The Ultrasound Technologist (UT) will perform a variety of complex specialized tasks utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves to detect abnormalities including masses, abscesses, and stones. The UT will assist physicians with biopsy procedures, guiding biopsy instrument using sonographic techniques. The UT will perform procedures including but not limited to ultrasound procedures, color doppler vascular examinations, abdominal studies and color-flow ultrasound, and Ob-Gyn procedures as required. The UT will utilize accessory equipment such as transducers, printers, and PACS workstations. Other responsibilities include preparing patients for procedures, explaining procedures to patients, reporting changes in patient condition to medical staff, providing an oral and written summary of preliminary findings to the radiologist, evaluating the quality of sonograms and will determine if additional sonograms or ultrasound procedures are indicated. The UT will assist in training of Ultrasound students during clinical rotations. The UT will rotate through the on-call schedule with the other technologists. The UT will complete other duties as assigned.
All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats. Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Completion of formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program required.
Previous sonography experience in a hospital setting strongly preferred.
Registered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-S) required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with nursing and imaging colleagues, physicians, and department heads required.
Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
Strong organizational skills required.
Strong PC skills required.
Strong verbal communication skills required.
Ability to consistently exercise independent judgement required.
Occasional exposure to difficult patients.
Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
Physical surroundings generally pleasant and comfortable.
Prolonged standing and walking.
Repetitive motion while scanning.
Medium Heavy - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 2/3 to 3/4 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 30 to 45 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 15 to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 15 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. 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 and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.
Conway Medical Center is a trusted leader in healthcare and has served the medical needs of Horry County and surrounding communities for nearly a century. This non-profit medical center's roots run deep in Horry County. First established in the 1920s by a group of local physicians who recognized the need for a hospital in the county, Conway Medical Center presently offers 210 inpatient beds and is one of the county's largest employers with over 1500 staff members. We are excited about the growth that continues at Conway Medical Center as we work to improve the overall health of our communities by serving as a leader in healthcare. Conway Medical Center is a Duke Health Affiliate in Heart and Cancer Care.