Ultrasonographer - Massena Hospital
Performs ultrasound procedures on patients in accordance with physician orders.
SCHEDULE:8 Hour, Days
Requires national registry in ultrasound technology within one (1) year of employment including abdominal specialty; other specialty registry(s) completed within three (3) years of employment.
Requires good reading and deductive skills in order to interpret physician requests and effectively solve problems.
Requires sufficient sensitivity and interpersonal skills to deal with apprehensive patients in a professional and compassionate manner.
Requires positive and effective communication skills for interaction with physicians and staff in emotionally charged situations.
Assists the physician during those ultrasound procedures requiring the physician's presence.
Lifts and moves patients with assistance.
Labels and processes all studies correctly to assure prompt and quality medical care. Notes pertinent clinical information.
Operates all stationary and mobile x-ray equipment available to the Medical Imaging department except in the ultrasound and C.T. equipment.
Notifies supervisor of equipment deficiencies.
Develops x-rays and assists in maintaining processing equipment by assuring that chemical solutions are kept at prescribed levels.
Assures the continued and safe operation of all equipment assigned to the ultrasound department. Notifies supervisor of any deficiencies.
Assures a sufficient level of supplies required for a ultrasound departmental operation.
Notifies supervisor of shortages in a timely manner.
Assists in the training of student x-ray technologists. Is responsible for their actions with regards to patient care.
Assists in the training of staff radiological technologists assigned in the specialty area of ultrasound.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSM - 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; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS M - 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; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.