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Perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations for subsequent evaluation and treatment by an attending physician. Diagnostic Imaging: Ages of patients served includes newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Testing and Triage: Ages of patients served includes adolescent and adult groups. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
PATIENT CARE - Perform ultrasound techniques and examinations including abdominal, obstetric, gynecological, small parts, and minor surgical procedures
PATIENT CARE - Position and transfer patients comfortably
PATIENT CARE - Select and operate equipment; select proper technical factors based on individual patient needs assessment
PATIENT CARE - Obtain patient history and clinical data for correlation with sonogram; maintain records of examination data and other pertinent information on patient
SCHEDULING - Schedule cases to coordinate with other patient exams
PATIENT CARE - Assist physician in administering medicines as required
ENVIRONMENT - Maintain aseptic work area; maintain adequate supply levels
FILMS - Develop films by automatic processing; evaluate sonograms for technical quality
QUALITY - Perform quality assurance tasks in calibrating and adjusting equipment
SUPPLIES - Assist designated supervisor in monitoring inventory
TRAINING - Educate staff in didactic and/or clinical techniques of diagnostic sonography
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Associate's Degree in related discipline
Allied Health and Accreditation program graduate or equivalent
NM Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program Licensure (NMMIRT)
(ARDMS) American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Ultrasound Certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Physical Demands Requirements:
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 constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
May be required or is required to perform on-call duties
Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals, dangerous equipment and/or materials requiring basic safety precautions