Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Ultrasound Technologist will perform a wide range of
ultrasound exams, such as general ultrasound, breast, OB/GYN,
vascular, and other ultrasound exams on incoming patients. The
person in this position responds to patient questions and concerns
regarding exam procedures and processes, while maintaining
appropriate confidentiality regarding personal health information,
including but not limited to, patient diagnosis, health history,
demographics, and referral information. This person is responsible
for all paperwork associated with technical procedures and responds
to physician questions and needs regarding patient procedures. Some
technologists may work under the direct medical supervision of a
physician during certain procedures.
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Performs all ultrasound procedures in strict accordance with
currently approved practices as outlined in department policy and
procedure manuals, complying with all applicable federal, state,
local and other regulatory requirements.
- Assists radiologists with ultrasound-guided biopsies and
procedures if needed.
- Communicates to the patient the nature of the procedure and
answers questions clarifying the procedure for the patient.
- Assures patients rights and privacy are maintained.
- Responsible for proper documentation and maintenance of all
required department records.
- Performs all quality control testing as required.
- Assists in the transporting of patients.
- Makes suggestions to improve work methods.
- Provides orientation and training to new sonographers as
- Performs other related duties incidental to the work
- Produces high quality diagnostic images in a timely manner
while providing excellent patient care.
- Treats patients and customers, including family members or care
providers that may accompany the patient, with courtesy,
professionalism and respect.
- Monitors patients' well-being during exam; recognizes patient
discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action.
- Understands the methods used to generate ultrasound data and
the theory and operation of the instruments that detect, display,
and store the acoustic information generated in clinical
- Understands the potential bio-effects associated with
- Checks patient history, and obtains appropriate signed waivers,
- Consults with radiologist when necessary to determine
appropriate scanning procedure.
- Completes all paperwork and exam reports associated with
- Responds to physician questions and needs regarding patient
- Checks referral for appropriate study based on patient
- Keeps ultrasound exam rooms and dressing booths clean and
properly stocked with supplies.
- Assures room is ready prior to the patient entering the room
(i.e. equipment is operable, all supplies are readily available,
and has been appropriately cleaned and prepped).
- Handles delicate situations (fetal demise, cancerous pathology,
etc.) in a supportive and empathetic manner ("good bedside
manner"), while maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding
exam outcomes or potential issues.
- Keeps patient schedule and accommodates add-on patients when
- Communicates delays or changes in the schedule to the
- Exercises sound judgment regarding image quality; seeks
guidance from radiologist if concerned about what scan reveals and
obtains prior approval before doing additional scans/views in order
to better diagnose the patient's possible pathology.
- Releases patient with proper follow-up information.
- Monitors patient library and print films and burns CDs as
- Guides patients through a sometimes difficult process by kindly
talking them through the steps and answering their questions and
concerns regarding exam procedures and processes.
- Participates in projects and completes other tasks as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of all duties,
responsibilities, and requirements of the position described above.
Other functions may be assigned and Management retains the right to
add or change duties at any time.
Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience
- Must have current ARRT(S), ARDMS certifications or ARDMS
- Requires a high school diploma or GED.
- CPR certification required.
- Maintain license, continuing education, and experience in
accordance with state, federal, and regulatory agencies' rules and
- Ability to relate to the public in a professional and courteous
manner, understanding the objectives of the organization,
regardless of racial, ethnic, religion, sexual orientation, gender,
mental/physical health, age, economic status, etc.
- Familiarity with and ability to use specialized equipment.
- Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and
- Possesses and utilizes excellent customer service skills,
strong written and verbal communications skills, and other medical
- Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to interact
effectively with doctors, patients, vendors, peers, staff and
- The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated
by successful completion of an accredited ultrasound program; state
and federal licenses (as applicable), and appropriate registrations
- Communicates, cooperates, and consistently functions
professionally and harmoniously with all levels of supervision,
co-workers, patients, visitors, and vendors.
- Maintains CEUs and licensing as needed in order to maintain a
high level of skill in technical capabilities.
- Follows OSHA regulations, RadNet and site protocols, policies,
- Follows HIPAA, compliance, privacy, safety, and confidentiality
standards at all times.
- Practices universal safety precautions.
- Promotes good public relations on the phone and in person.
- Adapts and is willing to learn new tasks, methods, and
This position often requires sitting, standing, walking,
bending, twisting reaching with hands and arms, using hands and
fingers, handling, speaking, listening, and cognitive thinking.
Also, must be able to lift over 50 pounds, occasionally. All
employees are to assist and participate as members of a lift
assistance team (for special accommodation patients or any patient
requiring assistance onto a table or equipment placement) to
initiate or complete an exam or procedure.
Technologists work in an outpatient medical office setting with
low to moderate noise level.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
- This position does not meet the criteria for exemption from the
provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act; thus you will be
eligible to receive overtime compensation, as appropriate. Overtime
requires prior approval from your supervisor.
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