Ultrasound Technologist (Registered)/Part Time

Job Description

Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment in the application of non-ionizing, high frequency ultrasonic waves for diagnosis of disease.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Prepares patient for examination
    • Positions patient on examination table for optimum testing procedure and conditions.
    • Explains procedure in easy-to-understand terms based on professional knowledge to relieve patient of pre-testing anxiety.
    • Sets-up equipment to administer the particular procedure in a timely fashion.

  • Performs ultrasound procedures.
    • Recognizes the significance of all structures that are visualized on the oscilloscope and differentiates artifacts from normal or pathological processes in timely manner.
    • Ensures that proper views and images have been obtained and proper techniques have been employed; determines the need for more extensive evaluations beyond preliminary instructions.
  • Obtains pertinent radiological and diagnostic exam reports for the physician necessary for correlation with the ultrasound scan being performed.
    • Consults with referring physician patients previous history and the appropriate ultrasonic procedure that is required.
    • Correlates clinical history to ascertain that the appropriate procedure is performed.
  • Monitors patient condition.
    • Performs direct observation of the patient during the entire examination.
    • Recognizes and promptly reports to the physician, changes in the patients condition and/or motor abnormality complaints by the patient including: fainting discoloration, etc.
  • Maintains records and logs exams performed.
    • Documents accurately the slice location and labels study on the multi-format film.
    • Ensures proper documentation of real-time studies on videotape.
  • Performs minor repairs and frequent calibration checks and adjusts ultrasound equipment, when necessary.
    • Troubleshoots mechanical problems of the equipment by performing minor repairs, as necessary.
    • Recognizes and reports major problems to appropriate personnel to ensure prompt resolution.
  • Maintains control of inventory and purchases of supplies for the assigned area.
    • Checks completeness of purchase order requisitions.
    • Reviews stock levels, storage locations and utilization of film inventories and medical and surgical supplies.
  • Performs related duties, as required.
  • ADA Essential Functions


    • High School diploma or equivalent, required. Graduate of an accredited medical sonography program, required.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics or diagnostic ultrasound and familiarity with pertinent medical/surgical disease, required.
    • Registration required in a specific medical sonography specialty with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) appropriate to the position.
    • Equivalent work experience documented by institutional referral with a minimum of 200 cases in echocardiography and/or other specialty.

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