Performs sonography in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.
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. (50%)
Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation. (20%)
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. (15%)
Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters. Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary. (15%)
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associate s Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year of experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Registered as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or registered as a Technologist (RT) and certified in sonography (S) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required within 12 months of hire
1 year of ultrasound experience.
For specialty groups, 1 year of that specialty ultrasound experience.
For maternal fetal medicine, 1 year OB/GYN experience.
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