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"Diagnostic Medical Sonographer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Diagnostic Medical Sonographer"

1) Decide which images to include, looking for differences between healthy and pathological areas.

2) Observe screen during scan to ensure that image produced is satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments to equipment as required.

3) Observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort.

4) Provide sonogram and oral or written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis.

5) Operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape and composition of blood, organs, tissues and bodily masses such as fluid accumulations.

6) Select appropriate equipment settings and adjust patient positions to obtain the best sites and angles.

7) Determine whether scope of exam should be extended, based on findings.

8) Process and code film from procedures and complete appropriate documentation.

9) Obtain and record accurate patient history, including prior test results and information from physical examinations.

 

 

11) Record and store suitable images, using camera unit connected to the ultrasound equipment.

12) Coordinate work with physicians and other health-care team members, including providing assistance during invasive procedures.


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13) Maintain records that include patient information, sonographs and interpretations, files of correspondence, publications and regulations, and quality assurance records (e.g., pathology, biopsy, post-operative reports).

14) Perform legal and ethical duties including preparing safety and accident reports, obtaining written consent from patient to perform invasive procedures, and reporting symptoms of abuse and neglect.

15) Supervise and train students and other medical sonographers.

16) Maintain stock and supplies, preparing supplies for special examinations and ordering supplies when necessary.

17) Clean, check and maintain sonographic equipment, submitting maintenance requests or performing minor repairs as necessary.

18) Perform clerical duties such as scheduling exams and special procedures, keeping records and archiving computerized images.

19) Perform medical procedures such as administering oxygen, inserting and removing airways, taking vital signs, and giving emergency treatment such as first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

20) Load and unload film cassettes used to record images from procedures.

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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-2032.00