Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS/ARRT)

Date Posted
10/02/2018

City
JBER

State
AK

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

 
Job Description

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS/ARRT)

Includes, but not limited to: Angiography Technologists; Breast Sonographer; Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer; Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer; Registered Vascular Technologist; Registered Musculoskeletal Sonographer

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree: Certificate.
  • Education: Graduate from an academic program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Certification: Certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in the specialty identified.
  • Experience: One year of experience as a sonographer in the specialty area

Core Duties:

  • Correlate the patient's clinical history with the requested examination to be performed and obtain the results from previous pertinent diagnostic tests to correlate with the ultrasound study.
  • Consult with staff physicians from a variety of specialties such as obstetrics, gynecology, cardiology and surgery regarding the patient's pertinent past medical history, preliminary diagnosis, and condition so it correlates with the ultrasound examination.
  • Recognize normal anatomic variants. Also, recognize anatomic changes created by medical and surgical procedures.
  • Document arrival, departure, and completed tests as required by MTF policy. Send appropriate image series to the radiologist for reading according to MTF protocol.
  • Perform system warm ups, calibrations and quality control tasks according to manufacturer and MTF policy. Recognize artifacts and equipment errors and notify designated Government personnel of outlying values.
  • Explain process to patient, and instructs and assists patient in assuming physical position for examination.
  • Assist in the compiling and archiving of records for procedures performed
  • Observe and report to the radiologist any symptoms which have direct bearing on the patient's condition as a result of adverse reaction to contrast media and inform the radiologist of any condition requiring his/her attention. Recognize the need for and initiate emergency measures for critical situations such as respiratory or cardiac arrest.
  • Identify abnormalities during testing and determine need for additional scans of affected area.
  • Perform a full range of diagnostic ultrasonic examinations as appropriate to the discipline specified in the TO.


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