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Ultrasound Technologist, On Call/Per Diem, Tacoma, WA

TRA Medical Imaging


Tacoma, WA

July 2, 2019

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US Technologist On Call

30+ days ago
Requisition ID : 1090

To enjoy successful employment with TRA you must exhibit a strong work ethic, conduct yourself with honesty and integrity in all aspects of the position. Be able to conduct business, keeping patients as the central focus, through our values, while always being sensitive to confidentiality. Accuracy, professionalism, thoroughness and compliance with specifications according to departmental and company expectations are requirements of all positions. Listen to and understand the needs of the patient or customer; use collaborative solutions in problem-solving as appropriate; deliver work products and services in a way that reflect the company’s mission, vision, and values.

TRA is seeking an On Call Ultrasound Technologist. Technologist must perform sonography functions, in accordance with departmental protocols, as wells as adhering to ARDMS standards and ethics. Candidate will accurately implement the orders of the referring physician, and work with the ultrasound team to provide General, OB, Vascular and Breast Imaging services. Knowledge and experience with Pediatric Ultrasound is required. Candidate must have knowledge of PACS and Radiology Information Systems as it pertains to the patient’s exam. ARDMS Registered technologist with Registries in Abdomen and OB. Breast Registry and vascular imaging are a plus. 3 years prior experience required.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Provides patient care in accordance with the mission statement of the company.
  2. Prepares patient for ultrasound exam with thorough explanation of the procedures and clear instructions.
  3. Obtains a thorough patient history as it relates to the exam to be completed.
  4. Accurately implements the orders of the referring physician.
  5. Able to perform examinations of the Abdomen, Pelvis, OB, Small Parts & Vascular structures with accuracy.
  6. Able to present ultrasound examinations to the Radiologist in a professional precise manner.
  7. Able to perform examinations in a timely manner
  8. Completes Modality Worksheet with accurate information for the Radiologist
  9. Maintains high standards regarding the accurate recording of patient information
  10. Present high quality ultrasound images and pertinent patient history to radiologist for interpretation.
  11. Utilizes accurate written and oral communications with patients, physicians, co-workers and supervisors.
  12. Utilizes exemplary customer service skills with patient and family members.
  13. Performs necessary computer functions associated with patient exam. Includes PACS.
  14. Keeps work area and patient exam areas neat and stocked with appropriate supplies.
  15. Participates in orientation and in-service training for personnel
  16. Maintains a professional demeanor with confidentiality
  17. Is prompt and efficient with minimal absences
  18. Cooperates and maintains good rapport with co-workers to ensure proper patient care and efficient workflow.
  19. Understands and adheres to the role of the Ultrasound Modality Specialist.
  20. Able to travel to other TRA offices. (Tacoma, Lakewood & Olympia)
  21. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
  22. Performs all other duties as assigned.


Education/Work Experience

Required: Graduate from an Accredited Diagnostic Ultrasound program. Registry or registry eligible in ultrasound.
ARDMS in Abdomen & OB/GYN preferred. Breast & Vascular Registry a plus as would a certification in Nuchal Translucency.

Job Knowledge/Skills

  • Able to perform a variety of examinations pertaining to the Abdomen and Pelvis. Including
  • OB (1st 2nd 3rd Trimester) Biophysical Profile Small Parts (Breast, Scrotal & Thyroid).
  • Vascular to include (Carotid, Lower Extremity Venous)

Physical Requirements

Work is classified as moderate in physical requirements. Must be able to support or lift patients of varying weight. Ability to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Also requires manual dexterity sufficient to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Vision of the technologist within normal range.

Mental Requirements

Work requires high attention to detail and the ability to handle mentally stressful situations. The ability to maintain high level of sensitivity towards confidential information is also required.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Most sonographer professionals work in a clean, well-ventilated, comfortable and pleasant healthcare facility. They spend most of their time taking diagnostic imaging exams on patients of all ages in a dark, comfortable room.

Sonographer professionals are at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, body fatigue, and back straining due to the nature of their work. Fortunately the use of ergonomically-enhanced equipment can substantially reduce these risks. Full-time sonographer professionals work 40 hours a week. Possible exposure to communicable disease.

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