Oregon Health & Science University

Ultrasound Technologist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
2022-18758
Position Category
Research
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Department
Center for Regenerative Medicine
Salary Range
Salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity
FTE
1.00
Schedule
Monday - Friday; weekends as needed to meet project deadlines
Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm with flexibility
HR Mission
Research
Drug Testable
Yes

Department Overview

The OHSU Center for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) investigates the use of cell therapeutics and other novel therapies and diagnostics for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries. Focusing on translational research, researchers at the Center for Regenerative Medicine work to transition promising research from the lab bench to the hospital and battlefield, bringing cutting edge therapies and diagnostics into the hands of clinician for care of their patients.

 

CRM is recruiting a ultrasound technologist with medical imaging experience to work within our Biomedical Advanced Research and Development (BARDA)/Philips program on artificial intelligence (AI) based medical imaging involving multi-center clinical trials.  The medical imaging experience needs to be commensurate with the ability to acquire and recognize the high-quality features of ultrasound images required for machine learning.

 

The position requires performing medical sonography for CRM clinical trials’ research subjects in an IRB and FDA compliant manner. It also requires playing an integral role in providing hands-on ultrasound training to clinicians and scientists at collaborating clinical sites including academic universities, private and military medical centers.  As the only ultrasound technologist in a complex clinical research environment, this position requires the sonographer to possess a significant amount of autonomy and leadership.  The complex clinical research environment also requires the sonographer to be supportive of collaborative efforts by integrating education, research and clinical leadership. This ultrasound technologist position only requires imaging of research  subjects.

Function/Duties of Position

Imaging

  • Performs high-quality ultrasound imaging, using optimal skills and knowledge of equipment to acquire images with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Documents and demonstrates knowledge and skill to evaluate normal /abnormal anatomy and any related pathologies.
  • Exercises responsible judgment in recognizing and reporting significant situations relating to patient care.
  • Prepares and instructs the patient for the diagnostic study using age appropriate communication skills.
  • Must work with a great deal of autonomy as the only certified sonographer in this setting.
  • Optimizes each image during the examination to obtain the highest quality study with the least discomfort to the patient. 
  • Must be able to perform all ranges of exams including, lung, FAST exams and compartment syndrome imaging after completion of technical competencies.
  • Continues to stay current in regards to new US technology hardware and software upgrades.
  • Responsible to adhere to all established IRB approved protocols

 

Clinical Site Training

  • Reviews images from clinical sites for their quality
  • Uses web-based meetings / platforms to train and support clinical site staff on high-quality image acquisition
  • Travels to clinical sites and provide hands-on training as needed to site personnel in order to ensure high quality images are obtained for AI development

Documentation:

  • Verifies complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to customers.
  • Review and interpret study protocols, assist with writing and updating as needed.
  • Labels ultrasound images to be consistent with workstream, instrument, study site and regulatory requirements.
  • Follows through with all aspects of scanning duties in order to provide efficient and timely completion of examinations with correct data entry, complete verification that images are in electronic data capture system. 

Annotation

  • Assist with image and video annotation
  • Review images from clinical sites for quality, providing feedback and additional training through web-based meeting platforms as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an approved diagnostic medical sonography course that meets current qualifications to apply for and take ARDMS board examinations.
  • Candidates must be American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) registered within 12 months of hire date.
  • Must be licensed by the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging.
  • Must have current approved CPR Card.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Ability to perform all phases of general diagnostic sonography.
  • Two years in a large hospital or physician practice a plus.

Additional Details

  • Good judgment, decision making and communication skills. 
  • Proficient in the use of various ultrasound units. 
  • Able to demonstrate specific normal anatomy and abnormal pathology. 
  • Have a working knowledge of ultrasound physics and principles.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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