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Health Care & Medicine
Ultrasound Technologist
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduate of approved program in Ultrasound Technology.

Minimum Work Experience

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Clinical ultrasound experience in a hospital environment.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

A.R.D.M.S. registration or eligible.

Functional Accountabilities

Ultrasound Scanning
  1. Demonstrate working knowledge of all diagnostic ultrasound equipment and related components.
  2. Produce high quality ultrasound scans via appropriate choice of transducer, scale, focal zones, and gain. Scale.
  3. Possess excellent knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and ultrasound pathology and document such.
  4. Assist radiologists with interventional procedures as directed.
  5. Perform all exams in a timely and efficient manner.
Quality Control
  1. Identify each image with proper and permanent patient data.
  2. Follow correct procedures regarding warm-up, use and shut down of equipment.
  3. Check paperwork, film jackets and patient charges for accuracy prior to submission and complete RIS assignments immediately following exam.
  4. Maintain cleanliness of exams rooms and equipment.
Patient Care
  1. Assure room is prepared & stocked prior to start of exam.
  2. Explain exam to patients/parents.
  3. Make every attempt to meet scheduled appointment time and accommodate stat or add-on requests.
  4. Communicate with patient throughout the exam and release patient/parent with appropriate follow-up info.
  5. Cooperative and willing to assist when asked to travel to a CH-affiliated site
Clinical Safety
  1. Adhere to all OSHA regulations.
  2. Keep acoustic power within acceptable limits.
  3. Practice personal radiation safety within the department.
  4. Immediately report equipment malfunctions to engineer & complete appropriate paperwork.
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Professional Development
  1. Maintain A.R.D.M.S. certification.
  2. Biennially update CPR certification.
  3. Complete mandatory annual reviews.
  4. Attend seminars and in-services.
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.