Overview: SCOPE: Under general supervision, is responsible for the coordination and administration of all ultrasound exams; ensures technical quality and timely reporting of results. Assures compliance with appropriate regulatory agencies related to patient and employee safety. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -
Performs ultrasound procedures as ordered achieving a high level of quality. Offers expertise to physicians regarding appropriateness of additional/modified studies, etc.
Escorts patients to treatment room. Assists with dressings as necessary. Completes all paperwork necessary to ensure timely delivery of ultrasound services.
Provides protection for patient and self in accordance with prescribed safety standards. Ensures the safety and physical comfort of the patient while in technologist?s care.
Conducts daily quality control measures to monitor machine performance. Reports all malfunctions and/or need for adjustments to the proper company or facility. Arranges preventive maintenance as recommended by vendor. Follows prescribed safety standards in operating equipment.
Orders, logs, and returns outside ultrasound images requested from other agencies; completes appropriate documentation.
Arranges for the release of images to patients and outside agencies. Maintains paperwork for tracking loaned images.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate from an accredited school of ultrasound technology. Minimum three years experience as an Ultrasound Technologist. Certification as a registered ultrasound technologist (ARDMS) required. Current CPR certifications required. Certification in RVT preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands of this job typically require full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination for operation and repair of all department equipment. Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Lifts and pushes patients in wheelchairs/stretchers weighing up to 300 pounds and places in appropriate positions for operation of equipment. Requires ability to reach above shoulder height. Requires sitting/standing for extensive periods of time. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to direct contact with patients with potential for exposure to blood, toxic substances, ionizing radiation and other conditions common to a clinic environment.