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Ultrasound Technologist

Company: University Of Maryland Medical Center
Location: La Plata
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

What You Will Do:Ultrasound TechnologistSupplemental - Per Diem/Rotating ShiftLa Plata, MarylandGreat health, great opportunities.At University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (UM CRMC), our talented and diverse groups of professionals represent our strength. Through teamwork and a collaborative work environment, we proudly serve our patients and our community with unwavering commitment. It's our passion for people that motivates us to do great work every single day.Consistently named among the top 100 Best Places to Work in Maryland, our team members have the opportunity to grow professionally in a supportive and stimulating environment. Job Summary:Under limited supervision, performs a variety of examinations utilizing diagnostic ultrasound in accordance with American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) guideline to assist the attending physician with diagnosis and treatment of pathologies. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.Operates technical ultrasound equipment and supplies sound waves to patients in accordance with standard operating procedures and according to departmental policies and procedures.Loads and unloads cassettes or automatic loader as needed.Explains procedure to patients. Informs patient, or physician of required preparation for particular exam. Positions patients according to department's procedure manual. Assists patients onto examining table, as appropriate, in accordance with department protocols.Performs ultrasound examinations exercising judgment as to which images to photograph.Selects the appropriate technical factors on equipment according to individual patient needs. Develops the sonograms by automatic processing. Critiques sonograms for quality and accuracy, and forwards film to Film Library for reading preparation.Reports all potential or actual patient/equipment problems to the Senior Ultra-sonographer.Recognizes and responds to emergencies by utilizing CPR, or contacting radiology, nursing, or medical personnel.Sets-up and maintains a sterile field by utilizing sterile technique and opens sterile procedure trays where applicable.Uses EKG equipment, intravenous pumps, blood pressure equipment, and related routine equipment to maintain continuous patient care, while patient is undergoing ultrasound procedures.Identifies all sonograms by recording patient name, date, and time. Identifies anatomical slides accurately in computer system.Maintains and tracks the patient's medical record while in Radiology.Cleans and disinfects ultrasound equipment. Calibrates ultrasound equipment for correct exposure and magnification parameters.Maintains supplies needed on a daily basis by restocking according to inventory list in each radiology procedure room.Documents all equipment problems on maintenance request forms. Assists radiologists in performing invasive procedures; such as, thoracentesis, abscess drainage, and other procedures by handling equipment and preparing instrument trays under the direct supervision of the radiologist.Communicates effectively with patients, nurses, and physicians. Communicates information regarding sonography procedures requiring patient preparation.Advises referring physicians on appropriate ultrasound procedures for visualization of the particular body part.As a member of our team, you will experience:A supportive, stimulating and collaborative work environmentA comprehensive benefits package to support your health and a balanced lifestyle - including health, vision, and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage, Tax-Free Savings Plans, and more!Generous tuition reimbursement to support your continuing education and professional growth.What You Need to Be Successful:Graduation from an AMA and/or CAAHP approved school of Ultrasound Technology. BLS certification required.We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by Jobble

Keywords: University Of Maryland Medical Center, Alexandria , Ultrasound Technologist, Other , La Plata, Virginia

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