Ultrasound Technologist

Eglin AFB, Florida
Jun 08, 2023
Jun 14, 2023
Full Time

ERP International is seeking a full-time Ultrasound Technologist in support of the Operating Room at Eglin Hospital at Eglin AFB, Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Be the Best! Join our team of exceptional health care professionals across the nation. Come discover the immense pride and job satisfaction ERP Employees experience in providing care for our Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans! ERP International is honored to have been named one of The Washington Post's 2022 Top Workplaces!

* Excellent Compensation & Exceptional Comprehensive Benefits!
* Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Plus 11 Paid Federal Holidays!

* Medical/Dental/Vision, STD, LTD and Life Insurance, Health Savings Account available, and more!
* Annual CME Stipend and License/Certification Reimbursement!

* Matching 401K!

About ERP International, LLC: ERP is a nationally respected provider of health, science, and technology solutions supporting clients in the government and commercial sectors. We provide comprehensive enterprise information technology, strategic sourcing, and management solutions to DoD and federal civilian agencies in 40 states. Founded in 2006, ERP is headquartered in Laurel, MD and maintains satellite offices in Montgomery, AL and San Antonio, TX - plus project locations nationwide. ERP is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran.


Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm, which includes a 45 minute non-paid lunch break.

Very limited On-Call and Call-Back

Core Duties:
  • Correlate the patient's clinical history with the requested examination to be performed and obtain the results from previous pertinent diagnostic tests to correlate with the ultrasound study.
  • Consult with staff physicians from a variety of specialties such as obstetrics, gynecology, cardiology and surgery regarding the patient's pertinent past medical history, preliminary diagnosis, and condition so it correlates with the ultrasound examination.
  • Recognize normal anatomic variants. Also, recognize anatomic changes created by medical and surgical procedures.
  • Document arrival, departure, and completed tests as required by MTF policy. Send appropriate image series to the radiologist for reading according to MTF protocol.
  • Perform system warm ups, calibrations and quality control tasks according to manufacturer and MTF policy. Recognize artifacts and equipment errors and notify designated Government personnel of outlying values.
  • Explain process to patient, and instructs and assists patient in assuming physical position for examination.
  • Assist in the compiling and archiving of records for procedures performed
  • Observe and report to the radiologist any symptoms which have direct bearing on the patient's condition as a result of adverse reaction to contrast media and inform the radiologist of any condition requiring his/her attention. Recognize the need for and initiate emergency measures for critical situations such as respiratory or cardiac arrest.
    Identify abnormalities during testing and determine need for additional scans of affected area.

Specific Tasks:
  • The contracted Ultrasound Technician shall assist in treating patients that are scheduled, walk-ins, referrals and emergencies when required by the Flight Commander, to ensure access standards are met during deployments, unscheduled absences, or when limited technician staffing dictates. Provide professional Ultrasound services and programs to all Government beneficiaries including active duty military, military family members, DoD civilians, and retirees.
  • Receive patients and explain procedures, providing humane and appropriate care and communication to alleviate fear of examination. Correctly position the patient for the examination and make adjustments necessary for the required examination. Determine if any special patient preparation is required.
  • Operate facility provided ultrasound scanners. Operate the linear, sector, and endovaginal probes as well as pulse and color Doppler capabilities of provided scanners. Receive and interpret requests or instructions for diagnostic ultrasound scans; perform daily warm up and assigned quality control checks of the ultrasound scanners.
  • Perform a full range of diagnostic ultrasonic examinations including but not limited to placental Doppler studies; obstetrical sonography, including imaging of all fetal anatomy in order to obtain accurate dating and growth parameters and evaluate for fetal abnormalities and problems with the pregnancy; pelvic sonography, including imaging of all pelvic anatomy to attain accurate assessment of suspected pathology; and endovaginal sonography exams to obtain accurate assessment of suspected pelvic pathology.
  • Perform numerous complex sonographic scanning on all anatomical areas for in-utero, neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Includes fixed and portable scanners.
  • Assists radiologist and/or other physicians in performing invasive diagnostic techniques such as biopsies, aspirations and intraoperative localization of lesions, or other similar procedures. Identify abnormalities during testing and determine need for additional scans of affected area.
  • Recognize anatomic variants and determine which other area(s) of the body should be scanned. Use a detailed understanding of diseases of anatomy to accomplish effective ultrasound scanning.
  • Advise the radiologist of results of the examination and provide them with a preliminary diagnosis. Notify radiologist of significant scans requiring immediate attention.
  • Maintain and clean ultrasound equipment on a regular basis in accordance with Radiology department standards. Stock and maintain an adequate level of supplies required to ultrasound examinations.
  • Recommend necessary monthly repairs when diagnostic quality is degraded. Make minor adjustments on equipment.
  • Differentiate artifacts from normal or pathological processes and recognize electronic equipment limitations.
  • Program the examination equipment, set up the machine and scanning techniques to be employed.
  • Review new developments in the field by reading journals and attending meeting when possible and recommend to supervisor those changes which would improve the operation of the ultrasound section.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Recognize the need for and institute the necessary emergency measures for situations where a person requires resuscitation procedures due to cardiac or respiratory arrest.
  • The HCW shall be responsible for precepting ultrasound phase II clinical students.


Minimum Qualifications:

* Education: Graduate from an academic program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
* Experience: Shall have at least 2 years' experience within the last 4 years and have provided services as an independent Sonographer for a minimum of 12 months within the last 24.

* Clinical Certification: Certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in Ultrasound studies.

* Life Support Certifications: Possess ARC or AHA BLS certification.

* Security: Must be able to pass a Government background check and obtain a Government security clearance.

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