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White Plains Hospital Ultrasound Technologist in WHITE PLAINS, New York

Position Summary:

Performs routine and some special procedure imaging, diagnostic and medical sonograms. Prepares patient for procedures. Assists Radiologists when needed. Prepares, operates and cares for the equipment being used. Develops/processes films when needed. Adheres to established radiology “standards of care”. Obtains appropriate continuing education. Assumes responsibility for assigned area and duties. Adheres to hospital wide customer service programs. Performs other duties as assigned such as quality assurance.

Exercises professional judgment in performance of procedures. Provides patient care.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

  • Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

  • Prepares and positions patients correctly for specific examinations, observing different and special requirements for each protocol including proper documentation on images and required body part questionnaires

  • Assumes responsibilities for designated areas and/ or procedures and produces good technical images

  • Assist physicians during procedures as necessary

  • Performs equipment quality assurance and calibrations as needed, orders supplies

  • Will be required to work in case of emergency procedures or when situations arise in the department. Will be needed to work on call, holidays, overtime and / or day, evening and overnight shift coverage to help maintain adequate and safe coverage for the department

  • Maintains the cleanliness of all work areas, equipment and accessories. Reports all malfunctioning equipment to Bio Med and/or supervisor.

  • Processes films, or print pictures if needed

  • Performs routine office duties, such as answering phones, checking previous reports/

films, documents information on patients’ request, Meditech or hospital riss system and PAC’s digital x-ray system

  • Notifies transport when patients are ready to be picked up or returned to floors

  • Shows radiologist all films and calls reports to the attending physician and documents communication if necessary

  • May be assigned as an instructor or preceptor

  • Will treat all people/staff in a professional and courteous manner, upholding the hospital’s behavioral standards.

  • Will introduce him/her and educate the patient and/or family member regarding the examination that is ordered.

  • Should be knowledgeable and skillful in providing care, based on age, physical and psychosocial stature of patient populations; neonate/newborn, pediatric/adolescent, adults and geriatric groups

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned

  • Duties and hours may change according to the needs of the department or hospital

    Education& Experience Requirements:

High school Diploma/GED required.

Satisfactory completion of a certified ultrasound program or Limited Permit/certificate. (ARDMS eligibility after 1 year from graduation and 1000 clinical hours).

Experience preferred. Must meet continuing education requirements to maintain certification.

ARDMS required for ACR accreditation compliance after January 1, 2019

BCLS (CPR) certification is preferred

Core Competencies: Team work, adaptability, communication skills, problem-solving skills, planning and organizing, attention to detail, judgment and decisions making skills, stress tolerance.

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements& Work Environment:

  • Must be able to remain in stationary position 50% of the time

  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about the department to access patients and paperwork.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with patients who have questions about their bills/financial obligations. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

  • Must be able to observe and inspect employees and patients in the department.

  • Frequently move and position patients for exams

  • May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardouschemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital’s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital’s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

Primary Population Served

Check appropriate box(s) below:

  • Neonatal (birth – 28 days)

  • Patients with exceptional communication needs

  • Infant (29 days – less than 1 year)

  • Patients with developmental delays

  • Pediatric (1 – 12 years)

  • Patients at end of life

  • Adolescent (13 – 17 years)

  • Patients under isolation precautions

  • Adult (18 – 64 years)

  • Patients with cultural needs

  • Geriatric (> 65 years)

X All populations

  • Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities

  • Non-patient care population

The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.