Company: Northwell Health
Posted on: August 3, 2022
Job Description Job Description Performs ultrasound exams for
interpretation to aid in patient diagnosis. Utilizes independent
judgment in the application of non-ionizing, high frequency
ultrasonic waves for diagnosis of disease. Collaborates with
clinicians to ensure appropriateness of studies and performs
related administrative tasks. Job Responsibility Prepares patient
for exam; positions patient for scanning of various organs
according to departmental standard operating procedures; explains
procedures in layman's terms to relieve patient of pre-testing
anxiety. Obtains pertinent imaging and diagnostic reports required
for correlation with ultrasound exam being performed; consults with
referring physician regarding patient history and to determine
appropriate ultrasound exam required. Sets-up equipment to
administer particular exam in a timely fashion; uses settings on
machines to assure accurate results, using technical judgment.
Recognizes significance of structures visualized in the
oscilloscope and differentiates artifacts from normal or pathologic
processes; determines need for more extensive evaluations beyond
preliminary instructions. Observes patient during entire
examination. Recognizes and reports any changes in patient's
condition and/or motor abnormality complaints by patient including:
fainting, discoloration, etc. in accordance with procedures.
Documents image details and labels study; maintains records and
logs exams performed. Performs minor repairs and frequent
calibration checks and adjusts ultrasound equipment, when necessary
and troubleshoots mechanical problems of the equipment by
performing minor repairs as necessary. Performs related duties as
required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential
functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential
functions. Job Qualification Vocational or Technical school Diploma
required. 1-3 years of technical experience, required.
Keywords: Northwell Health, New Haven , Ultrasound Technician, Professions , Riverhead, Connecticut
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