Ultrasound Technologist - OB/GYN

Frederiksted Health Care, Inc.

US Virgin Islands


Sep 7

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Description Summary:

In this fast-paced environment, the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist (Ultrasound Tech). The Ultrasound Technologist provides diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The Ultrasound Technologist is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography. Ultrasound Technologist is also responsible for daily operations of the sonographic laboratory, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). The Ultrasound Technologist maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease and new procedures as they evolve.

Essential Functions/Scope of Work:

a) Must promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization.

b) Must be committed to delivery of excellent customer service experience to all.

c) Follows all FHC procedures and adheres to policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

d) Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations

e) Respects confidentiality at all times.

f) Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images

g) Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings

h) Analyses; sonograms, synthesize sonographic information, medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician

i) Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Director and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage

j) Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer’s care

k) Assists with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory

l) Maintains a daily log of patients seen/completes exam billing forms

m) Participates in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation

n) Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies

o) Prepares preliminary reports and contacts referring physicians when required, according to established procedures

p) Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided

q) Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems

r) Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required

s) Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area/department

t) Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member

u) Provides in-service education team on requirements of sonographic procedures as requested by other members of the health care team

v) Ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment

w) Ability to evaluate sonograms in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information

x) Ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, laboratory results, patient history and medical records and adapt sonographic examination as necessary.

y) Performs all requested sonographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician

z) Performs other duties as assigned.

Non-essential Functions:

1. Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed

2. Ability to evaluate, synthesize and communicate diagnostic information to the attending physician

3. Ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team, recognizing the special nature of sonographic examinations and patient’s needs

4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team

5. Ability to follow established departmental procedures

6. Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations

7. Assist with any other duties as assigned.

Job qualifications requirements/Education and Training:

1. Satisfactory completion of formal Radiologic technology training in an AMA- or Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) approved school and ability to meet requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and/or Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT)

3. Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 

4. Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate

5. Current BLS

6. Experience as defined by the organization. 

Skills and abilities: (language, mathematical, reasoning, etc.):

1. Teamwork-Ability to work effectively as a team, but also colleagues in other teams across the organization.

2. Think Broadly-Ability to think creatively to accomplish tasks as assigned when working independently or unsupervised.

3. Proactive- Take a proactive approach to accomplishing tasks assigned.

4. Communication-To work effectively as a team must engage closely with supervisor; whether one: one, phone conference, email, texts, IM, or any other forms of communication.

5. High analytic and critical thinking skills: with a proven track record of implementing and executing on strategy in an independent manner.

6. Customer Service: Proven ability to provide superb customer services and exhibit therapeutic communication skills (being patient, empathetic, responds to patient’s emotional state

7. Diplomacy-the art of dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way.

8. Learning Adaptability-An ability and willingness to learn using computer assisted training and learning tools.

Physical/mental demands: Prolonged standing, sitting, walking, climbing stairs, may be required. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Ability to read labels, materials data sheet, and distinguish objects. Physical movements, degree of mobility, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination required. The ability to distinguish letters and symbols, as well as the ability to utilize the computers is required. Work under stressful conditions as well as irregular hours may be required. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, radiation, and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered. Mental demands include the ability to learn, adapt to changes, and become proficient quickly, pay close attention to details, courteous and professional demeanor, ability to deal with stress of meeting deadlines and adhere to company policies and procedures.)

Work environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Exposure Classification:

☒Category I: Job classification includes ALL employees who have occupational exposure* to blood borne pathogens* (blood or body fluids) while performing their job duties.

☐Category II: Job classification includes employees who are likely to have SOME occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens because Category I tasks may occasionally be required.

☐Category III: Job Classification includes those employees who perform jobs and tasks where NO CONTACT with blood borne pathogens occurs and Category I and Category II tasks ARE NOT a condition of employment

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Frederiksted Health Care, Inc.

Frederiksted Health Care, Inc. is a Not-for-Profit corporation in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.