Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Purpose:

To support the delivery of high quality Ultrasound Services to patients in a professional and caring method and ensure that the privacy, comfort and safety of the patients is maintained at all times. In addition, to provide ultrasound services in a safe, efficient, effective and timely manner. This includes accurate documentation in the patients’ medical record or within Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS).

Job Responsibilities:

- Provide timely, efficient and courteous provision of ultrasound services to the agreed standards of the department under the supervision of the radiologist and taking account of the patient/clients clinical, physical and cultural needs.
- Actively achieve compliance with the radiology KPIs: outpatient waiting time and Radiology TAT.
- Discuss with radiologist on duty the priority of the coming requests cards in order to arrange the US workflow.
-Responsible for the independent operation of sonography equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations to the Radiologist on duty.
- Use cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, diagnostic information and images.
- Use independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and pathologic findings.
- Monitor and adjust work priorities in conjunction with senior colleagues to take into account changing demands on the diagnostic services due to emergencies or increased demand.
- Responsible for the safe use and maintenance of imaging equipment, reporting faults to senior staff or directly to the manufacturer.
- Ensure all incidents are reported in line with polices and guidelines
- Participate in clinical audit to improve quality of service.
- Perform ultrasound procedures as required in accordance with hospital and FANR standards
- Identify the range, sequence and method of examination required (taking into account the individual’s needs, any precautions required, the urgency with which the examination is needed and the resources available).
- Involve patients in shared decision making and obtains their consent.
- Prepare for, carries out and monitors examinations effectively.
- Monitor individuals during examinations and takes appropriate actions in relation to any significant changes or possible risks, escalating if any clinical issue arises.
- Evaluate image quality and takes appropriate action when there are issues.
Ensure that the department ultrasound imaging protocols are correctly followed.


Education & Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor in Radiography plus a program certificate in Sonography not less than one year
- Or Bachelor in Sonography accredited program
- Minimum of 5 years experience as sonographer

About the Company

Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain is accredited by Joint Commission International with the gold seal to assure patients and their families of best practices in safety and quality care.

The hospital’s state-of-the-art facilities are complimented by a highly skilled Consultants and specialists. And outstanding nursing care, set amongst the most sophisticated equipment available anywhere in the world.

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