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Ultrasound Tech

Company: Tufts Medical Center
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

We---re saving lives, building careers, and reimagining healthcare. We can---t wait to grow alongside you. Schedule Monday - Friday, 8 hour shifts Job Profile Summary --- This role focuses on using various imaging techniques and practices to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients . In addition, this role focuses on performing the following Ultrasound duties: Utilizes Ultrasound Technology to provide images of internal body structures . A clinical technologist role that has specialized knowledge or skills gained through a combination of vocational education, training, and experience. This role will be most commonly applied to patient care and/or scientific/laboratory jobs. An experienced level role requiring basic knowledge of job procedures and tools obtained through work experience and requiring vocational or technical education . Works under moderate supervision, works through problems of a routine nature, but may at times require interpretation or deviation from standard procedures and communicates information that requires some explanation or interpretation. Job Overview Performs high quality diagnostic ultrasound exams and special diagnostic ultrasound procedures under the direction of the physician and/or radiologist involving the use of high frequency sound waves to investigate the internal aspects of the human body. Requires a high degree of technical knowledge pertaining to acoustics and its various interactions within the human body. Works cooperatively within department and other services to create a system of quality health care. Job Description Minimum Qualifications : 1. Associates degree from a two - year college-based ultrasound program . 2. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification. 3 . American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) within one year of data of hire . 4. One (1) year of experience as an ultrasound technologist. Preferred Qualifications: 1. Two (2) years of work experience as an ultrasound technologist . 2. Registered in either GYN and/ or abdominal (small parts) ultrasound. Duties and Responsibilities : The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list . Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned. 1. Sets up and operates equipment, manipulating transducers and adjusting console dials to obtain a clear recording of specified sections of the body . 2. Performs ultrasound examinations in all modalities (B-scan, Doppler, M-mode, real time). 3. Assists physicians and/or radiologists with any special procedures . 4. Records each examination and prepares exam images for PACS. 5. Obtains all clinical information available through charts, films, lab tests, etc. prior to exams . Informs clinics, physicians and floors of interpretation for exams and provides results on request. 6. Ensures correct and accurate documentation of the patient information. Follows patient tracking system correctly and accurately 7. Assists radiologists in interpretation by describing anatomy, anatomical locations and acoustic characteristics of each film. 8. Compares previous ultrasound to current exam, writes up case and findings on technologist sheets, compiles everything together and gives to the radiologist to be dictated. 9. Informs supervisor of equipment problems and safety issues. 10. Provides the highest level of service to all customer groups . Conforms behavior and actions by exhibiting excellent customer relation skills to patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers. 11. Educates each patient in a professional manner about what the patients should expect and the timeliness of the exam . Is committed to assure that the patient---s expectations of service are exceeded. (AIDET) 12. Participates in department quality improvement/assurance . Assumes responsibility for designated areas and/or procedures as required . 13. Maintains and/or monitors department supplies. 14. Teaches residents, students, medical staff and visitors the science, capabilities, and proper use of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool . Develops and maintains a filing system for patient records and teaching purposes. 15. Checks and maintains supplies. Maintains sterilization of equipment using appropriate cleaning procedures involved with specialized equipment. Physical Requirements : 1. Frequent standing, occasional sitting & walking, lifting of 30-35 lbs. 2. Pushing, pulling & moving equipment as needed. 3. Requires manual dexterity using fine hand manipulation to operate transducers, ultrasound equipment & computer keyboard. 4. Hearing and visual sufficient to perform examinations, observe patients, read monitors and documents, hear equipment and hospital alarms. 5. Close contact with patients having contagious diseases. 6. Exposure to patients injected with radioisotopes. 7. Frequent contacts with patients, physicians, patients--- families, and other personnel throughout the hospital. Skills & Abilities: 1. An in - depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology is also required so the technologist can evaluate laboratory data, past medical history and pertinent symptoms to tailor the ultrasound examination to each patient individually in a safe, accurate and timely manner. 2. Proficient in ultrasounds & procedures requiring ultrasound guidance. 3. Ability to perform exams in Doppler, M-mode, B- scan and real time modalities. 4. Ability to concentrate for long periods of time under various conditions while acquiring diagnostic information. 5. K nowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area. 6. Ability to w ork independently to perform exams and will seek out assistance from others and supervisor as necessary. 7. Displays good judgment and works through a problem with creativity and remains focused and professional. 8. Responds to change and/or stats in the work schedule in a calm and appropriate manner . 9. Ability to cooperate with co-w orkers and management to ensure an atmosphere that is conductive to high quality patient---s care. Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at careerstuftsmedicine.org .

Keywords: Tufts Medical Center, Boston , Ultrasound Tech, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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