The purpose of the work is to perform diagnostic ultrasound studies for the evaluation of various organ systems including the gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, vascular, lymphatic, endocrine, and musculoskeletal systems. These highly complex studies are performed under limited control. This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is 7/27/2021. Additional applications will be referred as needed. The Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) (Diagnostic Ultrasound) independently performs standard examinations. The MIT follows Radiologist protocol of patients when performing the procedures. They evaluate the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patients schedule to accommodate them. They maintain records of patients examined. Duties include but are not limited to: Advise radiologist or referring physician of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing examination. Perform ultrasound examinations of the abdomen, neck, chest and extremities, retroperitoneal space for acquiring high quality examinations that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patient medical disorders. Participate in the training of physicians, students, and radiology technicians so that these individuals may acquire an understanding of the principles of ultrasound and how it relates to other diagnostic exams. Perform routine clerical procedures for maintaining accurate ultrasound records. Make multiple simultaneous settings and adjustments in operation of equipment to insure accurate results. Review new developments in the field and recommends those that would improve the operation of the section. May be required to perform diagnostic radiographic examinations as needed. Maintain adequate supplies so that examinations are not delayed due to the lack of necessary equipment and supplies. Develop and maintains patient prep procedures so that the patient and wards understand the proper preparations for ultrasound examinations to minimize procedure delays. Explain the procedures to the patient so that an understanding of the purpose of the study as well as any requirements of the patients are thoroughly understood. Gather related information so that correlation of examinations to other studies can be made by the radiologist in diagnosis and recommendation of treatment for their medical disorders. Operate multi-image camera for ultrasound examinations so that future ultrasound examinations may be compared. Assist quality assurance technologists in performing quality assurance testing on the ultrasound unit using phantoms, test tools, test checklists, etc. for assuring peak performance of the ultrasound equipment. Perform or supervise routine housekeeping duties to assure that the ultrasound area is clean and sanitary. Must be aware of and practice the safety policies/procedures of the ALM Hospital and participate in quality assurance activities as directed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, may include weekends. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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