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Ultrasound Tech

Huntsville Memorial Hospital

Huntsville, texas


Job Details

Full-time

3/18/2024


Full Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE

Under general supervision of the Imaging Manager, the Ultrasonographer prepares equipment and patients for Ultrasound procedures, safely and accurately performs Ultrasounds as ordered and directed according to established practices and procedures.  Maintains safe environment to deliver highest quality patient care and accurate imaging.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.

  • Safely performs all ultrasound procedures in accordance with established procedures.
  • Position and transfer patients appropriately.
  • Provide immobilization devices as required.
  • Select proper technical factors on an individual patient basis.
  • Select and operate all equipment as directed.
  • Move images to PACS.
  • Provide protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
  • Assist physicians in administering accepted contrast media.
  • Practice sterile technique and prevent cross contamination.
  • Attends in-services and meetings as required.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and appropriate handling of PHI.
  • Abides by the HMH Legal Compliance Code of Conduct.
  • Maintains a safe work environment and reports safety concerns appropriately
  • Perform all other related functions as directed.

LATITUDE, CONTACTS/INTERACTIONS

All positions of Huntsville Memorial Hospital are part of an interdisciplinary team, and as such, participate in the care and service delivery process through effective interaction with other team members.  Primarily interacts with hospital staff, medical staff, patients, and visitors.

Requirements

Education: Completion of formal sonography technology training program required.

Experience: none required, one year of experience in ultrasound preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Current State of Texas license preferred.  Current registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or RDMS preferred.  Basic Life Support certification required within 30 days of employment, before patient care is administered independently.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Medium strength is required to position patients for examination or treatment.

Frequent: lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing & walking.

Occasional: reaching, bending, squatting, climbing kneeling, twisting.

Visual and hearing acuity required; depth perception needed to examine exposed film for pertinent details. Work is mostly inside, with good ventilation and comfortable temperature.

Possible exposure to: toxic/caustic chemicals or detergents, moving mechanical parts, potential electric shock, radiant energy, communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens.

Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Wellness Resources

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