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Ultrasound Tech

Requisition Number:  2914
Location: 

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The Project

The project is one of the largest outsourced medical facilities in support of the Department of Defense located on Kwajalein and Roi-Namur. Intl SOS is the medical subcontractor under DynCorp International. The scenic chains of Islands are a strategic defense location equidistant from Hawaii, Australia and the Philippines. On Kwajalein, Intl SOS operates a 13 bed, Critical Access Hospital plus a dental clinic, a veterinary clinic, and is responsible for food service safety. Kwajalein is a 6.5 square mile Island where bikes are the primary mode of transportation. Residents enjoy premier scuba diving including access to historical wreckage from WWII, fishing, and quiet beaches. While there is no cell service, data apps work well when using Wi-Fi. Kwajalein is a close knit community of 1500 military personnel, army civilians, contractors and family members.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic sonography examinations
  • Uses cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images
  • Uses independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings
  • Analyses; sonograms, synthesize sonographic information, medical history, and communicates findings to the appropriate physician
  • Coordinates work schedule with Imaging Supervisor and/or scheduling desk to assure workload coverage
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the sonographer’s care
  • Assists with the daily operations of the sonographic laboratory
  • Maintains a daily log of patients seen/completes exam billing forms
  • Participates in the maintenance of laboratory accreditation
  • Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with all interrelating hospitals, referral or commercial agencies
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned
  • Performs all requested sonographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician
  • Prepares preliminary reports and contacts referring physicians when required, according to established procedures
  • Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided
  • Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems
  • Organizes daily work schedule and performs related clerical duties as required
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area/department
  • Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member
  • Provides in-service education team on requirements of sonographic procedures as requested by other members of the health care team
Experience Required:
  • Minimum 3 years recent ultrasound imaging practical experience in a hospital or clinic environment.
  • Ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment
  • Ability to evaluate sonograms to acquire appropriate diagnostic information
  • Ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, laboratory results, patient history and medical records and adapt sonographic examination as necessary
  • Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed
Experience Desired

• Experience with digital acquisition and transmission of images preferred.
• Experience in or desire to learn general x-ray technician duties preferable.
• Demonstrated knowledge of imaging practices.
• Ability to evaluate, synthesize and communicate diagnostic information to the attending physician
• Ability to communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team, recognizing the special nature of sonographic examinations and patient’s needs
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team
• Ability to follow established departmental procedures
• Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations

Education Required

• Satisfactory completion of formal Radiologic technology training in an AMA-approved school and ability to meet requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT)
• Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program or Cardiovascular Technology
• Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) preferred
• Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate
• BLS certification

Physical Requirements

• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• Work involves sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time.
• May require bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs.

Other Special Qualifications:

• Must be able to read, write and speak English to effectively communicate
• This position is unaccompanied.
• US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card is required.
• US DOD CNACI clearance or the ability to obtain one is required.
• Must be able to relocate to the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll.
• A valid passport is required and must be in your possession prior to relocation. You must maintain a current passport during your stay on Kwajalein Atoll.

International SOS Government Medical Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

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