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Ultrasound Technologist

Company: RPO Posting Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary Performs services related to patients undergoing general and arterial ultrasound examination. - Duties include operating Ultrasound equipment as well as performing all types of Ultrasound examinations on patients. - LOCATION: JOHN H. STROGER, JR. HOSPITAL SHIFT: 8:30AM - 4:30PM SALARY: Commensurate with Experience Posting Salary: - PAY RANGE: $25.17-$33.77 Typical Duties

  • Communicates with medical staff, nursing personnel, outpatient registration and others, as required relating to patient matters.
  • Obtains and records an accurate patient history
  • Performs ultrasound procedures utilizing mobile and stationary ultrasound equipment to produce quality images which can be interpreted by Radiologist.
  • Analyzes technical information.
  • Uses independent judgment in recognizing the need to extend the scope of the procedure according to the diagnostic findings.
  • Provides an oral or written summary of the technical findings to the Radiologist for medical diagnosis.
  • Provides quality patient care.
  • Collaborates with the Radiologists and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Prepares patient for ultrasound; transfers patient to table, positions and assists patient at end of procedures.
  • Collaborates with Administrative Director and Radiologist concerning procedural issues.
  • Adjusts equipment, determines proper gain, brightness and desired images, arranges immobilization and support devices to obtain position of patients and selects proper firm.
  • Communicates with Administrative Director relating to quality control, equipment calibration, procedural changes and work schedule.
  • Prepares room, equipment, medicine and materials as needed for patients.
  • Cleans and disinfects equipment per Infection Control policies.
  • Completes all procedures in Radnet and inputs all procedures in Radnet within 24 hours when the system is down.
  • Transmits images via PACS system.
  • Performs other duties as instructed.
  • Protects all patient health information (oral or recorded in any form) that is obtained, handled, learned, heard or viewed in the course of work or association with the hospital. - - Minimum Qualifications
    • Completion of approved training program in diagnostic ultrasound program (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
    • One (1) year of full-time work experience with varied imaging in diagnostic ultrasound
    • Must have met one of the following criteria:
      • ARDMS certified or eligible. - Must obtain certification within one year of starting employment
      • ARRT registered (Must provide proof at time of interview) - -
      • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) trained with certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) (Must provide proof at time of interview) - - - Preferred Qualifications
        • One (1) year of full-time work experience with varied imaging in diagnostic ultrasound - Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
          • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in performing general ultrasound to include but not limited to abdomen, OB breast, extremities, small parts and Doppler studies to include vascular, venous and arterial studies
          • Basic knowledge of patient care
          • Basic computer skills and ability to perform required tasks in Radnet and other systems
          • Applies knowledge of patient restraints policy and procedures
          • Understands the use of pediatric immobilization devices
          • Excellent customer service skills
          • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; communication techniques are age appropriate
          • Ability to use a variety of ultrasound equipment
          • Demonstrates ability to position patients of various body sizes and ages correctly & manipulate equipment & controls to produce optimum radiographic images
          • Demonstrates ability to select appropriate safe technical factors for exposure for patients of various body sizes and ages - Working Conditions A. Physical activities: -1. Amount of activity per day: Sitting 60%, Standing 10%, Walking 30%2. The employee will frequently:a. Assist patients with ambulationb. Work with body bent over at waistc. Reach above shoulder leveld. Work with arms above shoulder heighte. Work with arms extended at shoulder heightf. Work with hands at waist levelg. Reach or stretch from the waist3. The employee with continually:a. Transfer patients into or out of a chairb. Transfer patients from bed to cart or table to cartc. Push/pull objects greater than 30lbs Working Conditions continued 1. Lifting: a. The employee will continually lift objects (such as cassettes) weighing up to 15 lbs.b. The employee will frequently lift objects (such as patients) weighing greater than 30 lbs. -2. Pushing/Pulling:a. Patients on carts and wheelchairs weighing up to 300 lbs. are moved approximately 200 feet. - Carts are equipped with wheels.b. No equipment is available to assist with pushing/pulling. - Co-workers are frequently available to assist3. Hand Coordination Activities: - Gross manipulation, fine manipulation, simple grasping, and hand twisting of both hands are needed to operate the ultrasound machines. - Power group of both hands is need for patient transfers. 4. Working Conditions: The patient will have limited exposure to radiation hazards. Physical and Environmental Demands This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. - The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety requirements. - This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: - complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified. For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, "Typical Duties" are essential job functions. PandoLogic. Keywords: Ultrasound Technician, Location: Chicago, IL - 60608

Keywords: RPO Posting Company, Chicago , Ultrasound Technologist, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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