South Sunflower County Hospital
Ultrasound Technologist

Job Description

 

Summary: The Staff Technologist performs a variety of imaging procedures and is responsible for patient safety protocols.  Functions as the first line interface with customers in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs.  Day shift hours may vary, however, it's unlikely.  Call will be required for Sonographers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:

  • Must have full knowledge of radiological procedures and procedure requirements; have the ability to explain the procedure and complications to the patient prior to the procedure.

  • Competent in performing exams utilizing the ultrasound machine,  x-ray machine, portable x-ray machine, Ct scanner, etc…

  • Minimizes radiation to patients and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques.

  • Maintains a safe work environment.

  • Instructs and prepares patients for ultrasound, radiological, and/or fluoroscopic examinations.

  • Responsible for assuring patients receive optimum care, comfort, privacy, and courtesy when receiving radiographic exams.

  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.

  • Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patients accordingly. 

  • Evaluates images and ensures that only quality images are submitted to the Radiologist.

  • Performs procedures in a timely manner.

  • Follows instruction of both the Director of Radiology and the Radiologist.

  • Responsible for notifying the ordering physician if an exam is ordered incorrectly.

  • Make sure an acceptable diagnosis is given for the imaging procedure ordered.

  • Assists in training students and ancillary staff.

  • Maintains a well-stocked room for every modality. 

  • Must have ability and willingness to work with other staff.

  • Completes all work before clocking out and leaving.

  • Complies with state and federal professional requirements.
     

 Professional Requirements

  • Meets dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean.

  • Completes annual educational requirements.

  • Maintains regulatory requirements.

  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within the designated time.

  • Consistently completes and maintains assigned duties.

  • Wears identification while on duty; uses computerized punch time system correctly.

  • Attends annual review and department in-services, as scheduled. Obtain patient signatures for necessary consent or pregnancy forms. If the patient is unsure of LMP, contact the physician about a pregnancy test before proceeding with the study. 

  • Maintains hospital requirements, policies, and standards on confidentiality.

  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.

  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.

  • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.

 

Regulatory Requirements

  • Graduation from AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology, either college affiliated or hospital trained.

  • Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist.

  • Certified by the State of Mississippi to practice and administer radiation.

  • Graduation from an approved school of Sonography is recommended.

  • No experience required but encouraged.
     

Language Skills

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

  • Additional languages preferred.

Physical Demands

  • For physical demands of the position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion, and environment.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.