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UnitedHealth Group Optum - Ultrasound Technologist in Bethpage, New York

5,000 Sign on Bonus for External Candidates

Opportunities with Optum in the Tri-State region (formerly Crystal Run Healthcare, CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH New York and Riverside Medical Group). Come make a difference in the lives of people who turn to us for care at one of our hundreds of locations across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Work with state-of-the-art technology and brilliant co-workers who share your passion for helping people feel their best. Join a dynamic health care organization and discover the meaning behind Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The Ultrasound Technologist is responsible for maintenance of registration and active CME’s in ultrasound in order to provide excellent service. This also includes creating a tranquil environment, so patients will be able to adhere to examination instructions.

Flexible schedule able to cover in nearby sites as needed:

  • Monday: OFF

  • Tuesday: 12p – 8p (Bethpage)

  • Wednesday: 8/8:30a – 4/4:30p (Lake Success)

  • Thursday: 7a – 3p (Lake Success)

  • Friday: 8/8:30a – 4/4:30p (Lake Success)

  • Saturday: 8a – 3p (Lake Success)

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify anatomical orientation on all required images and assures proper file identification on all images

  • Demonstrate competency performing all diagnostic ultrasound procedures and the operation of all related equipment

  • Greet patients, obtain history, and enters information in computer system

  • Scan according to guidelines

  • Maintain logs; process paperwork for biopsies

  • Utilize sterile techniques preventing contamination

  • Maintain quality standards as it relates to HIPPA regulations

  • Responsible for all clinical aspects of ultrasonography suite; maintains cleanliness of examination rooms. Stock necessary medical and radiologic supplies

  • Assists in the completing of the accreditation process for the American College of Radiology (ACR) every three years

  • Maintain CPR certification

  • Observe patient vital signs during examination

  • Provide coverage as needed (i.e., in the event of call outs or extended patient schedules)

  • Provide instruction/mentoring to new hires

  • Provide a positive patient experience; share information with patients, providing knowledge about the procedure; ensuring they are aware of follow-up steps and requirements

  • Maintain communication with radiologists and other physicians, patients and their families, and other persons

  • Consistently submit images of diagnostic quality without recommendation of additional image acquisition; performs quality assurance on images and equipment; demonstrated competency in utilizing systems

  • Contribute to efficient out-patient operations, maximizing the productivity of assigned modality

  • Review each examination for technical accuracy, present completed examinations to radiologist, and communicates pertinent data to person responsible for the care of patients following the procedure

  • Demonstrated teamwork; interacts in a positive manner with employees and contributes to a collaborative work environment

  • Meet or exceed deadlines, follows through, demonstrating accountability, flexibility and adaptability

  • Enhance professional growth and maintain certifications, registration and active CME’s through education programs, conferences, and workshops

  • Acquire patients’ chart date/requisition and reviews both to determine correct set-up and learn of any specific medical problems, contraindications to the study and verify that the study being ordered correlates to the diagnostic needs

  • Educate patients regarding procedure, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and safety

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Completion of course in Ultrasonic Technology

  • ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologist) (CT) certified

  • 2+ years of experience as an Ultrasound Technologist

  • Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with patients, visitors, and employees within the organization

  • Demonstrated ability to adequately use, or learn to use, the department’s computerized system and it’s associated devices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate or Baccalaureate degree in radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine

  • 2+ years of experience as a General Radiologic Technologist

Physical Demands:

  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time

  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to lift patients weighing up to 300 pounds and place them in appropriate positions for operation of equipment

  • Requires eyesight correctable to 20/20 to operate equipment and review developed films

New York Residents Only: The hourly range for this role is $28.03 to $54.95 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission .

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law .

OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.