Mary Greeley Medical Center Ultrasound Technologist in Ames, Iowa
Under general supervision, obtains sonographic images for diagnostic purposes. Ultrasound Technologists ensure all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Operates, cleans and generally maintains ultrasound equipment.
Assists in recording reports and examinations.
Performs all duties of Ultrasound Technologist. (per scope of practice)
Performs related work per orientation and position competency checklists and skills validation.
Performs other assigned duties.
Assures safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families, visitors, and staff.
Participates and maintains quality improvement initiatives to promote positive patient outcomes.
Assists patient, families, and visitors with various needs and utilizes specific communication tools to enhance customer service.
Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures on neonatal through geriatric patients.
Gathers and records pertinent patient history to aid in interpreting sonographic data.
Gathers and records significant anatomical information to aide in diagnosis.
Improvises ultrasound procedure when needed to obtain accurate and complete data.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Completion of a 12 month ultrasound training program or 12 months of ultrasound work experience.
Certification by R.D.M.S. in physics and at least two of the following three certifications: OB/GYN, Vascular and Abdominal within 2 years of hire.
Mandatory Reporter training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Knowledge of routine ultrasound proce¬dures and associated anatomy; knowledge of records to be maintained.
Ability to perform ultrasound procedures; ability to operate, clean and generally maintain ultrasound equipment.
Skill in providing diagnostic ultrasound services.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic, algebra and geometry and their applications
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Active Listening skills, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for adolescent through geriatric patients.
Skill in effective oral and written communication in English.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience: