Ultrasound Technologist Job Description

Ultrasound Technologist Job Description

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Ultrasound technologist provides care to patients undergoing surgical intervention including preparing for procedures, providing supplies & instruments, and post-procedures clean-up.

Ultrasound Technologist Duties & Responsibilities

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

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Remain current on developments and trends in imaging techniques, procedures, and equipment by reading manuals and technical journals
Complete ultrasound sonographies
Judge if images are satisfactory for diagnostic
Maintain and record findings
Present findings to physician
Assist with special procedures
Work with various patient populations
Performing all ultrasound examinations pertinent to the Radiology/Ultrasound modality including, abdominal, obstetric, gynecologic, extremities, small parts, and minor surgical procedures
Preparing procedure room, equipment, supplies and medications as needed
Perform the ultrasound ensuring the transducer (probe) is capturing images of every angle/section that must be assessed

Ultrasound Technologist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Ultrasound Technologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ARDMS, CPR, RDMS, ARRT, RVT, CNMT, BCLS, AHA, OB

Education for Ultrasound Technologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Ultrasound Technologist

Desired skills for ultrasound technologist include:

Anatomy
Physiology
Diagnostic ultrasound and familiarity with pertinent medical/surgical disease
Physics
Preparing and sterilizing surgical instruments and supplies
Anatomy and physiology
Imaging principles and practices
Keyboard functionality
Ability to obtain high-quality images
Techniques

Desired experience for ultrasound technologist includes:

Complete ultrasound sonographies for Breast Center patients
Execute all varieties of obstetrical and gynecologic diagnostic ultrasound exams presently offered by the department
Perform all examinations in accordance with American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) standards and department protocols
Serve as a liaison between patients, interpreting physicians (Obstetrician/Gynecologist) and referring providers
Utilize appropriate educational resources to maintain currency in diagnostic sonography
Assist in various educational services relating to both staff and patients

