Posted in Other 7 days ago.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general supervision and following established procedures, selects proper imaging techniques, operates ultrasound-imaging equipment to acquire images and provide an initial interpretation of exam to the physician in diagnosis and treatment of pathologies.
1} Ensures that two points of patient identification is obtained, that patient is properly prepared, and obtains a relevant patient history. Reviews the patient's chart to obtain pertinent clinical history, test results and laboratory data as they apply to accurate interpretation of the ultrasound examination.
2} Explains exam to the patient taking into consideration physical and emotional needs; maintaining ethical standards (patient confidentiality, professional conduct, etc.). Delivers patient care under scope of license/training
3} Utilizes Standard precaution techniques as well as safety techniques specific to the patient's status.
4} Performs Ultrasound studies and is knowledgeable about conditions related to this patient population and the various types of care being provided to them.
5} Knowledgeable in the operation of all equipment to be used during the workday. Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and repairs needed
6} Maintains effective working relations and communication with departmental and other hospital personnel.
7} Executes paperwork and reporting functions as necessary for each patient exam.
8} Prepares the equipment, room and supplies necessary for each patient and regular daily use. Stock and supply room and general department area as needed.
9} May oversee and instruct various personnel and technology students within the department.
10} Acknowledges and participates in research programs, quality assurance, and quality improvement projects carried on in the department
11} Remains flexible in all shift coverage and overtime situations as necessary.
12} Remains up to date on developments and trends in imaging techniques, procedures, and equipment. To participate in education programs and meet state and national requirements for continuing educational credits.
13} Transports and transfers patients using established procedures according to departmental guidelines.
14} Uses independent judgment and initiative under pressure in a variety of situations when performing patient exams.
15} Performs all other duties as directed.