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DIC Ultrasound Tech - Reg - Various Locations/Various Shifts

Req Number 001QYQ
Job Category Nursing Support
Job Description
The DIC Ultrasound Tech, Reg performs a variety of technical procedures that require the application of non-ionizing, high frequency ultrasonic waves for diagnosis of disease.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Obtains pertinent radiological and diagnostic exam reports for the physician, necessary for correlation with the ultrasound scan being performed.
+ Consults with referring radiologist regarding patients previous history and the appropriate ultrasonic procedure that is required;
+ Correlates clinical history to ascertain that the appropriate procedure is performed.
4. Monitors patient condition
+ Performs direct observation of the patient during the entire examination;
+ Recognizes and promptly reports to the physician, changes in the patient?s condition and/or motor abnormality complaints by the patient including: fainting discoloration etc.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Maintains control of inventory and purchases of supplies for 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.
Qualifications
? Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technology program, required.
? Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, required.
? Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics or diagnostic ultrasound and familiarity with pertinent medical/surgical disease, required.
? Previous ultrasound technologist experience, required.


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