The University of Kansas Health System

Ultrasound Technologist

Department Ultrasound Technologist
Shift Days - Full-Time
Requisition ID
2020-21862
Position Location
Great Bend Campus
City
Great Bend
Category
Allied Health

Position Summary

Responsible for all aspects involved in Ultrasound department to include performing all routine diagnostic ultrasound procedures. Assists physicians in performing invasive Ultrasound procedures. Responsible for evaluating appropriate ultrasound technique and proper selection and utilization of ultrasound probes. Ensures comprehensive ultrasound imaging of the appropriate anatomical structures as per the physician’s order. Performs all ultrasound procedures under the indirect supervision of the Radiologist. Position also includes maintaining competency in performing all routine diagnostic x-ray procedures and assisting in other areas of the department as requested.

Responsibilities

Core/Major Duties: 

  • Under the direct supervision of the Radiologist, performs the full range of diagnostic Ultrasound procedures as per the established Radiologist protocols.
  • Assist physicians with invasive US biopsy procedures.
  • Performs and evaluates ultrasound images exams providing accurate documentation and images of procedure(s) results. Communicate pertinent information on the Radiologist regarding the procedure and findings.
  • Demonstrates competence in utilizing all imaging support equipment to include transducers, multi-format cameras, printers, RIS and PACS system.
  • Maintain inventory of all required procedure supplies.
  • Maintains exams rooms, patient’s waiting rooms and work areas in clean, orderly, and safe condition.
  • Comprehensively explains the ultrasound process and procedure to the patient and answers any questions the patients has regarding the procedure to alleviate any patient anxiety.
  • Accurately operates all functions of the RIS system to include entering and charging of all procedures.
  • Displays superior interpersonal skills with patients and peers.
  • Reports any hazardous conditions or equipment breakdown immediately to supervisor.
  • Attends all required safety training programs and describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.
  • Maintains proper working condition of all equipment; promptly reports any equipment variances or malfunction to the Manager.
  • Maintains competencies in all Ultrasound procedures.
  • Assist in all areas and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitor’s and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous hospital environment.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited school of ultrasound technology.

Performing a variety of ultrasound scans such as neonatal, pelvic, abdominal, arterial/venous, carotids, etc.; using equipment associated with performing ultrasound scans; communicating effectively with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.

American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS) Certification, preferably in Abdomen and Obstetrics, and an advanced Specialty Certification in Vascular Sonography.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required or must be compelted within the first two weeks of employment.

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