Ultrasound Technologist- Latrobe Hospital- Part Time

Excela Health Latrobe , PA 15650

Posted 2 weeks ago

Produces two dimensional images using ultrasound equipment to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease or malfunction of organs.

Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one's own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela's missions, vision and values.


Essential Functions: Defined as duties specific to the job, that, if removed, would change the entire purpose of the job; to include the Essential Physical Demands and Essential Working Conditions of this position.

I. Core Essential Functions:

  • Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance.

  • Collects pertinent data about the patient and procedure.

  • Reconfirms the patient's identification and verifies the physician's order.

  • Assures the proper screening protocol is completed.

  • Provides information to the patient about the procedure.

  • Verifies the patient has consented to the procedure and answers any questions the patient may have.

  • Provides accurate explanations and instructions at an appropriate time and at a level the patient can understand.

  • Analyzes the information obtained during the assessment phase to determine optimal imaging parameters per diagnosis.

  • Determines whether the patient has been appropriately prepared for the procedure

  • Assesses factors that may contraindicate procedure such as medications and insufficient patient preparation.

  • Selects appropriate ultrasound equipment and scanning techniques based on the age and size of the patient and the objective of the exam to optimize the procedure and minimize patient exposure to acoustic energy

  • Obtains optimum images during scan.

  • Adjusts as needed to better visualize the anatomy or pathology according to established guidelines

  • Sends images to PACS for interpretation by radiologist

  • Takes action based on patient and procedural variances

  • Notifies appropriate healthcare provider when immediate clinical response is necessary based on findings and patient condition

  • Initiates additional scanning techniques for further investigation of area of interest.

  • Collects and documents additional images and patient data as needed.

  • Provides the interpreting physician with a summary of findings according to hospital protocol.

  • Documents information about patient care, exam, and patient history in appropriate record.

  • Verifies correct order is entered into RIS

  • Documents appropriate patient history into PACS system

  • Documents any exceptions from the established guidelines.

  • Completes medication reconciliation documentation according to department guidelines.

  • Facilitates correspondence with all departments to assure procedures are done in a timely manner.

  • Works with centralized scheduling, nursing units and ER to accommodate STAT or ASAP orders.

  • Responds to emergency call per department procedures.

  • Maintains equipment and work station in optimum condition.

  • Performs daily QC on equipment.

  • Assures adequate patient care and office supplies are maintained.

  • Reports equipment malfunction to service provider.

  • Implements downtime procedures when necessary.

  • Coordinates rescheduling of patients during equipment downtime.

  • Initiates established downtime procedures during HIS/RIS and PACS downtime

Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart

II. Specialty Essential Functions:


IV. Marginal Functions: Defined as duties that are not essential in nature and do not take a considerable amount of time to complete (less than 10%).

  • Attends department meetings/reviews minutes as required.

  • Performs other duties as required.

V. Required Skills and

Minimum level of education, skills and abilities necessary in performing the job.


  • Completion of CAAHEP accredited Medical Ultrasound Program

Certification / Licensure / Regulation:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the American Heart Association (CPR and AED) program.

  • Current registry with the American Registry Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in OB/GYNE or Abdomen.

  • The following twelve months must obtain the remaining registry of either the OB/GYNE or Abdomen.

  • Act 73

Prior Experience:

  • None Required

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Medical Terminology

  • Knowledge of basic Office Equipment such as copier, fax machine, etc.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to work independently and in a team setting; creativity in treatment in various settings including inpatient, skilled nursing and outpatient clinics; ability to transition smoothly between various treatment settings; flexibility in scheduling.

  • Sound judgment, problem solving skills, strong oral and written communication skills, ability to follow directions from other team members; works independently assigned duties.

  • Ability to communicate with all members of the health care team

  • Independent thinking and decision-making ability

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments

  • Basic working knowledge of computers and office equipment

Preferred Factor:

These are job related enhancements that are preferred or would benefit the performance outcome of the job but are not essential or required for the job to exist.

  • One year of ultrasound experience preferred & Vascular Certification

The above job descriptive information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as an employee may be assigned other duties other than described in this document.

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2="" reps/shift="" sedentary="" work="" -="" exerting="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally.="" light="" work="" -="" exerting="" up="" to="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" a="" negligible="" amount="" of="" force="" constantly.="" medium="" work="" -="" exerting="" 20="" to="" 50="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" 10="" to="" 25="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" greater="" than="" negligible="" up="" to="" 10="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally.="" heavy="" work="" -="" exerting="" 50="" to="" 100="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" 25="" to="" 50="" pounds="" of="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" 10="" to="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" constantly.="" very="" heavy="" work="" -="" exerting="" in="" excess="" of="" 100="" pounds="" of="" force="" occasionally,="" and/or="" in="" excess="" of="" 50="" pounds="" or="" force="" frequently,="" and/or="" in="" excess="" of="" 20="" pounds="" of="" force="" constantly="" to="" move="" objects.="" working="" conditions:="" never="" use="" of="" vibrating="" tools="" operates="" vehicle="" operates="" heavy="" equipment="" extreme="" cold="" extreme="" heat="" heights="" confined="" spaces-cramped="" quarters="" (labeled)="" extreme="" noise="" (="" /> 85 dB)


Mechanical Hazards


Overtime (more than 8 hrs. /shift, 40 hours/week)


Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

Rotates all shifts
8 hour shifts
10 - 12 hour shifts

On Call

Protective Equipment:




Respirator-Breathing Equipment


Head (hard hat)

Feet, Toes





Occupational Exposures:



Paints (direct use of)

Dust (Sanding)

Ethylene Oxide

Chemicals (direct use of)


Wax Stripper (direct use of)



Ionizing Radiation



Cytotoxic Drugs (Chemo)


Blood and Body Fluids

Latex (Rubber, erasers, balloons, gloves, rubber bands, etc.)

VII. Essential Physical Conditions:


Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift


Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or < 2="" reps/shift="" physical="" demands:="" never="" climbing="" ladders="" kneeling="" rarely="" squatting="" (crouching)="" climbing="" stairs="" occasionally="" bending="" (stooping)="" sitting="" use="" of="" forceful="" hand="" grasp="" frequently="" fine="" finger="" manipulation="" hand="" arm="" coordination="" pushing="" pulling="" walking="" standing="" keyboard/computer="" operation="" sensory="" requirements:="" constantly="" seeing="" near-with="" acuity="" feeling="" (sensation)="" color="" vision="" over="" shoulder="" work:="" occasionally="" reaching="" above="" shoulder="" level="" frequently="" pulling="" or="" pushing="" objects="" overhead="" lifting:="" floor="" to="" standing="" position:="" never="" 30="" -="" 49="" pounds="" 50="" pounds="" /> 50 pounds

20 - 29 pounds

10 - 19 pounds

Lifting: waist to shoulder level:

30 - 49 pounds
50 pounds

50 pounds

20 - 29 pounds

10 - 19 pounds

Lifting: shoulder to overhead:

20 - 29 pounds
30 - 49 pounds
50 pounds

50 pounds

10 - 19 pounds

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