Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment in the application of non-ionizing, high frequency ultrasonic waves for diagnosis of disease.
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.
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.
Obtains pertinent radiological and diagnostic exam reports for the physician necessary for correlation with the ultrasound scan being performed.
Consults with referring physician patients' previous history and the appropriate ultrasonic procedure that is required.
Correlates clinical history to ascertain that the appropriate procedure is performed.
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.
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.
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.
Maintains control of inventory and purchases of supplies for the 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.
ADA Essential Functions
High School diploma or equivalent, required. Graduate of an accredited medical sonography program, required.
Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics or diagnostic ultrasound and familiarity with pertinent medical/surgical disease, required.
Registration required in a specific medical sonography specialty with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) appropriate to the position.
Equivalent work experience documented by institutional referral with a minimum of 200 cases in echocardiography and/or other specialty.
Northern Westchester Hospital