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Ultrasound Specialty Technologist (Breast Center)

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Macon, GA, United States
Job ID: 98233
Job Family: Radiology Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12011053133591-Breast Care Center


Job Summary

Under indirect supervision, performs all duties associated with acquisition, processing, submission for interpretation and archiving of general and specialized ultrasound images. Responsible for the care of the patient while in the ultrasound department.  Performs portable US exams based on provider order and/or patient condition.


Essential Functions

Positions patients and selects appropriate protocol to demonstrate anatomy of area of interest based on accepted General US and  advanced  ultrasound/sonography principles such as Pediatric US, Vascular US  and Breast US. Judges diagnostic quality of finished medical images and processes preliminary reports and/or work sheets prior to submission to physician for interpretation. Identifies and documents any limitations to the sonography examination.

Customizes each patient exam based on accepted ultrasound/sonography principles to optimize the diagnostic value of each specific imaging encounter.  Applies independent judgment during the sonography examination to ensure that appropriate anatomical, pathological, and clinical conditions are accurately captured in the examination images.  Assists radiologist with US guidance for advanced specialty US procedure such as biopsies or aspirations as needed.

Reviews all diagnostic ultrasound requests for appropriateness based on clinical information provided.  All questionable orders are communicated to the ordering provider and any unresolved concerns are taken to  the interpreting physician for final approval.

Provides relevant patient history and/or codes for all ultrasound procedures based on facility requirements. 

Performs clerical responsibilities associated with acquisition, processing and archiving of patient record.

Offers detailed explanation of diagnostic procedures to patients prior and answers questions as appropriate. 

Observes patient while in ultrasound for change in status and makes appropriate intervention or contacts primary care givers for instruction.

Identifies and corrects problems as appropriate with all critical occurrences reported to the next level of authority.

Maintains all required continuing education and applicable certifications as ann ultrasound technologist.

Ensures equipment is maintained to assure conformance of specific operational standards including US equipment and Trophon if applicable.


Education, Training, and Experience

  • Must be a High School or GED Diploma Graduate.  
  • Graduate of AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology, vascular or cardiovascular ultrasound program, or BS in Ultrasound.  
  • Minimum one year experience in  a Specialty area of Vascular US, Breast US or Pediatric US.


Other Job Requirements, Licenses, Certifications

  • Registered Sonographer through ARDMS or ARRT.  
  • Registered or registry eligible through ARDMS as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), Registered Breast US technologist or Registered Pediatric US technologist. 
  • Specialty Registry required within one year of employment.