Job purpose outline:
The primary objective of the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer/Radiology Technician is to perform diagnostic patient care services using an ultrasound machine or x-ray machine.
- Perform diagnostic procedures using sonographic or radiology equipment.
- Prepare treatment room for patient by sanitizing and disinfecting per health center protocol.
- Prepare patient for diagnostic service by welcoming, comforting, and rooming the patient.
- Provides clinical information to the patient by answering questions and request.
- Obtain and record patient name, date of birth and history to confirm reason for diagnostic service.
- Spread gel onto the part of the patient’s body where the waves will need to go, as appropriate.
- Use transducer to study images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body.
- Examine abdomen, breasts, female reproductive system, prostate, heart, thyroid, coccyx, renal, gall bladder, pancreas, groin, spleen, axilla, neck, carotid, sternal, inguinal, liver, foot, shoulder, back, chest, elbow and blood vessels, in accordance with clinicians order.
- Record, save and upload images, anatomical, pathological and/or physiological data for interpretation by a physician/radiologist.
- Identify, record and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
- Identify normal and abnormal findings.
- Analyze sonograms and relay findings to physicians.
- Maintain ultrasound/radiology equipment, ultrasound and radiology room and supplies.
- Provide monthly reports to Administration regarding ultrasound and radiology patient statistics.
- Maintains patient’s confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infections control policies and procedures.
- Performs proper cleaning and sterilization techniques for medical instruments, equipment, and supplies.
- Handles and disposes of sharps and hazardous materials according to established guidelines, not permitted to administer injections or perform venipuncture.
- Performs duties which include bending, stooping, reaching, sitting or standing for long periods of time.
- Ability to lift 25 pounds.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, providers, administration and general public.
- Maintain regular and consistent professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance and adherence to relevant health and safety procedures.
- Attend regular staff meetings and employee trainings for up to date policies, protocols and procedures regarding EMR, QA/QI, and all other relevant information pertaining to the health