Performs sonography in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
1.Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
2.When ordered, prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice. Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate.
3.Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate imaging parameters. Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
4.Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s). Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results. Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patient and repeating procedure. Enters, transmits and reports scan results.
Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Education: Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technologist program.
Licensure, Certification and Registration: Registry eligible and within two years of graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or registered as a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Vascular Technologist (RVT) by The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS or registered as a Technologist (RT) or registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), or registered as a Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Registered Vascular Sonography (RVS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
Memorial Healthcare System