KwaZulu Natal
Posted 3 months ago

Together with our client, we are recruiting for an Ultrasonographer in Durban. The ideal candidates need to perform ultrasound procedures, with a particular focus on complex and interventional work. The candidate must hold a National Diploma in Ultrasound and a Minimum of one-year community service training.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Explaining sonographic procedures to patients, answering questions, preparing patients by applying the gel to the skin, and positioning the patients on the table. Check for informed consent for procedures.
  • Ensuring clear images for diagnostic purposes and making adjustments to the sonographic equipment when necessary.
  • Selecting the appropriate settings and adjusting the patients’ positions accordingly.
  • Monitoring and caring for patients to ensure their safety and comfort during the procedures.
  • Selecting and examining images, looking for differences between healthy and pathological areas, and determining if the scope of the exam should be extended, based on preliminary findings.
  • Presenting the sonograms and preliminary findings to the Physicians.
  • Completing the appropriate documentation and maintaining patients’ histories and medical records.
  • Maintaining and cleaning the sonographic equipment.
  • Scan patients to obtain images using Real-Time, Doppler, and Colour Doppler Imaging
  • Scan Abdomen (adults and children)
  • Scan small parts such as thyroid glands, breast, parotid glands, and testis
  • Vascular ultrasound includes Carotid Artery Doppler, Doppler of upper and lower limb arteries, and veins. Perforator study of veins included transplant patient
  • Paediatric scan including cranial and hip ultrasound
  • Perform portable studies.
  • Assist Radiologists during invasive procedures such as liver, breast, kidney biopsies and ascitic and pleural tapping and interventional procedures
  • Prepare slides & complete lab forms  Obstetric ultrasound  Muscular skeletal ultrasound
  • Basic cardiac ultrasound
  • Cleanliness of the ultrasound room, change linen, organize work list per day, prioritize urgent examinations
  • Attend to problems with equipment and liaise with vendors
  • Review exam orders/requisitions and corresponding protocol
  • Liaise with Drs’, radiologist, reception staff, radiographers, and ward staff with regards to patient preparation and examination and time of exam and hand over the patient
  • Explain procedure to patients, including patient preparation in order to obtain optimum results.
  • Record images in the proper format for radiologists and for archiving
  • Print films, collect from printer and handover to radiologist
  • Provide preliminary ultrasound report
  • Participate in staff meetings, and in-service and /or continuous education
  • Attend workshops to improve the quality of ultrasound
  • Assist in training and supervision of students and trainees and evaluate their performance
  • Oversee regular machine maintenance
  • Stock control
  • Follow up post procedures forms and specimen handling
  • Care of the patient with special needs.  Apply proper protocol in the safe disposal of biomedical waste
  • Set up and monitor a quality assurance program for all scans and procedure/s whilst ensuring Radiologist/referring doctor preferences are considered, ensure all venues/regions are adhering to the program
  • Develop and maintain a library of protocols, update as required
  • Work in conjunction with the Clinical Tutor Lead and the Ultrasonographer managing rosters
  • Follow protocol for needle-stick injuries
  • Carry out an evacuation drill
  • Perform first aid
  • Apply quality control
  • Implement and use appropriate quality assurance protocol
  • Analyse and interpret quality assurance findings
  • Ensure quality control of student radiographers
  • Comply with manufacturers standards
  • Ensure suitable processing conditions
  • Timeous presentation of imaging for reporting
  • Formatting imaging as per practice requirements

Skills and Competencies

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Excellent Operational skills
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Achieving personal work goals and objectives
  • Adhering to principles and values
  • Inter and Intrapersonal Skills
  • Communication Skills – written + verbal
  • Problem solving skills
  • Accountability
  • Accuracy + Attention to detail
  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Delivering results
  • Record keeping skills;
  • Strong patient-centric focus
  • Maintain patient privacy
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Label films correctly
  • Express opinions appropriately
  • Observe protocol
  • Respect human life Minimum Requirements
  • Time Management Skills
  • Co-ordination Skills
  • Team Working Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Honesty + Integrity
  • Innovative
  • Patience + empathetic
  • Dependable
  • People-oriented
  • Adaptable/flexible
  • Autonomous/Independent

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Ultrasound.
  • Registration with the Health Professional Council and  MPS cover
  • Maintain requirements of a professional body for CME/CPD points
  • Minimum one-year community service training
  • Relief at venues as required, in emergencies and when colleagues are on leave
  • Ability travel to cover shifts at other venues within KZN

Salary and benefits:  

  • Basic Salary – Market Related (Depending on experience)
  • Med Aid Allowances: R4000
  • Scarce Skills Allowance: R6000
  • Gap (funded by the company)
  • Provident ER contribution of 10.53% of basic
  • Pension EE contribution of 5% of basic (as a deduction)
  • Saturdays paid separate

Only candidates who meet all the requirements stipulated in this advert, will be considered. If you don’t receive feedback from us within 2 weeks of your application, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Should you meet all the requirements as set out above, kindly email a CV together with supporting documents to  

Reference: USG – Durban

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