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    The Diagnostic Ultrasound (Sonography) must be competent in the production, use, recognition, and analysis of ultrasound images and patterns used for patient diagnosis and treatment. The sonographer is regarded as the expert source of all ultrasound imaging, and the interpreting radiologist relies heavily on the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the sonographers in providing a final interpretation.

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    Responsibilities

    Diagnostic ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves and other diagnostic techniques for medical purposes. The practitioner must be competent in the production, use, recognition, and analysis of ultrasound images and patterns used for patient diagnosis and treatment. The sonographer is regarded as the expert source of all ultrasound imaging, and the interpreting radiologist relies heavily on the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the sonographers in providing a final interpretation. Within this specialization there is a diverse range of ultrasound imaging sub-specialties. These include: 1) diagnostic medical sonography - abdominal, neurologic, obstetrical/gynecologic, breast, small parts and ophthalmic; 2) cardiac sonography - adult and pediatric echocardiography; and 3) vascular technology- vascular and related organs.

    • Serves as an expert and provides consultative assistance to Radiologists.
    • The Technician maintains schedule records.
    • Perform Ultrasound exam for maximum diagnostic information.
    • The Technician will evaluate and prioritize patients in order of urgency.
    • Interprets ultrasound requests.
    • Ability to communicate with staff and Radiologists as well as nurses on the patient floor and the healthcare provider.
    • Monitors Ultrasound equipment and notify engineer regarding repairs.
    • Assists Radiologist with biopsies performed in Ultrasound.
    • Plan work assignments.
    • The Sonographer correlates the scheduling of patients' exams with the reception staff as well as with the nurses on the patient floor (this pertains to in-patients).
    • Prioritizes the emergent exams and work into the daily schedule.
    • The Technician (Sonographer) plans and carries out exam(s) necessary to complete the work assignment.
    • The Ultrasound Sonographer must have the ability to communicate ideas and facts clearly.

    Work Schedule: 7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday through Friday
    Telework: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Instrument Technician (Diagnostic Ultrasound)/PD000000
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/617002700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.