Northwell Health Practice Ultrasound Technologist (Registered) in Riverhead, New York

Req Number 0018LP

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment in 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 physician 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 the 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

  • High School diploma or equivalent, required. Graduate of an accredited medical sonography program, required.

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

  • Registration required in a specific medical sonography specialty with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) appropriate to the position.

  • Equivalent work experience documented by institutional referral with a minimum of 200 cases in echocardiography and/or other specialty.