Ultrasound Technologist

Date Posted
12/29/2017

City
Fort Belvoir

State
VA

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

 
Job Description
JOB SUMMARY:

The Ultrasound Technologist will perform their assigned duties with regard to all admitted patients, outpatients, and eligible beneficiaries regardless of underlying disease process or physical conditions. He/She will perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations utilizing the appropriate ultrasound equipment. Be responsible for the independent operation of the appropriate ultrasound equipment and for communicating examination results. Uses cognitive Sonography skills to identify, locate, evaluate, and record data as appropriate.

SPECIFIC DUTIES/TASKS include but not limited to:
  • The Sonographer shall perform at minimum the following examinations independently:
    • Abdominal (complete, RUQ, and the abdominal wall) Examinations
    • Aorta Abdominal/Iliac Examinations
    • Breast Ultrasound Examinations - (Technologist assigned to Mammography Dept)
    • Carotid Examinations
    • Doppler Vein Extremity Examinations
    • Endovaginal Examinations
    • Extremity (between the groin and knee, upper and lower venous extremity) Examinations
    • Gall Bladder Examinations
    • Popliteal Examinations
    • Liver Examinations
    • Single/Multiple Gestation Examinations
    • Neck Examinations
    • Pelvic Examinations
    • Renal/Bladder Examinations
    • Spleen Examinations
    • Testicular Examinations
    • Thyroid Examinations
  • Independently differentiates between normal and pathologic structures.
  • Consults medical history ensuring appropriateness of examination.
  • Schedules, coordinates, and records examination results.
  • Prepares and maintains operational logs.
  • Calibrates and maintains equipment, orders supplies as needed.
  • Be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety and well being of all patients in the Sonography area and addresses problems/concerns of patient care as they arise.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALFICIATIONS:
  • Possess a minimum of two (2) years experience in ultrasound
  • Be registered in ultrasound as recognized through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ADRMS)
  • Have and maintain a valid, unrestricted and unencumbered ultrasound license in one of the 50 states in the U.S., the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Possess a minimum of one (1) year experience in hands-on clinical applications within the past two year in the hospital setting
  • Possess basic understanding of computer use keyboarding. Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH) uses electronic medical records
  • Maintain current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Certified through the American Heart Association/American Red Cross

 
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