Ultrasound Technologist

LMC Lexington - Radiology  

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year.





Job Summary

Responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using sonography. The sonographer is also responsible for assisting the Radiologist with invasive procedures in the acute care setting.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: None.
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: BLS certification or certification within 3 months of employment;
Current compliance with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements for specialty(ies) as   appropriate;
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) - In the absence of an RDMS at hire, the candidate must have an Associate’s Degree in Allied Health or Bachelor's Degree plus successful completion of one year of formal Diagnostic Medical Program and be registry eligible. Must obtain RDMS within one year of employment
Required Training: None.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates competence to provide developmentally appropriate care/treatment and comfort measures while performing Ultrasound examinations for the following patient population:  Infant (Birth to 1 year);  Child  (1 year through 12 years);  Adolescent (13 years through 17 years);  Adult  (18 years to 65 years);  Geriatric  (over 65 years)
  • Demonstrates appropriate communication of information to all ages and responds to all customers/ patients requests and needs.  Provides or obtains appropriate assistance to non- English  speaking patients.
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients in the sonographic area/department.
  • Performs sonographic examinations as ordered by the attending physician following department protocols.
  • Coordinates with other staff to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team, assuring appropriate patient care is provided.
  • Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems.
  • Demonstrates compliance to behaviors outlined in LMC's Service Expectations and Code of Conduct.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, laboratory results, patient history and  medical records, and adapt sonographic examination as necessary to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each examination performed.
  • Demonstrates ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations.
  • Abides by all LMC and Department policies and procedures.
  • Maintains ultrasound equipment and work area and reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member.
  • Maintains adequate supplies/ resources needed for patient care in the most cost effective manner.
  • Participates in the maintenance of department ACR accreditation.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina