The Medical Instrument Technician (MIT) Diagnostic Ultrasound, uses high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical purposes, and is competent in the production, use, recognition, and analysis of ultrasound images and patterns used for patient diagnosis and treatment. Duties include but not limited to: Performs studies of the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, abdominal aorta, using real time techniques to evaluate the structures for size, abnormal contour, cysts and various pathologic disorders. Must independently perform abdominal, visceral and peripheral ultrasound scans, peripheral and deep; scrotal and thyroid ultrasound scans using continuous wave doppler imaging, and blood flow analysis. It is essential that these scans be of the highest diagnostic quality for the anatomical part or blood vessel being imaged, for the use and interpretation by the radiology medical staff. These scans are produced with the knowledge and ability to use the symmetrical phased array, linear array and convex li ear array technology transducers. Performs studies of the kidneys, adrenal glands, nodes and urinary bladder using real time Gray scale techniques to perform examinations for detection of renal cysts and tumors, adrenal masses, lymph node enlargement, retro peritoneal hematomas, abscesses and abnormalities of the urinary bladder. Assists with biopsies and other invasive procedures as required by the radiologist. Independently performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations and is responsible for following established standard ultrasound examination routines. Confers with radiology medical staff to establish nonstandard examinations to determine technical factors, positioning level of ultrasonic images, etc. to satisfy requirements in non-standard examinations. Schedules patients for examinations. Enters specific patient data into a computer via the digital keyboard and retrieves patient information from the computer to complete the statistical input. This requires registering the patient and editing examinations in the hospital computer system, technically dispositioning the procedure and transferring ultrasound images to the correct procedure file. Maintains required supplies in the work area in a neat and orderly manner. Assures that sterile supplies, contrast material, catheters and other required supplies are adequate and in date. Monitors Ultrasound equipment for proper operation, makes minor adjustments and reports malfunctions to supervisor and/or Biomedical Engineer. Maintains competency level to perform the requirements of this position and to keep abreast of new developments in the health care field. This is acquired through on the job experience, educational courses, tapes and literature. Work Schedule: Shifts may vary. Primarily Monday-Friday 12:00pm-8:00pm. Call Required Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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