As an Ultrasound Technologist, you would typically work regular hours, M-F 8-5pm and not usually weekends or evenings. In the morning you will be give a schedule of that day’s patients with the type of ultrasound ordered. There will be some kind of check-in system, which quite likely will be electronic. If the patient has had previous ultrasounds for the same reason, you would first review that study. You would call the patient in, explain and then prepare the patient for the procedure.
The particular ultrasound exam would be performed and then you would review the study and complete a worksheet explaining your findings to the radiologist. You would be responsible for setting up the room and then cleaning it afterwards, also ordering and stocking supplies, refilling ultrasound gel bottles, cleaning probes and replacing disinfectants when expired.
Working As A Ultrasound Technologist
There will be some physical lifting and pushing heavy equipment. In a hospital setting, you would be responsible for moving the ultrasound machine to various locations such as the intensive care unit. In any setting, the machine will have to be adjusted for best scanning of the patient. You may need to help the patient transfer from chair to examine table.
Every clinical setting has its own ultrasound protocols but this gives you an idea of what to expect.