You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an Ultrasound Technician.
Your compassion is tangible: whether your patient is 18 or 85, they feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.
You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital provides comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools, retirement planning and even educational scholarships for the next generation.
Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. And instead of placing blame we’ll learn and grow together.
That’s what we’re capable of together. Is this the “we” where you belong?
As an Ultrasound Technician you know that every day is different, which is why you need to know how to:
Use cognitive sonographic skills to identify and record appropriate anatomic and pathological ultrasound images and maintaining a high degree of quality of those images.
Perform ultrasonic diagnostic procedures of specified body areas by properly positioning patients and locating/scanning areas for interpretation as directed by the physician or radiologist.
Explain procedures to patients and/or family members ensuring cooperation and optimum test results and to reduce anxiety.
Analyzes sonograms, obtains a medical history and demonstrates excellent communication skills and self-confidence when presenting this information to the radiologist.
Prepare or clean patient rooms by changing linens, stocking supplies, wiping off tables and cleaning equipment, ensuring an efficient and clean working environment.
Assist physicians with such procedures as needle biopsies, amniocentesis, renal biopsies, etc. by scanning patient, marking patient’s body and determining angle of puncture as requested.
Maintain patient information by purging or updating patient film jackets and/or filing reports or film files to ensure accurate patient records.
Maintain ultrasound equipment by performing scheduled cleanings/tests and documents results. Contacts service personnel and notifies supervision of malfunctioning equipment.
Perform other related duties as directed in order to support the achievement of established goals and objectives.
Foster continuity and quality of care with the best interest of patients and their families in mind
Collaborate with integrated health care teams
Utilize available resources and continually expand your knowledge
Embody our mission, vision and values
Follow all hospital, regulatory and professional guidelines and abide by service behavior standards
Fulfill on-call duties as needed
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
- High School diploma or equivalent, required
- Successful completion of a formal Ultrasound training program or equivalent training, required
- Current certification, or registry eligible for certification, through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), required
- RVT – Registered Vascular Technologist; strongly preferred.
- Possess a current Basic Life Support Certification, or obtain certification within one month of employment, required
- One (1) year of experience in a setting serving the same age/type of patient population served by this facility or department, preferred
Your next move
Now that you know more about being an Ultrasound Technician on our team we hope you’ll join us. At Lutheran Medical Center you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.