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245 - Ultra Sound Technologist
Job Title: Ultra Sound Technologist (UT)
Date: March 2014 Program Manager
Contract: VAMC - Puget Sound
Location: Seattle/Tacoma - Washington
RESPONSIBILITIES The Ultra-Sound Technologist has the responsibility to perform many highly complex examinations as part of a medical team, under the general direction of a supervisory radiologist. Examination procedures are frequently made additionally complex due to serious illness or injury, mental or physical incapacity of the patient or similar conditions which require the technologist to devise non-standard positioning or equipment set-ups or make it difficult or impossible to communicate with the patient. (UT) Shall perform ultrasonography studies, record and process images from the Ultra Sound Unit, as well as preparing the processed media for interpretation by the VA Radiologist the studies include: o Abdomen liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, abdominal aorta, vena cava and femoral arteries using bi-stable and Grey Scale techniques to evaluate these structures for size, abnormal contour, cysts, tumors, and various pathological disorders. o Retro peritoneum kidneys, adrenal glands, nodes, and urinary bladder using bi-stable and Grey Scale real time techniques. o Pelvis urinary bladder, scrotum, prostrate to be examined with Transrectal Transducer. Makes exposures necessary for the required procedures. Takes film/images for quality of images, positioning and appropriate ID. Performs routine examinations of chest, joints, extremities, cholangiography, barium professional direction of a Radiologist when required during tour assigned. Checks equipment for working conditions prior to contacting the physician or patient for exam. Notifies the physician and/or technical supervisor of any equipment problems. Sets up x-ray room, assuring that sterile supplies, contrast materials, catheters and other requirement equipment are present and laid out. Assures infection control standards are followed. Provides portable x-rays thru-out the medical centers, notifying nearby staff/visitors of the need to protect them from possible scattering radiation. UTT_Version 1.0 March 2014 Successful completion of an accredited educational training program in which the Technologist is certified as Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) and must be certified for their specialty. (UT) Currently certified in the Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Two years experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment to include the following: o OEC - 9400, 9600, 9800 C-ARM o AMX - 4 Portable X- Ray machines o Siemens Mobilett XP/XP ECO/XP Hybrid Mobile x-ray units o G.E. Advantax Routine/Fluoro Equipment o Fuji information Manager/Processing Units o Siemens Axiom Aristos o Siemens Axiom Artis o Siemens Luminos TF Abilities Required: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to maintain a professional demeanor and interface with high level medical providers, clients and Altos management and employees. Superb customer service. Detail-oriented and organized. Reliable, dependable, and trustworthy, as well as able to maintain confidential information. Able to work designated schedule, as well as maintain attendance and punctuality. EEO Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled
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