The DIC Ultrasound Technologist – Registered 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.
· 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.