Northwell Health Ultrasound Technologist - Reg (Temporary Position, Nights) in Huntington, New York

Req Number 001OC1

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

1. Prepares patient for examination.

  • Positionspatient on examination table for optimum testing procedure and conditions;

  • Explains procedure ineasy-to-understand terms based on professional knowledge to relievepatient of pre-testing anxiety;

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

2. Performs ultrasound procedures.

  • Recognizes thesignificance of all structures that are visualized on the oscilloscopeand differentiates artifacts from normal or pathological processes intimely manner;

  • Ensures thatproper views and images have been obtained and proper techniques havebeen employed; determines the need for more extensive evaluations beyondpreliminary instructions.

3. Obtains pertinent radiological and diagnostic exam reports for the physician necessary for correlation with the ultrasound scan being performed.

  • Consults withreferring radiologist regarding patients previous history and theappropriate ultrasonic procedure that is required;

  • Correlatesclinical history to ascertain that the appropriate procedure isperformed.

4. Monitors patient condition.

  • Performsdirect observation of the patient during the entire examination;

  • Recognizes andpromptly reports to the physician, changes in the patient’s conditionand/or motor abnormality complaints by the patient including: faintingdiscoloration etc.

5. Maintains records and logs exams performed.

  • Documentsaccurately the slice location and labels study on the multi-format film;

  • Ensures properdocumentation of real-time studies on videotape.

6. Performs minor repairs and frequent calibration checks and adjusts ultrasound equipment when necessary.

  • Troubleshoots mechanicalproblems of the equipment by performing minor repairs as necessary;

  • Recognizes andreports major problems to appropriate personnel to ensure promptresolution.

7. Maintains control of inventory and purchases of supplies for the assigned area.

  • Checkscompleteness of purchase order requisitions;

  • Reviews stocklevels, storage locations and utilization of film inventories andmedical and surgical supplies.

8. Performs related duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions


· Graduate of an approved program in Ultrasound and demonstrated knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics of diagnostic ultrasound and familiarity with pertinent medical/surgical disease, required. Bachelor’s degree, preferred.

· Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) certification, required.

Minimum of one (1) year sonography experience, preferred.