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St Anthony Regional Hospital Ultrasound Technologist / Sonographer (Carroll Clinic) in Carroll, Iowa

Ultrasound Technologist / Sonographer (Carroll Clinic)

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Posted Date:6/6/2024

Job Location:St. Anthony Clinic - Carroll Location, 405 South Clark St., Suite 100, Carroll, IA, 51401Department:Carroll Clinic

Employment Type:Full-TimeJob Description

Job Summary

The Ultrasound Technologist/Sonographer 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. This position is also responsible for daily operations of the sonographic laboratory, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). This position 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 Duties and Responsibilities

• Greets patients by confirming patient identification; reviewing ultrasound request; checking for special instructions; confirming anticipated service with patients.

• Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of ultrasound procedures; explaining equipment; answering questions.

• Performs all requested sonographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician

• Prepares preliminary reports and contacts referring physicians when required, according to established procedures.

• Coordinates work schedule with Departmental Director and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage.

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

• Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems.

• Assists with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory.

• Assists with making medical appointments for patients needing special examinations such as CAT scans, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine

• Performs other duties as necessary or assigned.

• Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

• Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations and JCAHO standards.

• Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

• Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

• Satisfactory completion of formal Radiologic or Ultrasound Technology training in an AMA-approved school and ability to meet requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT).

• ARDMS certified. Certification from the State of Iowa. Board eligible.

• 2 years of medical training with patient care experience preferred.

Position Requirements, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

• Registration with the ARRT or registry eligible.

• Basic Life Support certification.

• Ability to create a caring, compassionate relationship with the patients and families.

• Ability to collaborate with the healthcare team to use evidence-based practice in providing care.

• Expertise in handling sophisticated medical equipment.

• Must possess effective time management skills.

• Ability to carry out assignments with minimal supervision and guidance.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. May be exposed to infectious diseases and occupational dangers like accidental needle pricks. Must be able to withstand physical and emotional stress.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and blood borne pathogens. The employee may be exposed to unpleasant sights, odors, and materials. The employee may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of radiation. The employee may occasionally be exposed to high, precarious places and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The employee may be exposed to combative patients.

Other Requirements

May be required to train in and float to other areas within the department or other assigned areas and provide extra support and/or coverage as needed.

May be assigned additional duties of Clinical Coordinator for student teaching.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The essential duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. This position will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned. St. Anthony reserved the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time with or without notice.

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