New Grads-Ultrasound Tech-Unregistered-Part Time
Company: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)
Posted on: January 5, 2020
Reports to and functions under the general supervision of the
Department Manager. Operates ultrasound equipment and performs all
diagnostic examinations per protocols. Understands and applies
ultrasound technology for patient care, maintains pertinent
Position will be upgraded to Ultrasound Technologist: Registered
upon achievement of registration and at the completion of two (2)
years hospital-based ultrasound experience.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts scanning process using ultrasound equipment, move
transducer over specified body area, adjusting equipment to produce
optimum image, records digital images as directed for radiologist
o Reviews patient history and other supporting clinical data to
facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
o Explains procedures to patients to assure cooperation and
understanding of exam.
o Selects appropriate transducer depending upon area of interest
and depth of field.
o Positions patient for optimal results as required per exam.
o Reschedules exams, as necessary, due to poor prep, etc.
QCs images and ensures that images are transferred to PACS and
available for radiologist interpretation.
Assembles all necessary information and diagnostic images for
Radiologist-exam completed in the RIS, NOTES, report impression as
Assists physician in such procedures as interventional procedures,
etc., scans patient, marks patient's body, determines angle for
puncture while maintaining sterile technique.
Maintains a high standard of professionalism at all times.
Actively supports Mission, Vision and Values and departmental
Maintains a clean and neat working area (i.e. clean laundry bags,
counters, cabinets, machines, etc.).
Ensures cleanliness of all probes, including appropriate high-level
disinfectant technique for endocavity probes.
May oversee, instruct and orientate various and new personnel
within the department (e.g.,mentoring and training to students as
Works effectively under pressure and remains respectful of all.
Able to work effectively and efficiently alone or as part of the
Provides emergency on-call as needed or required.
Performs all other duties as directed.
ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS:
Able to demonstrate adequate technical skills and judgment to
function unsupervised during on-call, second shift, and weekend
Must have adequate interpersonal skills to interact effectively
with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional
Must possess analytical abilities necessary to acquire and
effectively utilize knowledge of imaging processes, techniques and
Ability to adapt to changing pace within the department, frequent
Present a positive attitude and a professional appearance.
Comprehensive understanding of computer operations relating to
patient information and management (CPSI, PACs etc.).
Willingness to adapt to diverse roles as a member of the department
Must adhere to safety standard established by the hospital and
Ability to relay information concisely to department manager,
radiologist, staff, patients and other hospital personnel.
Communication skills sufficient to resolve conflicts, and relay
information concisely to department manager, radiologist, staff,
patients and other hospital personnel.
Ability to provide compassionate care to patients.
Ability to recognize emergency situations and respond
Ability to lift over 5 lbs and has knowledge of and practices
proper body mechanics-ergonomics.
Must be able to speak, read and write English.
Must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the principles of growth
and development of patients of all age groups. Must demonstrate the
knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the
age of the patients served on the assigned unit.
Proficient in use of all equipment: Philips scanner
CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Certificate of successful completion of a DMS program.
Completion of clinical experience required.
RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) or ARDMS (American
Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) eligible and registered
within 6 months of hire.
Regular workweek in which additional hours are often required
Flexibility of work schedule (i.e. hours/ days)
Position requires frequent on-call work
Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared
Must be available to work overtime as needed to complete all job
The hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.
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