Vascular & Ultrasound Technologist
Ultrasound Technologist Job in Monrovia, MD
This is a skilled professional position that coordinates delivery of healthcare using all aspects of Ultrasound to assist in diagnosis or treatment. Performs vascular and general ultrasonic images and related procedures, demonstrating anatomy for interpretation or intervention by, or at the request of a licensed practitioner. Work is performed under the general direction of the Lead Technologist or the Manager of Medical Imaging.
Clinical: Operates and documents all aspects of Ultrasound. Verifies procedure for appropriateness and preparation has been performed. Verifies that the patient has consented to then procedure and fully understands its risks, benefits, alternatives, and follow-up. When appropriate, verifies that a written or informed consent has been obtained. Provides patient information which includes but limited to; LMP point of tenderness, symptoms, allergies or other information pertinent to exam being performed. Prepares patient for procedure; providing instruction to obtain desired results, gain cooperation and minimize anxiety. Assumes responsibility for provision of physical and psychological needs of patients during procedures. Practice aseptic techniques as necessary. Immobilizes patients as required. Positions patient to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting patient ability and comfort. Selects and operates imaging equipment to successfully perform procedures. Monitors patient during procedure. Responsible for following established procedures and protocols and producing accurate results. Evaluates images for technical quality, assuring proper identification and image labeling. Initiates basic life support action when necessary. Dates, initials, and signs all required documents. Checks and orders supplies as needed. Participates in data collection for department's quality assessment and improvement plan. May be responsible for specific quality control duties in assigned areas. Reports equipment failure/problems in a timely