Under the supervision of the Ultrasound Supervisor and the clinical direction of the radiologist and/or cardiologist, independently performs ultrasound examinations using specialized equipment; performs some invasive patient procedures; reviews studies for overall quality; uses professional judgment and critical thinking to prepare technical impressions on studies submitted to radiologist/cardiologist for interpretation; performs record keeping and computerized image archiving.
HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:
Primary – required (routine) to do the job;
Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and
None – no approved access
Description of Information
Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion
Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates
Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical
Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes
Education/Experience: Graduated from accredited Radiological Technologist Program and a graduate of an ultrasound program preferred or a graduate of an ultrasound program or graduate of an accredited Radiological Technologist Program with on-the-job ultrasound training or certified in ultrasound obtained through on-the-job training.
Certificates and Licenses: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) with a specialty in abdomen or OB/GYN and/or a registered vascular technologist (RVT) and/or registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer (RDCS) through ARDMS (requiring two of the three credentials) preferred; or registered ARRT (R) (S) and/or registered vascular technologist (RVT) and/or registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer (RDCS) through ARDMS(requiring two of the three credentials); BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment; additional certification may be required for certain patient care settings or populations. Specific information and the timeframe in which such certification must be attained will be provided by the department director/manager/supervisor at time of hire/transfer into department.