- High school diploma
- Completion of an accredited Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology program
- RDMS certification in the following areas: Abdomen and Vascular
- Obtain Certification as a Correctional Health Professional within 6 months of employment
- Basic Life Support/CPR Certification by a nationally recognized organization.
Demonstrate proficiency by performing routine and emergency ultrasounds, including but not limited to arterial, venous and other general tests as requested by physician and in accordance with standard practices. Provide ultrasound service at all necessary locations, working variable shifts, weekends, and providing emergent call coverage as scheduled.
Operate equipment necessary to perform all required procedures and to obtain optimal diagnostic recording; utilize ancillary devices such as selected transducers, as well as scheduling and reporting systems. Maintain equipment in working order, making minor adjustments and repairs. Perform routine cleaning, preventive maintenance, and report any equipment malfunction to radiology management staff.
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Operate ultrasound equipment
- Take vital signs
- Work independently with minimal supervision
- Multi-task efficiently and effectively
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, management and peers
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to manage interactions with difficult people
- Excellent communication skills
- Analyze patient’s medical record to obtain history of symptoms and necessary information for performance of diagnostic procedures.
- Prepare preliminary reports for review and interpretation by physician, including comparison of previous studies.
- Participate in quality improvement activities; evaluate procedure results for technical quality and accuracy; maintain appropriate logs, files, and records.
- Review department performance in relation to established goals, implementing changes to effect outcomes.
- Maintain confidentiality of patients, employees and corporation-related activities.
- Communicate technical and patient care related information according to established processes and timelines.
- Attend Ultrasound and radiology meetings, participate in ultrasound related conferences through attendance, ensuring continuing education and professional growth.
- Cultivate a collaborative and cooperative work environment within department.
- Ability to carry and transport various equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.
- Responsible for transporting all necessary equipment to exam locations.
- Responsible for keeping all company equipment, vehicles and other materials clean.
Pay, Benefits, and Expectations
This position is paid on an hourly basis. Hourly pay commensurate to experience. Schedule is based upon the needs of the department. Variables include patient load, staff vacations, and other needs of the department.
The above description provides the general details considered necessary to depict the principle functions of the position, and shall be constructed as a detailed description of all the work required that may be inherent in the job. This position’s direct supervisor reserves the right to alter/add to/subtract from the above duties, tasks, and responsibilities based on necessity at any time with adequate notice to employee.