The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.SUMMARY
The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical and specialized skills in the operation of Breast Ultrasound Imaging procedures on UT MDACC patients.
The Breast Ultrasound Technologist is responsible for:
- Daily operations of the Ultrasound section, patient workflow, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA).
- Independent operation of all routine, portable and intraoperative ultrasound equipment.
- Performing diagnostic ultrasound examinations in keeping with age specific needs, protocols, and communication of results of diagnostic examinations. Willing to learn new technologies as they become available.
- Knowledge of ultrasound cross-sectional anatomy, disease processes and evaluation of the resulting data
- Performing procedures as prescribed by DI Faculty.
- Ensuring a safe environment for patients and peers. Practices ultrasound safety using ALARA concepts.
- Effectively communicating and working with patients, their family members, and all UTMDACC staff to ensure high quality diagnostic procedures are performed. Duties and responsibilities are conducted in a manner that effectively supports efficient patient services.
- Providing education, training, and mentoring to students, technologists, nursing, faculty, and others.
- Maintaining a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease processes, and new procedures as they evolve.