Gritman Medical Center

  • Ultrasound Technologist

    Job ID
    2018-1795
    # of Openings
    1
    Location
    Gritman Medical Center
    Category
    Radiology
    Type
    PRN
  • Overview

    Job Summary:

    Performs ultrasound examinations and all related ultrasound duties. Provides care to patients for the purpose of diagnosis and/or treatment of anatomic and physiologic disorders.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Education: High school graduate.
     
    Satisfactory completion of an approved school and able to meet the requirements for registry for registry/certification by the American Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Must keep up with ARDMS continuing education credits. Must have ARDMS within one year of hire.
     
    Required Licenses: [Idaho, United States] Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
    ARRT/ARDMS registration/certification required.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Functions:

    1. Determines test procedures according to purpose of examination.
    2. Selects transducer, and makes equipment adjustments according to nature of test, depth of field, and other specifications of test.
    3. Conducts actual test procedure: moves transducer by hand over specified area of body and observes sound wave display to monitor quality of ultrasound image produced.
    4. Records diagnostic data to be digitally archived into PACS.
    5. Produces a permanent record of test results.
    6. Participates, with physicians, in reading test reports and making diagnostic determinations.
    7. Checks all equipment on a regular basis to ensure proper operation.
     
    Functional Demands
    Population Served: Neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
     
    Physical Demands:
    -Requires full range of body motion including: handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
    -Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
    -Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 60 pounds.
    -Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
    -Occasional stooping and kneeling to access documents and supplies in lower cabinets.
    -Occasional reaching, handling, and fingering to complete paperwork, use telephone and computer. -Constant talking, hearing, and seeing to interact with patients, visitors, and staff.
     
    Environmental Conditions:
    -Location: Inside.
    -Regularly exposed to risk of blood-borne disease.
    -Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.
    -May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements, i.e., accidents, injuries, and illnesses. -Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, emergencies, and crisis situations.
    -Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and injuries.
    -Exposure to radiation.
    -Exposure to chemicals used for sterilization of equipment.

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