Performs diagnostic procedures on patients using ultrasound waves to examine tissue and body structure, providing quality images to radiologists and physicians for interpretation.
Sets up and adjusts all equipment and manually maneuvers transducers to perform exams.
Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures.
Performs routine and complex studies and assists physician in a variety of imaging procedures.
Recognizes significant structures, artifacts, and pathology and equipment limitations.
Checks for accuracy of ordered exams by comparing to written physician order. Verifies correct patient by two forms of identity verification, prior to starting exam. Maintains patient confidentiality per established CHN policies regarding HIPAA rights and practices.
Obtains pertinent patient history and documents on requisition or worksheets as required. Documents LMP and clinical history on requisitions.
Accesses electronic medical record via current patient record system. Expectations for PACS: Verifies patientâ��s name, accession number, FIN number, study description and study date. Finds name in PACS to verify images. Verifies that all images are included prior to sending file. Fills out correction form as needed.
Completes all exams in accordance with department protocols. Assesses image set to assure exam completeness. Retrieves prior relevant studies for radiologist to review and compare. Ensures patient safety.
CertificationRequired: Registry Eligible and Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association.
CertificationPreferred: ARDMS- RDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers)
Required: Graduate of an accredited Radiology, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography School or Ultrasonography program.
Preferred: Sufficient education to gain RDMS certification.
Required: Six (6) months of performing diagnostic medical Sonography OR clinical experience in ultrasound gained during completion of an accredited Ultrasonography school/program.
Preferred: One (1) year experience as an Ultrasonographer.
Primary Location: Tucson, Arizona
Facility: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Rotate
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