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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

Ultrasound Technologist-Registered- CPRH Ultrasound



Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, June 9, 2023

Job Description

To perform routine and specialized examinations in Ultrasound; adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic and/or therapeutic results; prepare patients for examinations. This requires independent judgment to adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic results under the direction of a radiologist.

Associate's Degree in the field of Ultrasound
ARDMS registry required upon hire for this position

  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities

Basic reading, writing, oral English skills AccountabilityMulticultural sensitivityCustomer/patient focusedBasic computer knowledgeCritical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisionsAbility to respond appropriately to customer/co-workerInteraction with a wide variety of peopleMaintain confidential informationAbility to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal informationAbility to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor

  • Clinical Excellence/Patient Care* Performs ultrasound procedures in a manner that ensures an accurate and complete examination within the guidelines, policies, procedures and standards of Medical Imaging to assigned patients of all ages* Exhibits competency in performing ultrasound procedures* Images required views demonstrating appropriate anatomy and pathology* Knowledgeable of catheters, biopsy instruments and sterile trays and prepares these items as necessary* Obtains accurate histories and explains rationale for procedure to patients/families* Enhances image quality through the use of appropriate transducers and machine settings* Evaluates the finished images to ensure diagnostic exams are being submitted to the radiologists* Maintains quality care throughout the procedure* Assess the abdominal arterial & venous system using color imaging
  • Clinical Excellence* Maintains working knowledge of equipment in order to function in all areas of ultrasound.* All ultrasound equipment within the Medical Imaging Ultrasound department * Technically knowledgeable of equipment operation including hardware and software* Performs reasonable trouble shooting* Reports equipment problems through appropriate channels & documents on board for all staff notification* Maintains clean work area, checks and stocks all supplies in their specific area and verifies pertinent accessories assigned to that room* Reports equipment problems through appropriate channels* Invasive Procedures* Able to document area of concern* Set up trays with sterile field for radiologist* Assists radiologist with biopsy* Orders labs and pathology tests under the direction of a radiologist
  • Relationship Building* Performs support functions of the Medical Imaging department to ensure patient expectations and needs are met and assumes personal responsibility for training fellow technologists/students.* Promptly processes images and paperwork to ensure timely turn around in providing a report to the physician's office* Fills out all appropriate paperwork to facilitate timely and accurate reporting* Maintains and coordinates patient flow to ensure efficient and expedient patient care* Promptly and accurately enters patient information into HIS system to ensure efficient patient throughput* Maintenance of the QA, QC, QI programs* Shares knowledge and guides fellow technologists/students with proper department protocol and procedures* Displays a professional attitude in the area toward fellow technologists/students, fostering mutual respect and creating productive learning environment