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Ultrasound Tech

Date: 29-Mar-2023

Location: US

Company: International SOS

The Project:

The project site is the U.S. Army Garrison Hospital, located on the atolls of Kwajalein and Roi-Namur in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a scenic chain of Islands equidistant from Hawaii, Australia, and the Philippines. It is one of the largest outsourced medical facilities in support of the Department of Defense. Since 2018 International SOS Government Medical Services, has been subcontracted to manage the 10-bed Critical Access Kwajalein Hospital, dental clinic, veterinary clinic, and a medical clinic on Roi-Namur. Kwajalein is a 6.5 square mile atoll where bikes are the primary mode of transportation. The more than 1,500 residents include military personnel, Army Civilians, contractors, and their family members. Kwajalein is home to one of the world’s largest coral atolls and lagoons. The year round warm and sunny weather supports a variety of activities, such as scuba diving, sport, fishing, sailing, and wind surfing. The military base also boasts a movie theater, bowling alley, gym, golf course, ceramics studio, and small shopping areas.

Essential Job Duties & 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.

This job description outlines the types of responsibilities the incumbent is required to perform. The incumbent may be required to perform job related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description. This job description is subject to regular review.