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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Primary Location Anaheim, California Worker Location Onsite Facility Orange Co Anaheim Medical Center Job Number 1227121 Date posted 11/29/2023
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Job Summary:

Under indirect supervision, performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations and produces two-dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs which are used by physicians to diagnose disease processes and delineate both normal and abnormal human anatomy as well as pathological conditions in the organs of the abdomen, superficial structures such as the human breast and musculoskeletal , pelvis, gravid uterus and other areas of the human body as well as obstetrics ( e.g., maternal uterus and Adnexa, fetal biophysical profile, amniocentesis ) and interventional procedures such as biopsies , aspirations and drainage procedures

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Is responsive to the needs of others by maintaining a professional behavior toward members and coworkers and creating a positive image for the department.

  • Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such difference.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.

  • Demonstrates competence and understands the overall operational function of the department to include scheduling of patient's appointments by telephone, mail, or in person utilizing OPAS.

  • Prepares patients for examinations and explains procedures in order to ally apprehensions; consults with referring physician and radiologist regarding patients' medical history to determine the type of ultrasonic procedure required and to correlate patients' history with test to be performed Demonstrates competence in the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment, real-time and mobile, to obtain quality diagnostic images.

  • Performs special application exams/tests such as assisting physicians in sterile procedures such as surgery, operating ultrasound equipment in surgery and during special applications such as localizations, aspirations and/or biopsies.

  • Selects transducer and adjusts equipment controls according to organ of interest, depth of field and other specifications of test; moves transducer by hand over area of interest and observes sound wave display screen in order to evaluate quality of ultrasonic pattern produced. 

  • Keys test data and patient information into ultrasound equipment computer to record test results and diagnostic data on magnetic tape, computer disk, strip printout or film; photographs images of organs shown on display module. 

  • Identifies and processes images and prepares images for interpretation; discusses test results with physician Utilizes ancillary devices such as selective transducers, monitors, images; scans areas/regions of interest using B-mode, M-mode and real time techniques optimizing display parameters and recorded images; notes significance of structures displayed and recognizes artifacts and equipment limitations. 

  • Operates various ultrasound emitters to scan pertinent anatomical areas and records the signal response in a photographic or other mode.

  • Produces quality, diagnostic images taking into account transducer selection, technical factors, patient variables, image annotation, evaluation and selection of representative images, criteria for diagnostic quality, artifacts and improvement of sub-optimal images. 

  • Documents clinical activity in a timely, comprehensive and accurate manner.

  • Observes all applicable regional, medical center, and department policies and procedures. 

  • Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills. 

  • Demonstrates professional maturity in all interactions with patient and staff.

  • Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.

Pay Grade 27

Basic Qualifications:


  • NT certification when performing Nuchal Translucency procedures in the OB-GYN department as stipulated in job code 30818. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to apply the principles, theories, practices and techniques of diagnostic medical sonography. Demonstrated ability to operate ultrasound equipment in order to produce quality images, recognize normal human anatomy and pathological conditions and utilize ultrasound equipment to differentiate disease processes and artifacts Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.


  • Depending on exact assignment, specialty registration in abdominal, cardiac, cardiovascular or vascular sonography may be required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Basic Life Support

  • Nuchal Translucency Certification Certificate

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certificate from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certificate - Ob-Gyn from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers


Additional Requirements:

  • N/A


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years clinical experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in an acute care medical center


  • This is a temporary position for approximately three (3) months. 

  • Required to work every other weekend

  • Start time may vary within the shift

  • Required to work at other OC facilities

Primary Location: California,Anaheim,Orange Co Anaheim Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Night Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 11:00 PM Working Hours End: 07:30 AM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B01|SEIU|Local 399 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Anaheim Kraemer Med Office 2 - Sonography-Day - 0806 Pay Range: $59.85 - $64.73 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest