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Steward Health Care System Ultrasound Tech in Haverhill, Massachusetts

Per Diem – fill in hours

Must be available 12 weekend shifts per year

Must be available for 2 holiday shifts per year (Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day) and one winter (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's)

Must be available 2 additional shifts per month

This position is covered by the SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement

*Job Summary: *

Performs two dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for the diagnosis of disease and study of the malfunction of organs. Participates in CQI activities.

*Responsibilities: *

  • Selects appropriate equipment for use in ultrasound setup, following exam specifications.
  • Explains the test to the patient.
  • Instructs and assists the patient in assuming the physical position for examination.
  • Assesses patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Selects a transducer and adjusts the equipment controls according to the organ to be examined, the depth of field and other specifications of test.
  • Enters test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.
  • Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of the body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.
  • Produces images of internal organs and records diagnostic data on magnetic tape, computer disk, strip printout or film.
  • Obtains permanent record of internal examination by photographing images of organs shown on the display module or removing the strip printout.
  • Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
  • Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction.

  • Possesses knowledge of hospital policies and the functions of other departments.

  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.

*Qualifications: *

Bachelor of Science degree is preferred, but not required.

  • One year of radiologic/imaging experience.
  • Experience in Hospital ultrasound operations
  • Current BCLS certification.
  • Knowledge and understanding of general anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
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