Location: Waterloo, IA
Evenings: Full time- Weekday 2nd Shift 1600 – 0000, 13 Weeks Contract
**On overnight call once a week
Start date: ASAP
As a Ultrasound Technologist, also known as a diagnostic medical sonographer or sonographer, you will be working directly with patients and physicians and operate equipment that uses high-frequency soundwaves to take images and scans of the body's internal organs. The ultrasound technician may specialize or work in a broad array of specialties including obstetric and gynecological ultrasounds, and neurological, breast, heart, or abdominal sonography. You may also assist radiologists with vascular ultrasound procedure and ultrasound-guided biopsies.Key responsibilities include:
- Duties and Responsibilities:
- Explaining the ultrasound procedure to patients, answering their questions, and providing support.
- Spreading the ultrasound gel on the surface of patients' bodies over the internal area to be imaged.
- Programming and adjusting the scanner for the specific procedure and ensuring the transducer captures images from every angle or section as needed.
- Deciding which still images, or sonograms, to capture and present to the Physician for diagnostic purposes.
- Evaluating the images for quality and interpreting the images to assist the Physicians in diagnosing and treating diseases.
- Presenting the images and your preliminary findings to the Physicians.
- Maintaining patients' records and medical notes on the ultrasound procedure they have undergone.
- Maintaining the ultrasound equipment and sterilizing the procedure rooms.
- Assisting Radiologists with vascular ultrasound procedures and ultrasound-guided biopsies.
- Education and Experience:
- Must have 1+ years of recent Ultrasound Tech experience.
- IA State license to work as a Ultrasound technologist
- ARDMS Certification (RDMS, RVT) required
- MRT Certification required
- BLS IA Certification required.
- Other requirements:
- Fully vaccinated for COVID-19
This position requires excellent patient service and technical skills, as well as a strong working knowledge of anatomy and pathology. You should have strong problem-solving, decision-making, and time management skills. You will need a valid state license to work as a Ultrasound Technologist. Prior experience in an acute care setting and additional certifications in diagnostics are highly desirable.