Job Description

Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed hospital offering a full range of healthcare services including emergency services, accredited chest pain and heart failure programs, neurology and neurosurgery, outpatient imaging, a nationally accredited surgical weight loss program, total joint program, spine program and stroke center (recognized with Gold Seal designations by The Joint Commission), robotic surgery, GI lab, a free-standing women’s center, inpatient rehabilitation facility, wound care center, five urgent care facilities, and three ambulatory surgery centers. NMC also has several affiliated physician practices including Northwest Allied Physicians offering primary care and a wide range of specialists, Desert Cardiology of Tucson, Heart Center of Southern Arizona and Northwest Heart & Vascular. NMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

The Radiology Technologist - Ultrasound is a full-time position - night shift - Working in the Radiology Department at Northwest Medical Center


Summary: Performs ultrasonic diagnostic tests for patients as ordered.

Essential Functions:

1. Performs all ultrasound techniques and examinations, abdominal scans, retroperitoneal scans, obstetric and gynecology procedures.  Identifies predictable problems and plans and provides patient care, based on the age of the patient served.
2. Positions patients and operates equipment to produce the most reliable and informational data. Performs tests with portable equipment in patient room when necessary. May transfer patients as required.
3. Assists physician in such procedures as needle biopsies, amniocentesis, renal biopsies, etc.  Scans patient, marks patient's body, determines angle for puncture, assists as necessary, maintains sterile technique.
4. Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients.
5. Reviews and evaluates completed test for quality, completeness, and type of test ordered; ensures quality images.
6. Instructs, trains and supervises students, may lead technical and support staff.
7. Maintains departmental reports and records and collects statistical data for administrative and regulatory purposes.
8. Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis.
9  Select proper technical factors, participate in meetings as required.  Demonstrates proficiency at hospital wide and/or department specific computer software and technology.


Qualifications

Education: High School or equivalent.  AMA approved program in ultrasound technology required.
Experience: 2-4 years experience preferred.

Licenses/Certifications: American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) Licensure preferred OR registry eligible. ARDMS registered with Breast Ultrasound certification is required for Women's Center Imaging.  BLS (American Heart Association) required.

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