A. Performs all exams and procedures in Vascular Ultrasound Department per established protocols, and within the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Sonography standard and/or the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) standard.
B. Measures, calculates and selects proper technical factors in order to obtain diagnostic exam.
C. Interprets data gathered in assessment and provides care appropriate to age related needs.
D. Obtains patient medical history and clinical data for correlation with the imaging study, and enters such data into the appropriate database.
E. Positions patients with a high degree of professionalism and safety, while assuring optimal imaging results.
F. Utilizes supportive and immobilization equipment and devices to ensure patient safety and comfort.
G. Upon completion of patient imaging procedure, the technologist reviews the images and associated data in PACS for accuracy and assures all images are available for the interpreting physician dictation.
H. Completes the procedure in the Radiology Information System (RIS) and/or the Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) as appropriate, so that the pertinent patient records are updated for documentation, billing, etc.
I. Understands and follows all safety policies and reports any unsafe conditions or practices to lead technologist/manager.
J. Utilizes the interpreting physician’s comments (formal and informal) for improvement of their technique and/or acknowledging exemplary work for improved service to patients.
K. Adheres to imaging Quality Control procedures.
L. Utilizes equipment and resources appropriately. Reports equipment problems, malfunctions, and/or need for repairs to lead technologist or supervisor. Maintains cleanliness of equipment for patient safety and/or function.
M. Through attitude and example, demonstrates Virginia Mason Memorial’s expectations for customer service.
N. Maintains a level of responsibility for updating job related knowledge and skills level, including applicable Joint Commission, and industry requirements, in an effort to increase individual skills and quality patient care.
O. Accepts responsibility for working on tasks that better or enhance the department. Communicate appropriately with imaging team to maintain productivity and operational efficiency.