Ultrasound Technician (Instructor)

Nellis AFB, Nevada
Aug 21, 2023
Sep 20, 2023
Full Time

ERP International is seeking full time Ultrasound Technician Instructor in support of the Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV. Apply online today and discover more about this exceptional employment opportunity at Nellis AFB! www.erpinternational.com

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* Excellent Compensation & Exceptional Comprehensive Benefits!

* Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Federal Holidays!

* Medical/Dental/Vision, LTD/STD/Life and Health Savings Account available!

* Annual CME Stipend and License/Certification Reimbursement!

* Matching 401K!

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Work Schedule:

Normal duty hours are Monday - Friday, 9 hours between 7:00am and 5:00pm

May occasionally work irregular hours or shift work.

May occasionally work on-call and call-back.

No Holidays, No Weekends!

Job Specific Details and Tasks: The duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Conducts formal training in Ultrasound Technology for students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Phase II training program at Nellis AFB. Instructs students IAW the USAF Medical Training Guidance for Non-Resident Medical Training Programs (MTG). Attends meeting set by the Medical Training program Administrator (MTPA). Direct questions concerning USAF MTG policies and guidance to the MTPA or Education Program director (EPD).

Monitors Phase II student progression in accordance with the Student Evaluation and Administration Plan (SEAP), and oversees permanent staff members in skill-level upgrade/duty qualification training

Performs a variety of ultrasound exams in accordance with established protocols utilizing appropriate imaging probes, as well as other imaging accessories. Perform a full range of diagnostic ultrasonic examinations including but not limited to: 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; abdominal sonography to include all major organs and systems of the abdomen; small parts sonography to include scans of the breast, thyroid and testicles; and limited vascular sonography to include carotid, aortic and lower & upper extremity venous duplex scans. Prepares the ultrasound room using aseptic and sterile techniques. Performs detailed studies based on the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) standards. Selects and uses proper transducer, modifies motion, position and pressure to identify known or unknown pathology. Provides dedicated imaging of pathology to include, but not limited to imaging in two planes, measurements of pathologic findings, and Color Doppler imaging.

Performs a variety of Digital Imaging Network-Picture Archiving Communication System (DIN-PACS) functions assuring completeness of US examinations for interpretation. Utilizes digital imaging initiatives within the section and interfaces with other departments. Splits, merges and repairs studies as required in the Imaging Information System. Conducts daily reviews of section scanning images to ensure quality examinations for interpretation. Monitors applicable Electronic Health Records assuring completion of radiologists' dictations within the system. Ensures daily monitoring and updates of exams within said systems upholding database integrity and swift radiologist reading capability.

Performs administrative functions (record archiving and retrieval) and maintenance of equipment and accessories. Ensures periodic assessment and update of established protocols and screening devices. Requests transfer of obtained images on laser discs for future retrieval and review. Assesses each patient's clinical history for determination of most effective scanning protocols. Recommends and establishes routine imaging.

Performs numerous complex sonographic scanning on all anatomical areas for in-utero, neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Assists radiologist and/or other physicians in performing invasive diagnostic techniques such as biopsies, aspirations and intraoperative localization of lesions, or other similar procedures. 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 physician of results of the examination and provide them with a preliminary diagnosis.

Notify physician of significant scans requiring immediate attention.

Maintain and clean ultrasound equipment on a regular basis in accordance with department standards.

Stock and maintain an adequate level of supplies required to ultrasound examinations.

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.

Recognize the need for and institute the necessary emergency measures for situations where a person requires resuscitation procedures due to cardiac or respiratory arrest.

Perform administrative duties to include but not limited to: print ultrasound work schedules/ arrive/depart patients; answer phone/schedule patients for exams; utilize applicable Electronic Health Records systems.

Participate in cross- training activities within the department

Leads the Diagnostic Sonography training platform with training and student assessments. The responsibilities of a trainer include but are not limited to:

• Trains and assesses junior staff and student competence

• Explain pathology and relevant anatomy

• Monitor appropriateness of care and completeness of examination requests.

• Provide Feedback to students on ultrasound studies

• Communicate issues with MTPA

• Tracks initial and annual preceptor training


* Education: Current registration as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

* Experience: A minimum of 3 years full-time Ultrasound experience within the last 5 years; supervisory or instructing experience desired, but not mandatory.
* Licensure/Registration: Current registration as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
* Life Support Certification: Possess and maintain a current AHA or ARC BLS Healthcare Provider certification.

* Training: Must attend Basic Instructor Course (BIC), Principles of Instruction (POI), or Instructor Methodology within six months of position appointment.
* Security: Must possess ability to pass a Government background check/security clearance. This position has been designated by the Air Force as a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program. Employee must pass initial and periodic short notice drug testing. Illegal drug use by employee to the mission of the Air Force, national security, and public safety.