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Ultrasound Technologist

Weill Cornell Medical College


Location:
New York, NY
Date:
11/17/2017
2017-11-172017-12-18
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary







Under general guidance, performs diagnostic sonography, participates in invasive procedures utilizing ultrasound guidance and manages data collection and organization of the ultrasound rooms







Job Responsibilities







+ May develop, maintain and/or disseminate departmental or functional specific policies and procedures\. May also be responsible for maintaining a departmental standard operating procedures \(SOP\) manual if available\.



+ Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents\. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately\. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery\. May assist with cost control\.



+ Ensures that facilities and equipment are in optimal and proper working condition\. Coordinates preventative maintenance and repairs as needed\. May perform minor repairs if qualified and as needed\. May advise on upgrades for performance enhancements\.



+ Attends workshops, seminars and/or conferences to keep abreast of standards and best practices within the field\. Disseminates information to colleagues and/or staff as appropriate\.



+ Assists current and new employees in the use of systems/equipment and departmental policies and procedures\.



+ Greets registered patients at time of visit and triages patients through the patient flow process\. Checks schedules and accompanies patients to exam/procedure room\. Assists patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing and preparing for exam\.



+ Reviews and verifies patient identity, history and requisition for exam to be performed\.



+ Inputs patient history information at time of exam/test into the practice management system\. Scans relevant medical documentation related to patient's case\.



+ Ensures patient safety is maintained at all times\.



+ Responsible for maintaining a sterile environment\. Ensures standard infection control precautions are observed\.



+ Assists with the review of cases and literature regarding patient care and research protocols, as well as the collection of data for publications\.



+ Implements technical data, organizes record keeping and data collection\.



+ Performs sonogram during procedures requiring ultrasound guidance \(i\.e, core biopsies, and fine needle aspirations \(FNA\)\)\. Locates insertion site and ensures correct placement of probe\. Interprets sonograms and prepares data for preliminary diagnosis\.



+ Accompanies the provider into the exam room, updates or collects patient history and inputs patient data into the practice management system\. Explains procedure to be performed to patient prior to procedure and answers any questions throughout\.







Education







+ High School Diploma







Experience







Approximately 2 years of experience working in clinical ultrasonography\.







Experience as registered technologist in another radiology modality may be applicable\.







Knowledge, Skills and Abilities







+ Graduate of approved school of radiography\.







Licenses and Certifications







+ RDMS \(Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer\)



+ Current BLS \(must be issued by American Heart Association\)







Working Conditions/Physical Demands







This position requires the occasional lifting of equipment and patients







Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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