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Mary Greeley Medical Center Ultrasound Technologist in Ames, Iowa

  • Position Summary

  • Under general supervision, obtains sonographic images for diagnostic purposes. Ultrasound Technologists ensure all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • None Specified

  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of routine ultrasound proceĀ¬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:

  • None Specified