Jul 08, 2024

Ultrasound Technologist

  • Children's National Hospital
  • Washington, DC, USA

Job Description

Ultrasound Technologist - (220000M0)


Perform high quality Diagnostic Ultrasound exams while providing excellent patient care. May be required to work at the main hospital occasionally.

$7500 Sign- on Bonus for those that qualify


Minimum Education: Graduate of approved program in Ultrasound Technology

Minimum Work Experience - Clinical ultrasound experience in a hospital environment

Required Licenses and Certifications
A.R.D.M.S. registration required (Required)

Functional Accountabilities
Ultrasound Scanning

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of all diagnostic ultrasound equipment and related components.

  • Produce high quality ultrasound scans via appropriate choice of transducer, scale, focal zones, and gain. Scale.
  • Possess excellent knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and ultrasound pathology and document such.
  • Assist radiologists with interventional procedures as directed.
  • Perform all exams in a timely and efficient manner .

Quality Control

  • Identify each image with proper and permanent patient data.

  • Follow correct procedures regarding warm-up, use and shut down of equipment.
  • Check paperwork, film jackets and patient charges for accuracy prior to submission and complete RIS assignments immediately following exam.
  • Maintain cleanliness of exams rooms and equipment.

Patient Care

  • Assure room is prepared & stocked prior to start of exam.

  • Explain exam to patients/parents.
  • Make every attempt to meet scheduled appointment time and accommodate stat or add-on requests.
  • Communicate with patient throughout the exam and release patient/parent with appropriate follow-up info.
  • Cooperative and willing to assist when asked to travel to a CH-affiliated site

Clinical Safety

  • Adhere to all OSHA regulations.

  • Keep acoustic power within acceptable limits.
  • Practice personal radiation safety within the department.
  • Immediately report equipment malfunctions to engineer & complete appropriate paperwork.


  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities
Professional Development

  • Maintain A.R.D.M.S. certification.

  • Biennially update CPR certification.
  • Complete mandatory annual reviews.
  • Attend seminars and in-services.

Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

Primary Location

: Maryland-Lanham

Work Locations

2900 North Campus Way
Lanham 20706


: Allied Health


: Ambulatory
Position Status: R (Regular) - FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Mon through Fri (0730 to 1600)

Job Posting

: Mar 20, 2022, 10:00:00 PM