The Ultrasound technologist works under general supervision in performing a variety of diagnostic exams and procedures according to departmental protocol, as requested by physician order. The technologist will position the patient's body part for imaging and set appropriate technical factors on the imaging equipment with a high degree of competency to ensure production of quality images for interpretation by the radiologist. He/She prepares data for interpretation. The technologist will be scheduled based on operational need, which may include extended shifts, night and/or weekend shifts, overtime and holidays.
Some of the major job functions include, but are not limited to:
Adheres to prescribed standards for Radiation Safety and Infection Control.
Provides patient and family education related to imaging procedures.
Utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Hospital Information System (HIS) and PACS.
Assists in training and orientation of other employees.
Assists with training of Radiologic Technology students.
Follows hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Maintains yearly AHA Healthcare Providers BLS certification, safety and infection in-services, plus adequate education hours to meet ARDMS requirements.
Assists with coordination of patient exam scheduling.
Performs other job duties as requested.
It is the expectation that all tasks are performed with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities to continually improve core processes.
Graduation from an accredited program for Diagnostic Medical Sonography or ARDMS registrant or ARRT registry with documentation of cross training.
Minimum 2 years experience required.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
Demonstrates proficiency in verbal and written communications.
Ability to work in a stressful environment.
Ability to multitask and prioritize quickly.
Ability to perform diagnostic procedures and to meet the specific needs of various patient age groups: neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
Current ARDMS registry in good standing
Current AHA Healthcare Providers BLS certification.
About Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center
Thank you for your interest in Culpeper Medical Center. We are a 70-bed acute care, non-profit facility with a medical staff of more than 150 physicians, representing nearly 30 specialties. Our team also includes highly skilled nurses, lab technicians, support personnel and others who are committed to our mission to help our community achieve and maintain optimal health by providing the right care..., at the right time, at the right place. As an affiliate of the University of Virginia Health System, Culpeper Medical Center has access to the expertise, technology and resources of a nationally recognized academic medical center, while maintaining the attentive, intimate setting of a community hospital.