Job Title: Ultrasound Technician

Company: St Anthony Community Hospital

City/State: Warwick, NY

Category: Allied Health Prof/Technical

Department: Ultrasound

Position: Per Diem

Hours: variable

Shift: Per Diem

Req #: 1329

Job Details:

The Ultrasound Technologist provides patient care by performing a variety of technical procedures in the application of non-ionizing, high frequency ultrasonic waves to generate an image for assessment and diagnosis in accordance with established procedures and regulatory requirements. The Ultrasound Technologist positions, educates and instructs patients and utilizes and maintains ultrasound equipment and supplies. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages images and ultrasound examinations in the automated systems. 
  • Prepares and maintains records and files of procedures. Inspects and ensures equipment is functioning properly on a continual basis. 
  • Reviews patient’s medical history and physician’s instructions. 
  • Prepares equipment for procedure, and selects appropriate equipment settings. 
  • Explains procedure to patient and records any medical history that may be relevant to the condition being viewed. 
  • Directs the patient to move into positions that will provide the best view. 
  • Spreads ultrasound gel on the surface of the patient’s body covering the internal area being imaged. 
  • Performs the ultrasound ensuring the transducer (probe) is capturing images of every angle and section that must be assessed. 
  • Evaluates the images for their quality, takes measurements, calculates values, and analyzes the results in preliminary reports for the physicians. 
  • Maintains ultrasound equipment, probes and images in a sanitary manner, and sterilizes the room in which the procedure takes place. 
  • Views the screen during the scan looking for visual cues that contrast healthy areas with unhealthy ones. 
  • Presents images and preliminary findings to the physicians. 
  • Complies with safety, infection control, and quality improvement policies and procedures. 
  • Properly identifies patients using two hospital-wide patient safety identifiers. 
  • Charges procedures and supplies used to patient record. 
  • Maintains accurate patient records for all procedures performed, maintains patient confidentiality, and adheres to all HIPPA standards. 
  • Performs related duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum of one year experience in clinical diagnostic ultrasound, or satisfactory completion or formal training at an approved diagnostic school for ultrasound is required. Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) preferred. 

EDUCATION:

A high school diploma or equivalency is required. 

OTHER:

If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control 

About Us:

St Anthony Community Hospital

For over 75 years, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY, has been serving the residents of Orange County, NY, and New Jersey’s Sussex and Passaic counties with outstanding and compassionate care. The 60-bed hospital has been a primary resource for emergency, medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological and acute-care services. Also on campus is the Mount Alverno Center, a state-approved adult home with an assisted-living program serving 85 residents, and Schervier Pavilion, a 120-bed skilled-nursing facility dedicated to the highest standard of healthcare excellence.