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Job Code: 0995
Job Level: 66
Revised Date: 11/23/1987
Job Family: JF 10

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Occupational Summary

Perform a variety of specialized technical tasks in Diagnostic Ultrasound utilizing high frequency sound waves to assist medical and professional personnel in detecting anatomical abnormalities.

Work Performed

Perform a variety of complex technical tasks in Diagnostic Ultrasound utilizing high frequency sound waves to detect anatomical abnormalities including masses, abscesses and stones in accordance with prescribed sonographic procedures; assist physician with biopsy procedures, guiding biopsy instrument using sonographic techniques; perform invasive ultrasound procedures, Doppler vascular examinations, deep abdominal studies and color-flow ultrasound as required.

Determine, prepare and set up medical supplies, instruments and equipment.

Prepare patients for diagnostic procedures to include taking vital signs and measurements and positioning patients for each anatomical view; explain procedures, allay fears and elicit cooperation of patients.

Assist medical and professional personnel during diagnostic procedures to include handling instruments, operating and monitoring equipment and calling out equipment readings; alert physician to patients discomfort or changes in condition.

Evaluate technical quality of films to obtain representative images of pathogenic conditions; process film in accordance with standard procedures or techniques.

Maintain records of ultrasound films taken, archiving and de-archiving data as required; calculate, compile and record data from numerical readings on patients charts and related documents.

Calibrate, clean and perform routine maintenance on equipment to ensure proper functioning; clean and sterilize instruments, supplies and equipment; stock and replenish supplies as required.

Provide technical assistance and instruction to students, employees and medical residents.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires a two year allied health degree and successful completion of an approved one year program in ultrasound technology. Applicants must be eligible for registry by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).


None required beyond training noted above.




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