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.
- 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.
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.