The Ultrasound Technologist performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations on patients of all ages, for subsequent evaluation and treatment by the attending physician.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.
Visionary Leadership - Inspires respect and trust.
Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
Judgment - Makes timely decisions.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
Satisfactory completion of RVT or RDMS certification examination.
Two (2) years of experience in vascular or general imaging preferred, but not required.
Maintain continuing education as specified by the A.R.D.M.S.
Preferred Qualifications: Satisfactory completion of RDMS certification examination, with vascular experience preferred.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Ability to work at a technical level, using vascular/general ultrasound equipment to produce high quality test results.
Independently perform general, soft tissue, abdomen, small part, and vascular ultrasound evaluations on adult patients.
Recognize normal and abnormal vascular/general anatomy and physiology.
Monitor and identify patient care needs and respond appropriately.
Provide patient education at an appropriate level for each patient.
Maintain open communication with the physicians and other staff as needed.
Perform routine cleaning and quality checks on vascular/general equipment.
Order supplies and schedule maintenance on the equipment.
Maintain an orderly and clean work area.
Complete test results, assuring quality standards are achieved, and provide to physicians in a timely manner. Able to generate a preliminary report.
Follow safety procedures in compliance with OSHA and state health department guidelines.
Assist physicians with non-invasive, invasive or Doppler procedures.
Recognize basic equipment malfunction and contact the Technical Director/supervisor.
No required call.
Other duties may be assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk. The employee is occasionally required to site and stoop, kneel or crouch the employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
May have exposure to patients with communicable diseases as well as exposure to CRT’s and UV rays from computers.
This position involves an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or for a potential spill or splashes of same. Every employee is required to use appropriate protective measures and to strictly adhere to all safety guidelines and protocols regarding Blood Borne Pathogens precautions.