STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations for subsequent evaluation and treatment by the attending physician.
The qualifications/position requirements identified below list the skill level, ability and knowledge required to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to performing the essential functions of the position.
• High school diploma with additional training in radiology/ultrasound.
• Basic knowledge of technical factors and normal and abnormal cross-sectional anatomy.
• One (1) year’s experience as an ultrasongrapher.
• Have ARRT license with one (1) year experience as ultrasongrapher or have RDMS license or eligibility required.
ANALYTICAL ABILITY/PROBLEM SOLVING/CLINICAL TASKS
• Ability to improvise and implement various ultrasonic techniques.
• Ability to make independent judgments whenever necessary. Problems are similar and the solutions are based on application of prior knowledge.
CONTACT WITH OTHERS (INTERNAL/EXTERNAL)
• Frequent direct contact with patients and family, radiologists, physicians, nursing, other staff technologists, and ancillary personnel.
• Occasional contact with equipment repair technicians and salespeople.
SUPERVISION (RECEIVED AND GIVEN)
• Supervised by Technical Director Diagnostic Imaging.
• Technologists may provide guidance to DI Clerk/Transporter.
• Does not supervise or direct the work of other employee.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• Well-lit, heated, and air-conditioned Radiology Department.
• Physical ability requires some lifting and pulling of patients and equipment.
RESPONSIBILITY ACCOUNTABILITY FOR MONEY, EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS-SAFETY OF OTHERS
• Direct responsibility for patient care and safety.
• Technologists are accountable for safety and care of equipment assigned to them.
• Responsible for recording equipment failures and malfunctions in the Radiology repair log.
• Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age(s) of the patients serviced on the assigned unit/department. As indicated below.
X Neonatal (0 – 6 wks.)
X Pediatrics (6 wks. – 18 yrs.)
X Adult (18 yrs. – 65 yrs.)
X Geriatrics (65+ yrs.)
LICENSE: State of Illinois
REGISTRATION: ARRT or RDMS