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Certified Ultrasound Technologist MHB

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Shift: Shift 2

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: CWA Local 1133

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Evenings with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours:
Start as early as 2pm. End as late as 12am

Summary:
The Ultrasound Technologist performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative in the application of non-ionizing high frequency ultrasound waves.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Graduate of an approved School of Radiologic Technology and/or graduate of an accredited/approved School/Program of Sonography.
  • Must become registered/certified as a Sonographer by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or ARRT (S)within six (6) months of hire with a one-time option to extend the time frame for acquiring certification for an additional six (6) months as long as associate has made progress to secure his/her certification. Registration/certification is attained by passing both the Physics Examination (Sonography Principles and Instrumentation) and one (1) of the Specialty Examinations (Abdomen, Breast, Fetal Echocardiography, Neurosonology, or Obstetrics & Gynecology).
  • ARDMS/ARRT registration as a diagnostic, medical, sonographer must be maintained to keep the job status of Certified Ultrasound Technologist (labor grade 14).
  • Must become Registered as a Vascular Technologist with one of the following credentialing organizations within nine (9) months of hire:
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Vascular Sonography RT(VS)
    • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
    • Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS)
    • Upon successful completion of RVT registration, associate will be upgraded to RVT/Grade 15 position
    • Associate will be subject to termination if they fail to become registered within nine (9) months of hire
  • BLS Preferred
EXPERIENCE
  • Pre-Hire Experience- One (1) year working experience as Ultrasound Staff Technologist or six (6) to twelve (12) months clinical experience in an intern/externship of an accredited Ultrasonography Program.
  • Post-Hire Experience- Within three (3) months employee should be able to perform in an acceptable manner.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Good judgment
  • Analytical ability
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Responsible
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to interpret data and draw conclusions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Good, general health. Performs duties while standing and walking most of the day. Pushes, pulls and lifts patients and equipment frequently.

ENVIRONMENT
  • Ambient temperatures, low lighting, relatively quiet setting.
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