Ultrasound Technologist - OPT - Ultrasound - Southwest Medical Center

Ultrasound Technologist

Job Code: 5008

Position Summary:

The Ultrasound Technologist operates the ultrasound equipment, performs a wide variety of technical procedures, and assumes the responsibility for the patients in the area. This position requires population specific competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status. INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Essential Functions:

The Ultrasound Technologist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Performs general ultrasound procedures

* Performs 2D, pulsed wave Doppler, color flow Doppler evaluations on the upper and lower extremities for both the arterial and venous systems, visceral vascular and carotid imaging

* Reviews in-patient requisitions and prioritizes patient list in order of severity of illness, special procedures, special requests and equipment availability; revises patient schedule as new procedures are requested and circumstances change

* Develops film by automatic processing in a timely manner; manipulates laser printer and processor as necessary to obtain the highest quality images

* Performs daily quality control checks on the processor and generates a monthly report of the results summary

* Manages the procurement, storage, and routing of supplies for room preparation

* Ensures reusable instruments are delivered to the appropriate department for sterilization

For Echocardiographers diagnostic duties include but are not limited to:

* Performs echocardiography on adults and pediatric patients

* Performs peripheral vascular procedures

For Lakeside Women's Hospital:

* Ensures all instruments are decontaminated and stored using the appropriate processes, solutions, supplies and equipment.

* Completes the necessary procedures for sterilization per manufacturer instructions and hospital procedures.

* Responsible for preparing and documenting sterilization process charts, logs and records per hospital and regulatory guidelines.

* Completes high level disinfectant process education annually, as applicable.

For Breast Sonographers:

* Performs breast Ultrasound procedures

* Reviews patient relevant previous imaging exams prior to the breast sonography exam

* Interviews the patient to acquire clinical history

* Correlates physical findings with adjunct imaging modalities

* Optimizes the breast sonography exam by using the following as appropriate, doppler, color doppler, and panoramic imaging

* Provide imaging assistance to the radiologist for interventional breast ultrasound procedures.

* With an ARRT registry in Mammography and Radiology can operate radiographic equipment and monitors it for functionality; promptly reports malfunctions


The Ultrasound Technologist reports to the Lead Ultrasound Technologist and/or Manager/Director.

Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Frequently; activity exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time
Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Heavy (Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Seeing: Yes
Hearing: Yes
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.

Environmental Conditions:

Exposed to moveable equipment, chemical fumes from processors while developing films, patients with contagious diseases, electrical equipment, ionizing radiation, and contamination or infection through accidental needle puncture or exposure to blood and/or body fluids. Occasional exposures to odor, blood, chemical irritation, and a variety of constant interruption, frequent emergency call back causing erratic working hours and overtime, and works in a darkened room up to 60% of the time.


One of the following is needed:

* Current certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Must obtain current ARRT Sonography certification within the first 90 days of hire).

* The ability to obtain current RDMS, RDCS or RVT certification within 12 months of hire date through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Diagnostic Cardiology Only:

* Will also accept Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) registry.

Breast Imaging Centers only:

* Current certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Breast Sonography) for Mammography techs only performing breast sonography.

* Successful completion of an Allied Health post-secondary education program that is patient-care related OR equivalent experience.

* Bachelors degree preferred.

* Current CPR certification required within 90 days of hire.

* Must be able to communicate effectively in English (written/verbal).

Diagnostic Cardiology:

* Will also accept Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) registry.

Lakeside Women's Hospital:

* Knowledge of preparing and sterilizing surgical instruments and supplies preferred.
Oklahoma City, OK, US