drugs and equipment's location.
21. Maintain familiarity with the departments booking, scheduling, duplication, and PACS systems.
22. Maintain professional and technical knowledge through training and fulfillment of continuing education requirements. Ability to maintain a great knowledge in cross section anatomy, proper positioning skills, and appropriate utilization of scanning techniques.
23. Proficient in a variety of routine procedures and applications.
24. Ability to maintain continuing education credits and professional licenses required by the New York State Department of Health and ARDMS.
25. Promote and follow institutional policies, rules, and regulations.
26. Execution of related duties as necessary or as assigned.
27. Must be able to work independently and demonstrate flexibility in work assignments.
28. Demonstrate commitment of total quality management and the tenets of service excellence by acting in accordance with the organizational mission at all times.
HS/GED and Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
No experience required.