Job Title:   Ultrasound Tech III - 28 hr/wk
Hospital - varies
28 hr/wk, M-F variable with evening/night/weekend call

Under the direct supervision of the Lead Sonographer and the Chief Technologist, the incumbent will produce two dimensional ultrasonic images of internal organs and operate equipment capable of generating information for diagnostic purposes on prenatal through geriatric patients.  The incumbent will give indirect supervision to all Level I and II Ultrasonographers.  The incumbent is responsible for troubleshooting all equipment within the Ultrasound Department.  The incumbent is expected to be a resource for Level I and II Ultrasonographers.  Must keep Quality Assurance records on all examinations deemed necessary. Must provide instruction to students.  The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.

The Level III Ultrasound Tech will be ARDMS registered. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills for communicating with patients, physicians, students, and personnel from other departments within Mercy Hospital.  Must be able to coordinate appropriate scheduling of emergency exams.  He/she is expected to stay current with continuing medical education as deemed appropriate by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  Must have analytical and problem solving skills to interpret patient physical condition and perform appropriate sonographic diagnostic examination in accordance with physician directives and department protocols.  Must be able to explain highly technical information in an easily understandable manner.  The incumbent must be accountable for patient care that is given during the examination.  He/she has access to highly confidential patient information.
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