-Must be registered through the ARDMS.
-Sonographer must have one or more of the following credentials: Abdomen, OB/GYN, or Vascular.
-Must demonstrate the ability to provide care according to license requirements.
-Must be a graduate from an approved school for Radiological Technologist or Ultrasonography,
or Cross trained as an Ultrasonographer.
-Prefer certification by the ARRT with State of Kentucky Radiation Tech License.
-Must cover call coverage for all shifts, weekend, and holidays
-Utilize all required diagnostic equipment to produce scans of the highest diagnostic quality.
-Utilize sterile techniques preventing cross-contamination.
-Must have a solid understanding of human anatomy.
-Identifies each patient, reviews each patient's chart and previous exams for consistency.
-Review each examination for technical accuracy.
-Identify anatomical orientation as required and ensure proper film annotation on all images.
Essential Job Functions:
Consistently meets departmental standard for Ultrasound Quality
Possesses solid understanding of Ultrasound equipment, all attached components operations, and functionalities.
Demonstrates understanding of cross-sectional anatomy. Possesses the ability to obtain quality Ultrasound Images on both cooperative or compromised patients.
Understands basic Ultrasound and Doppler principles.
Competent in performing the following US Procedures: Abdomen, Breast, Doppler of Venous Upper / Lower Extremities, Doppler of Arterial Upper / Lower Extremities: Renal, Abdominal, Carotid, Transcranial, Non-Vascular Extremities, Biophysical Fetal Profile, Infant Hips, Hysterosonography, Obstetrics, Pelvis / Transvaginal, Retroperitoneum; Abdominal Aorta, Adrenal, Renal, Scrotum and contents, Soft Tissue head and neck, Guided Needle Bx, Needle Localization, Fine Needle Aspiration, Needle Core Bx, Cyst Puncture, Paracentesis, Thoracentesis, etc.
Demonstrates understanding of procedure protocols for 2-D images and color Doppler.
Properly identifies and labels all anatomy during exam.
Assures all Ultrasound procedures/ are put together with measurements, all associated documents before Radiologist review and interpretation.
Documents all appropriate patient history and symptoms pertinent to exam being performed and conveys to interpreting radiologist.
Informs radiologist whenever questionable abnormalities are found on the Ultrasound Procedure. Reports to the Radiologist / Referring Physician any Critical Test Results.
Completes equipment QC where applicable. Documents all QC data. Assures appropriate data information is recorded and maintained.
Maintains / Cleans equipment / probes appropriately after each patient.
Follows High Disinfectant Probe Cleaning Protocol and documents appropriate data.
Experience with ACR accreditation process.
BLS Certification - American Heart Association (Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Healthcare Provider) required. Must be current.
Radiology Technologist Certification
ARDMS Certification and/or Board Eligible.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Physical Exam, Other
This job reports to the Director of Radiology
This is a As Needed position Varies.
Relocation is not provided and travel is not required