Ultrasound Tech Job Description

Ultrasound Tech Job Description

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Ultrasound tech provides ultrasound guidance to physicians as they perform prenatal diagnostic procedures (amniocentesis/amnio infusion/amnio dye test) and gynecologic ultrasound guided procedures.

Ultrasound Tech Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective ultrasound tech job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included ultrasound tech job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Must have detailed knowledge of ultrasound physics cross-sectional and vascular anatomy and Doppler techniques in order to perform independent procedures to Radiologist standards
Maintain ultrasound equipment and work area, and maintain adequate supplies
According to established procedures, prepares examination area by ensuring cleanliness and supplies needed
Performs ultrasound procedures and related techniques, producing images for the interpretation by
Perform all technical procedures within the respective modality sections as described in the Radiology Policy Manual
Meet the technical competency requirements for the position
Maintain an effective working relationship with all staff
Participate in professional education programs, patient/staff safety initiatives, and quality assurance/ improvement activities
Follows prescribed techniques in administering general and specific films
Ability to learn and use Radiology software packages such as Citrix, Radworks, Current PACS application

Ultrasound Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Ultrasound Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ARDMS, CPR, AHA, ARRT, GYN, OB, BCLS, AIUM, NT

Education for Ultrasound Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the ultrasound tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Associates, Technology, Allied Health, Technical, Medical, Supervision, Education, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Graduate, Science

Skills for Ultrasound Tech

Desired skills for ultrasound tech include:

Anatomy
Physiology
Physics
Diagnostic ultrasound and familiarity with pertinent medical/surgical disease
Ultrasound equipment
Appropriate studies to perform for the patient's diagnosis
Patient positioning based on type of study
Hospital policies related to emergencies
Stocks rooms
Supplies

Desired experience for ultrasound tech includes:

Must maintain all required registries and licenses to perform imaging procedures
Abdomen, OB/GYN, Small Parts, Vascular, Invasive Procedures (Preferred)
Satisfactory completion of approved medical sonography program
Minimum 2 years of training and experience in ultrasound, breast experience preferred
The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography
High School Graduate, Satisfactory completion of approved medical sonography program

Ultrasound Tech Examples

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Ultrasound Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an ultrasound tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for ultrasound tech
  • Enhances sonography and company reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests
  • Comforts patients by explaining procedures
  • Ensures test results by selecting transducer
  • Must be ARDMS Registered
  • Must have One year plus of Ultrasound experience
  • Graduate of an approved School of sonography or on the job training with 1-2 years’ experience as a staff sonographer
  • This position needs to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups prior experience with various age groups preferred
  • May be exposed to life threatening diseases
  • Ability to work flexible hours to cover the unique needs of the department
  • Ability to respond to emergency call
Qualifications for ultrasound tech
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  • 1 year ultrasound experience preferred - or equivalent as determined by the Director of Radiology
  • Must be registered in Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Examination (SPI) and Abd (AB) or (OB/GYN) or registry eligible
  • One year of Ultrasound experience preferred
  • As defined by institution
  • Looking for a candidate who can multi-task while providing excellent customer service and patient care
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Ultrasound Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an ultrasound tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for ultrasound tech
  • Ability to stand, bend and /or stoop for extended periods of time
  • Positions patients and equipment, manipulates transducers and technical factors in order to obtain images, heart rates, waveforms and other information as needed to obtain optimum images and information for diagnostic purposes
  • Notes velocities, measures structures and documents adequate clinical history as needed for accurate interpretation by Radiologist
  • Performs ultrasound Imaging procedures of abdominal, and pelvis structures, OB and trans-vaginal ultrasound
  • Sterilize transducers as needed
  • Patient care and communication skills as needed to deal with patients from infant through geriatric age groups
  • Contacts with patient, patients’ families, physicians and employees require a disposition that is calming, professional and not easily provoked
  • Must be ARDMS certified or eligible
  • Certification in abdomen, OB/GYN and Vascular preferred
  • Minimum two years’ experience required as needed to work without supervision
Qualifications for ultrasound tech
  • 1 year experience as a Staff Ultrasound Technologist preferred
  • Certification with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography or eligible to be certified
  • Registered by ARDMS or ARRT (US) or registry eligible
  • Current, valid ARDMS certification (RDMS) or certification eligible OR if responsibilities limited to Breast Ultrasound only, current, valid ARRT Breast Sonography credential required
  • Licensed and graduate of an accredited Ultrasound program
  • Ability to adjust hours with minimal notice as required
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Ultrasound Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an ultrasound tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for ultrasound tech
  • Completes tech reports accurately and scans them into PACS in a timely manner
  • Complies with Joint Commission requirements related to their duties
  • Documents and reports any patient incident in a timely manner
  • Documents in patient charts when appropriate
  • Establishes appropriate factors to perform quality images
  • Provide assistance to radiologist and/or physician
  • Promotes positive attitude in the workplace
  • Supports hospital/departmental policies and procedures
  • Takes verbal orders and documents appropriately in patients’ medical record
  • Verifies orders for appropriateness and compliance
Qualifications for ultrasound tech
  • Current BLS certification or obtained within 90 days of employment
  • Call shifts and holidays will be required
  • ARDMS registry
  • Must be able to take call on rotation basis
  • Ability to adjust to flexible hours at minimal notice as required
  • Perform emergency procedures as required
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Ultrasound Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of ultrasound tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for ultrasound tech
  • Communicate and ensure comfort for patient during procedure
  • Greet patients in a professional and caring manner
  • Responsive to patient needs and provide prompt service
  • Ability to adapt when plans or situations change
  • Assists radiologist with interventional exams as requested
  • The primary office is located in Warren, NJ
  • Performs functions in other modalities within Scope of Practice guidelines
  • RDMS required upon hire
  • One hour of Hip & Knee Education within 6 months of hire date, then annually
  • 1 year of experience in hospital environment (Preferred)
Qualifications for ultrasound tech
  • Requires good judgement, needs reliability, responsibility, independent thought and action
  • Must be conscientious in practicing high quality patient care
  • Ability to lift and move patients
  • Completion of an Associates Degree plus additional related educational classes Registered by ARDMS or ARRT or registry eligible
  • Diagnostic Tech and Ultrasound Tech experience preferred
  • Experience in US procedures – one (1) year under board certified radiologist preferred
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Ultrasound Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of ultrasound tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for ultrasound tech
  • Assists quality assurance testing on the ultrasound unit to ensure peak performance of the ultrasound equipment and maintains quality assurance records
  • Knowledge and ability to perform all types of ultrasound procedures offered at HTMP including vascular studies with Radiologist's guidance
  • Possess high degree of technical knowledge to perform basic ultrasound studies with minimal amount of assistance from Radiologist
  • ARDMS Registered in Abdomen and OB/Gyne
  • RVT Eligible Ability to adjust to flexible hours at minimum notice as required
  • Ability to work odd hours (late hours)
  • Able to work Palos Heights or Tinley Park
  • Consistently performs high quality Ultrasound studies for our various patient populations according to protocols established by Radiologists
  • Performs a preliminary evaluation for each patient
  • Prepares room as needed for biopsy exams
Qualifications for ultrasound tech
  • Graduation for an accredited program for Ultrasonography preferred or one year of hospital ultrasonography training and experience
  • Registered with the Association of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonography preferred
  • PRN with mandatory rotation of call
  • Prefer at least 1 year of experience
  • Produces quality diagnostic images for interpretation
  • Graduate of accredited school of Medical Sonography

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