Northwell Health DIC Ultrasound Technologist in Great Neck, New York

Req Number 0016NL

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Performs a variety of technical procedures that require the application of non-ionizing, high frequency ultrasonic waves for diagnosis of disease.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Prepares patient for examination.

  • Positions patient on examination table for optimum testing procedure and conditions;

  • Explains procedure in easy-to-understand terms based on professional knowledge to relieve patient of pre-testing anxiety;

  • Sets-up equipment to administer the particular procedure in a timely fashion.

  • Performs ultrasound procedures.

  • Recognizes the significance of all structures that are visualized on the oscilloscope and differentiates artifacts from normal or pathological processes in timely manner;

  • Ensures that proper views and images have been obtained and proper techniques have been employed; determines the need for more extensive evaluations beyond preliminary instructions.

  • Obtains pertinent radiological and diagnostic exam reports for the physician, necessary for correlation with the ultrasound scan being performed.

  • Consults with referring radiologist regarding patients previous history and the appropriate ultrasonic procedure that is required;

  • Correlates clinical history to ascertain that the appropriate procedure is performed.

  • Monitors patient condition

  • Performs direct observation of the patient during the entire examination;

  • Recognizes and promptly reports to the physician, changes in the patient’s condition and/or motor abnormality complaints by the patient including: fainting discoloration etc.

  • Maintains records and logs exams performed

  • Documents accurately the slice location and labels study on the multi-format film;

  • Ensures proper documentation of real-time studies on videotape.

  • Performs minor repairs and frequent calibration checks and adjusts ultrasound equipment when necessary

  • Troubleshoots mechanical problems of the equipment by performing minor repairs as necessary;

  • Recognizes and reports major problems to appropriate personnel to ensure prompt resolution.

  • Maintains control of inventory and purchases of supplies for assigned area

  • Checks completeness of purchase order requisitions;

  • Reviews stock levels, storage locations and utilization of film inventories and medical and surgical supplies.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technology program, required.

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, required.

  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics or diagnostic ultrasound and familiarity with pertinent medical/surgical disease, required.

  • Previous ultrasound technologist experience, required.