Breast Ultrasound Technologist - FT - Days
Breast Ultrasound Technologist
Reviewed by Senior Human Resources Business Partner:
Assistant Director of Radiology
Approved by Vice President of Human Resources:
EMPLOYEE’S FULL NAME: ________________________
FLSA STATUS:☐ Exempt☒ Non-Exempt
Our Mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time.
Our Vision is to create a world-class health system to advance medicine and increase access for the communities we serve by empowering caregivers to heal through compassion, knowledge, innovation, integrated care and excellence.
Responsible for performing all Breast Ultrasound procedures in a timely manner. Performs procedures according to Physician’s orders and radiologist’s protocols. As a member of the Radiology team, the Breast Ultrasound Technologist is responsible for working collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of patient care.
POSITION EDUCATION/ QUALIFICATIONS:
- Associate of Science degree in radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, or a certificate of successful completion from an accredited school of ultrasound or recognized educational program.
- Must be eligible for American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) certification.
- Current American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) general certification or American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) certification in breast ultrasound preferred.
- Current American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) certification in Mammography preferred.
- American Heart Association BLS certification required.
- American Heart Association ACLS and PALS recommended.
- Must be sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues.
- Secretarial experience and organizational skills are necessary.
- Good written and verbal communication skills required.
- Ability to read, write and speak English required. Spanish preferred.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and physicians.
- Computer knowledge required.
- At least two (2) years of experience as General or Breast Ultrasound Technologist strongly preferred.
- At least one (1) year experience in a healthcare setting as Mammographer preferred.
- Hospital experience preferred.
- Demonstrates accuracy, and the ability to closely follow established procedures.
- Requires reasoning ability and good independent judgment.
- Requires working with frequent interruptions.
- Must project a professional image.
- Promotes the facility mission, vision and values by effectively communicating them to others.
- Considers mission, vision and values in developing services, standards and practices.
- Responsible for performing ultrasound procedures in a timely manner.
- Prepares necessary supplies and equipment for scheduled procedures.
- Performs necessary quality control and maintenance on equipment.
- Responsible for the care and cleanliness of equipment, supplies, and work area.
- Performs all breast ultrasound procedures as per procedure protocols, optimizing imaging examinations to use only the radiation necessary to produce diagnostic-quality images.
- Performs at a proficient level, all tasks within the specialty area.
- Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders and directions.
- Assumes responsibility for collection and processing of patients specimens.
- Completes accurate documentation on patient records according to policy.
- Documents all pertinent patient information on worksheets for Radiologist to interpret.
- Able to perform the necessary functions on the facility's computer system.
- Ensures exams are verified and completed for charging on PACS/RIS systems.
- Responsible for training technologists with the appropriate procedure protocols.
- Demonstrates accuracy, and the ability to closely follow established procedures.
- Must be willing to rotate to other facilities as needed.
- Maintain Texas Department of Health (TDH), American College of Radiology (ACR), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Joint Commission standards.
- Maintain equipment and procedure competencies.
- Complete and update all employment requirements, including employer required continuing education courses, Employee Health, and Radiology Competencies, and Credentials.
- Responsible for earning and submitting 10 Category A credits of continuing education related to Ultrasound annually when employed at an accredited site. Passing of a registry does not constitute CE credits.
- Call is not required, but encouraged to maintain general ultrasound scanning skills.
- Other duties as assigned.
LINES OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Tech Supervisor→2. Ultrasound Supervisor→3. Radiology Manager
- Asst. Director of Radiology→5. Director of Radiology→6. VP of Imaging Services
Provide excellent customer service to all DHR customers. All employees are required to attend the DHR C.A.R.E.S program which outlines the Customer Service Principals including: Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence through Knowledge and Safety & Social Conscience.
Employees must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirement relative to his or her age.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: (ADA):
A.Essential Duties:Indicated by bold print within performance standards, preceding individual numbered criteria.
The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position:
Light/moderate lifting up to 20 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height.
Must be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 20 lbs.
Light/moderate carrying up to 20 lbs.
Pulling hand over hand
Reaching above shoulder
Dual simultaneous grasping
Depth Perceptions needed
Ability to see
Operating office equipment
Operating mechanical equipment
Ability to read and write
Ability to Count
Ability to hear verbal communication without aid
Operating Personal Vehicle
Ability to comprehend written/verbal communication
Other: Ability to deal with stress
B.Working Conditions: The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The position does have low exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents.
C.Occupational Exposure: This position has minimal to no exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues and is an OSHA Category III (although situations can be imagined or hypothesized under which anyone, anywhere, might encounter potential exposure to body fluids). Person who performs these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid or to be potentially exposed in some other way.
Intelligence: General learning ability: The ability to “catch on” or understand instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and make judgments. 3
Verbal:Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively. To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly. 3
Numerical:Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately. 2
Spatial:Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects. Frequently described as the ability to “visualize” objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms. 2
Form Perception:Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines. 3
Clerical Perception:Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation. 2
Motor Coordination: Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly. 3
Finger Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with fingers in placing and turning motions. 3
Manual Dexterity:Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with hands in placing and turning motions. 3
Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination:Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli. 3
Color Discrimination:Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color. To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately. 3
I have read and reviewed my job description with my supervisor or designee and I understand the job I am expected to perform.
If applicable ____________ certification will be completed within _________ time frame of hire/transfer date.
Transfer/Hire Date Effective: ________________________
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. DHR leadership reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.