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Ultrasound Tech Per Diem

Company: MelroseWakefield Healthcare
Location: Melrose
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWe're saving lives, building careers, and reimagining healthcare. We can't wait to grow alongside you.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. 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. Job Description Minimum Qualifications: 1. Associates degree or two year certificate program in Ultrasound. 2. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.3. American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) within one year of data of hire. Preferred Qualifications: 1. Two (2) years of work experience as an ultrasound technologist. 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. Records each examination. 2. Assists radiologists in interpretation by describing anatomy, anatomical locations and acoustic characteristics of each film. 3. 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. 4. Assists physicians and/or radiologists with any special procedures including but not limited to biopsies, breast localization's, amniocentesis, aspirations, paracentesis, thoracentesis, hysterosonograms and any other procedures requiring ultrasound guidance. 5. Informs supervisor of equipment problems and safety issues. 6. Covers a minimum of call as per policy. Must arrive at the hospital as soon as possible (within one (1) hour). 7. Covers a minimum of hospital recognized holiday shifts as per policy. 8. Performs all related department duties as required. 9. Works independently and performs a variety of procedures and/or exams requiring independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative. 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. 12. Remains completely unprejudiced in regard to race, color, creed, citizenship, sexual preference, economic status, disabilities, appearance or age. 13. Responds to change and/or stats in the work schedule in a calm and appropriate manner. Cooperates with co-workers and management to insure an atmosphere that is conducive to high quality patient's care. 14. Actively participates in department quality improvement/assurance. Assumes responsibility for designated areas and/or procedures as required. Maintains and/or monitors department supplies. Attends mandatory meetings. Physical Requirements: 1. Frequent standing, occasional sitting & walking, lifting of 30-35 lbs., pushing and maneuvering equipment. 2. Requires manual dexterity using fine hand manipulation to operate echo equipment and computer keyboard 3. Requires ability to see echo screen and reports. Skills & Abilities: 1. Medical terminology. 2. Clerical skills. 3. Proficient in OB/GYN, small parts, venous, carotid, abdominal ultrasounds & procedures requiring ultrasound guidance (i.e. biopsies, amniocentesis, aspirations, paracentesis, thoracentesis, hysterosonograms, etc.). 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

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