Works under the supervision of the Supervisor of Mammography. The Ultrasound technologist’s primary job function is to perform and record diagnostic ultrasound imaging studies according to regulatory and departmental protocols. Is responsible for ensuring patient privacy and confidentiality of records. Performs other duties as assigned.
GED/High School Diploma required. Associate’s Degree in Radiology and/or
Diagnostic Medical Sonography program required. ADMS or RDMS registry eligible.
ARDMS preferred, must become registered within one year of hire. BLS within 90 day introductory required.
Prefer one to two years previous ultrasound experience through an accredited ultrasound program, or successful completion of in- house cross training.
D. Interpersonal Skills
Excellent interpersonal skills necessary tin communicating positively and courteously with patients, patient’s families, physicians, and co-workers. Ability to explain procedures, allay apprehensions, and to discuss test results with physicians.
E. Essential Technical/Motor Skills
Hand/eye coordination in order to perform examinations using complex equipment requiring precise calibrations.
F. Essential Physical Requirements
Ability to maneuver heavy equipment and/or patients to perform exams.
G. Essential Mental Requirements
Must be able to determine normal v. abnormal anatomy and disease processes. Must be able to analyze number, ratios, indexes according to protocol. Requires higher levels of mental faculties accompanied by short and long term memory.
H. Essential Sensory Requirements
Ability to utilize sight to perform procedures and interpret results. Ability to distinguish color doppler and spectral data.
I. Exposure to Hazards
Chemicals, and sharps. Normal patient environment with occasional exposure to dust and odors. Frequently exposed to noise. May be exposed to infectious diseases, body fluids, and aggressive visitors.