Under the supervision of the Ultrasound Supervisor and the clinical direction of the radiologist and/or cardiologist, independently performs ultrasound examinations using specialized equipment; performs some invasive patient procedures; reviews studies for overall quality; uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare technical impressions on studies submitted to radiologist/cardiologist for interpretation; performs record keeping and computerized image archiving.
- Collects relevant information regarding patient identification, procedure, appropriateness for indicated signs and symptoms, pregnancy status, patient preparation, contraindications, safety screenings, and patient assessment.
- Analyzes information to safely and accurately provide care according to established policies, protocols and guidelines for patient safety.
- Provides patient education by explaining procedures and giving instructions at a level the patient can understand.
- Addresses patient’s questions and concerns.
- Verifies patient informed consent (procedure, contrast and radiopharmaceutical) when indicated.
- Refers questions about outcomes, diagnosis, treatment or prognosis to patient’s physician.
- Provides appropriate information to individuals involved in the patient’s care.
- Performs exam accurately by following the policies and procedures.
- Evaluates the patient study in a timely, accurate and comprehensive manner to determine if the intended outcome was achieved.
- Documents all required components of patient care.
- Accurately performs quality control procedures to maintain regulatory standards and accrediting requirements.
- Adheres to equipment safety standards and identifies and appropriately reports variances and concerns.
- Graduated from accredited Radiological Technologist Program Registered ARRT (R) (S) and/or registered vascular technologist (RVT) and/or registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer (RDCS) through ARDMS (requiring two of the three credentials)
- BLS certification required or must complete
- BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment
- Additional certification may be required for certain patient care settings or populations. Specific information and the timeframe in which such certification must be attained will be provided by the department director/manager/supervisor at time of hire/transfer into department.
- Graduate of an ultrasound program or graduate of an accredited Radiological Technologist Program with on-the-job ultrasound training or certified in ultrasound obtained through on-the-job training.
HaysMed is an Equal Opportunity Employer.