Diagnostic Imaging Technician - Ultrasound

  • Avosys Technologies
  • Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Dec 01, 2021
Full time Ultrasonographer

Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Receive patients and explain procedures, providing humane and appropriate care and communication to alleviate fear of examination. Correctly position the patient for the examination and make adjustments necessary for the required examination.  Determine if any special patient preparation is required.
  • Operate facility-provided ultrasound scanners. Operate linear, sector, endovaginal, and 3D transducers as well as pulse and color Doppler capabilities of provided scanners.
  • Receive and interpret requests or instructions for diagnostic ultrasound scans; perform daily warm up and assigned quality control checks of the ultrasound scanners. Arrive patients, schedule appointments, depart patients, prepare and process examination requests and related records, digitally upload diagnostic imaging files and reports to Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), create compact disks with diagnostic images, send and receive faxes, complete administrative logs.  Enter and maintain data in radiology information systems and PACS.
  • Perform a full range of diagnostic ultrasound examinations including but not limited to: abdominal, superficial, aorta, carotid, breast, upper and lower extremity deep vein thrombosis and pelvic sonography exams, including imaging of all pelvic anatomy to attain accurate assessment of suspected pathology; and endovaginal sonography exams to obtain accurate assessment of suspected pelvic pathology.
  • Identify abnormalities during testing and determine need for additional scans of affected area.
  • Recognize anatomic variants and determine which other area(s) of the body should be scanned.
  • Use a detailed understanding of diseases of anatomy to accomplish effective ultrasound scanning.
  • Advise the radiologist of results of the examination and provide them with a preliminary diagnosis.
  • Notify radiologist of significant scans requiring immediate attention.
  • Maintain and clean ultrasound equipment on a regular basis in accordance with Radiology department standards. Stock and maintain an adequate level of supplies required for ultrasound examinations.  Supplies will be acquired from the department supply closet or requested through the supply custodian.  Recommend necessary monthly repairs when diagnostic quality is degraded.
  • Make minor adjustments on equipment. Differentiate artifacts from normal or pathological processes and recognize electronic equipment limitations.  Program the examination equipment, set up the machine and scanning techniques to be employed.
  • Responsible for funding and maintaining continuing education units to maintain status as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer by ARDMS. New developments and changes in the field will be recommend to the section chief which would improve the operation of the ultrasound section.
  • Attend and participate in flight meetings, official Medical Group functions, and professional staff meetings.
  • Recognize the need for and institute the necessary emergency measures for situations where a person requires resuscitation procedures due to cardiac or respiratory arrest.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from a medical sonography training program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Current registration as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Inc. (ARDMS).
  • A minimum of 1 year of full-time experience within the last 2 years in a clinical or hospital setting, and ultrasound scanning competence in the exams specified within the core duties.
  • Possess and maintain a Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.

Other Information

Industry: Defense

US Citizenship Required: Yes

Background Check: Required

Current Clearance Level Required: None

Telework: No

Travel: No

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact (210) 888-0775 or Jobs@Avosys.com for assistance.