Ultrasound Technician

Full Time
Miami, Fl
Posted 11 months ago

Ultrasound Technician: Description


 

Ultrasound Technicians are directly involved in patient care, helping physicians diagnose and detect diseases and other medical concerns. Responsible for using the ultrasound equipment to help visualize internal anatomy functions. Their duties include calibrating and manipulating ultrasound equipment to conduct appointments, taking pictures or videos of potential abnormalities and discreetly notifying medical personnel if they identify something concerning.

  • Use sonographic equipment to identify and observe the area(s) of concern.
  • Prepare the exam room for examinations and ultrasound procedure.
  • Report to the appropriate medical staff of any abnormalities that require immediate attention.
  • Maintain sonography equipment and report machinery failure.
  • Conduct scan tests and write reports based on the results.
  • Use the ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Manage several patients and priorities and be able to adapt to a fast-paced work environment
  • Work under minimal supervision and cooperate with other team members.
  • Manage multiple priorities and projects, and display flexibility in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Display good work ethic and friendly and cheerful disposition.
  • Pursue professional development for the continual improvement of patient care.
  • Works with calibration company for annual inspections.
  • Communicate with referring primary care physician and discuss case.
  • Keep clear records through EMR, PACS and Clearinghouse.
  • Perform other assigned duties as needed.

  • Knowledge of sonogram standards, requirements and regulations.
  • Knowledge of sonogram equipment safety, cleanliness and infection control policies and regulations.
  • Knowledge of ultrasound equipment uses and maintenance.
  • Ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment.
  • Ability to evaluate sonograms in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information.
  • Ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, laboratory results, patient history and medical records and adapt sonographic examination as necessary.
  • Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed.
  • Ability to evaluate, synthesize and communicate diagnostic information to the attending physician.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team, recognizing the special nature of sonographic examinations and patient’s needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ability to use a computer and electronic medical record.
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Ability to adapt easily to changing conditions and work responsibilities.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent people skills. Ability to meet patients and others needs while following medical centers policies and procedures.
  • Maintain patient, team member and employer confidentiality. Comply with all HIPAA regulations.

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associate degree or higher preferred
  • 1+ year of Ultrasound experience preferred
  • Preferred certification by American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Proficient in both English and Spanish

  • Frequent standing, walking, grasping, carrying, reaching, bending, stooping and speaking.
  • Heavy lifting: up to 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds, with assistance if needed.
  • May need to lift or turn patients who are disabled, with assistance if needed.
  • Frequent use of computer, keyboard, copy and fax machine and phone.

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