Ultrasound Technologist Examples

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Ultrasound Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an ultrasound technologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for ultrasound technologist
  • Evaluating the images for their quality, but also to interpret what was captured in the image
  • Presenting images and preliminary findings to Physicians and the Healthcare team
  • Maintaining patient records and adding medical notes related to the ultrasound procedure
  • Receiving requests for specialized procedures
  • Preparing patient for procedure
  • Operating various equipment, including ultrasound machines, transducers and cameras
  • Maintaining and recording appropriate documentation regarding procedures according to established protocols
  • Checking for patient identification
  • Participating in instruction of students, residents and in-service education for staff members
  • Keeping the supervisor informed of issues and potential equipment problems
Qualifications for ultrasound technologist
  • Graduate of AMA approved program
  • Maintaining appropriate licensure, registration and continuing education requirements
  • RDMS certified or must have passed the SPI (Sonography Principles and Instrumentation) exam and eligible to take one of the specialty exam (AB, OB/GYN, VT ) to become RDMS certified within 12 months of hire
  • Maintaining patient records and add medical notes related to the ultrasound procedure
  • Active Massachusetts State Ultrasound Technologist license
  • Must be able to be on an on-call status and respond within thirty (30) minutes of notification
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Ultrasound Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of ultrasound technologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for ultrasound technologist
  • Inquires about menstrual status and possibility of pregnancy
  • Performing all ultrasound examinations accurately and checking technical quality
  • Organizing the coordination of patient flow throughout the day
  • Preparing for and assisting Physicians in medical procedures
  • Preparing organized, accurate records and entering data into appropriate computer system
  • Appropriately uses ultrasound and related equipment
  • Notifies radiologist of relevant priors
  • Processes paperwork and documents technologist notes and findings per testing requirements
  • Maintains proper work environment
  • Under the direction of a qualified physician, performs a variety of ultrasound procedures including routine vascular, abdominal/ visceral, small parts, pelvic/TV, obstetrical, neonatal, portable and operating room procedures according to established department protocols and procedures
Qualifications for ultrasound technologist
  • Familiarity with Doppler exams
  • This position is full-time nights no weekends
  • Current Certification in Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association required
  • Current Certification in Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association required
  • RDMS-AB and RVT certified, BLS
  • Previous Ultrasound Technologist preferred
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Ultrasound Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an ultrasound technologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for ultrasound technologist
  • Gathers patient history data and completes worksheets with exam findings for Radiologist
  • Performs general upkeep and housekeeping of exam rooms
  • Assists with imaging center workflow by helping with general duties as deemed necessary (burn discs with images )
  • Perform all ultrasound/echocardiography procedures
  • Collect all pertinent information when scheduling procedures and interview patient prior to and during exam with the intent of optimizing procedure for patient condition and comfort
  • Communicate with radiologist on scheduled special procedures
  • Explain procedure to patient and family and answer questions about procedures
  • Ultrasound rooms are restocked on a daily basis with laundry, SPD and Store Room supplies
  • Required to take call
  • Prepares patient for Sonography procedures by accurately assessing patient’s needs and providing patient education
Qualifications for ultrasound technologist
  • RDMS certification or eligible
  • One year of experience and registry in the remaining sub-specialties preferred
  • One year experience or training in diagnostic ultrasound in at least two specialty areas, examples
  • Minimum of 2 years ultrasound experience
  • This is a full-time position with rotating weekends
  • Neurological and limited vascular experience preferred
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Ultrasound Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an ultrasound technologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for ultrasound technologist
  • Use independent judgement, ingenuity and initiative to apply non-ionizing high frequency ultrasonic waves for a diagnosis, whether scheduled or emergent
  • Participate in clinical activities, including call for specific emergent diagnoses, within the imaging areas of Ultrasonography, Surgery, Mobile Unit and Nursing Units
  • Review assignment posted on core white board
  • Maintains vascular ultrasound competency
  • Reviewing requisitions to determine proper study
  • Explaining exams, procedures and positioning to patients to reduce anxiety and obtain cooperation
  • Tracking patients from exam start to discharge, ensuring that stat exams are processed appropriately and expeditiously
  • Stocking supplies and maintaining cleanliness of scan rooms and dressing rooms
  • Participating in various department duties and meetings necessary for patient-centered service
  • Training and assisting new employees and staff-in-training, when necessary
Qualifications for ultrasound technologist
  • Experience in Obstetric and Gynecologic Sonography
  • Ultrasound Technologist license/certification
  • RDMS Certified
  • Current RDMS
  • If registry eligible, registry must be obtained within 12 months of date of hire
  • Previous ultrasound technologist experience, preferred
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Ultrasound Technologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of ultrasound technologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for ultrasound technologist
  • Under general direction perform a variety of ultrasound procedures at a skilled technical level requiring the ability to apply methods for diagnosis
  • Judge whether or not images are satisfactory for diagnostic
  • Under the direct supervision of the Director of Radiology, the Ultrasound Technologist is responsible for the provision of Ultrasound services to patients according to physicians' orders
  • Perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations for subsequent evaluation and treatment by attending physician ensuring quality imaging and excellent customer service
  • Assists physician with procedures such as amniocentesis, CVS, umbilical blood sampling, and fetal interventions, while maintaining sterile technique
  • Documents patient clinical history, symptoms, and technical observations for each exam type
  • Adhere to patient privacy and HIPAA requirements and demonstrates ethical and professional conduct
  • Explains the exam process to patients and answers any questions or concerns
  • Maintains clean and orderly work area and takes safety precautions during the handling of patients (wearing gloves, using correct storage and transportation of bodily fluids)
  • Satisfactory completion of an American Medical Association, Medical Education approved School of Radiologic Technology
Qualifications for ultrasound technologist
  • Current Ultrasound Technologist license
  • Two+ years of broad experience as an Ultrasound Technologist
  • Completion of an approved ultrasound program required
  • Minimum of six (6) months ultrasound experience required
  • Internship experience may be considered in lieu of work experience at the discretion of the hiring manager
  • ARDMS registration or ARDMS eligibility required, or ARDMS to be completed within one (1) year of hire date

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