|Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
| Observe screen during scan to ensure that image produced is satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments to equipment as required.
| Observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort.
| Provide sonogram and oral or written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis.
| Select appropriate equipment settings and adjust patient positions to obtain the best sites and angles.
| Operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape, and composition of blood, organs, tissues, or bodily masses, such as fluid accumulations.
| Decide which images to include, looking for differences between healthy and pathological areas.
| Prepare patient for exam by explaining procedure, transferring patient to ultrasound table, scrubbing skin and applying gel, and positioning patient properly.
| Determine whether scope of exam should be extended, based on findings.
| Obtain and record accurate patient history, including prior test results or information from physical examinations.
| Maintain records that include patient information, sonographs and interpretations, files of correspondence, publications and regulations, or quality assurance records, such as pathology, biopsy, or post-operative reports.
|Top Skills used in this Job
| Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
| Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
| Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
| Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
| Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
| Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
| Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
| Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
| Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
| Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.