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Northwell Health Ultrasound Technologist in Syosset, New York

Req Number 87447

Job Description

Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment in the application of non-ionizing, high frequency ultrasonic waves for diagnosis of disease.

Job Responsibility

    • Prepares patient for examination
  • Positions patient on examination table for optimum testing procedure and conditions;

  • Explains procedure in easy-to-understand terms to relieve patient of pre-testing anxiety;

  • Sets-up equipment to administer the particular procedure in a timely fashion.

    • Performs ultrasound procedures
  • Recognizes the significance of all structures that are visualized on the oscilloscope and differentiates artifacts from normal or pathological processes in timely manner;

  • Ensures ordered views and images have been obtained using approved techniques; determines the need for more extensive evaluations beyond preliminary instructions.

    • Obtains pertinent radiological and diagnostic exam reports for the physician necessary for correlation with the ultrasound scan being performed
  • Consults with referring radiologist regarding patients previous history and the appropriate ultrasonic procedure that is required;

  • Correlates clinical history to ascertain that appropriate procedure is performed.

    • Monitors patient condition
  • Performs direct observation of the patient during the entire examination;

  • Recognizes and promptly reports to the physician, changes in the patient's condition and/or motor abnormality complaints by the patient including: fainting discoloration etc.

    • Maintains records and logs exams performed
  • Documents accurately the slice location and labels study on multi-format film;

  • Ensures proper documentation of real-time studies on videotape.

    • Performs minor repairs and frequent calibration checks and adjusts ultrasound equipment when necessary
  • Troubleshoots mechanical problems of the equipment by performing minor repairs as necessary;

  • Recognizes and reports major problems to appropriate personnel to ensure prompt resolution.

    • Maintains control of inventory and purchases of supplies for the assigned area
  • Checks completeness of purchase order requisitions;

  • Reviews stock levels, storage locations and utilization of film inventories and medical and surgical supplies

  • Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

Job Qualification

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Graduate of an approved program in Echocardiography/Ultrasound and demonstrated knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics or diagnostic ultrasound and familiarity with pertinent medical/surgical disease, required.

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer certification, required.

  • Equivalent work experience documented by institutional referral with a minimum of 200 cases in echocardiography and the other modalities.

*Additional Salary Detail

The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

The salary range for this position is $45.99-$45.99/hour

It is Northwell Health’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all applicants and employees equally regardless of their age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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