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Diagnostic Imaging Technician - Sonographer - PD

Location: Baldwin Park, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 838827 Date posted: 12/02/2019
Description:
Under indirect supervision, performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations & produces two-dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs which are used by physicians to diagnose disease processes & delineate both normal & abnormal human anatomy as well as pathological conditions in the organs of the abdomen, superficial structures such as the human breast & musculoskeletal, pelvis, gravid uterus & other areas of the human body as well as obstetrics (e.g., maternal uterus & Adnexa, fetal biophysical profile, amniocentesis) & interventional procedures such as biopsies, aspirations & drainage procedures.



Essential Functions:

- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity & lifestyle choices on patient condition & makes accommodations for such difference

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

- Demonstrates competence & understands the overall operational function of the department to include scheduling of patients appointments by telephone, mail, or in person utilizing OPAS

- Prepares patients for examinations & explains procedures in order to ally apprehensions; consults w/ referring physician & radiologist regarding patient's medical history to determine the type of ultrasonic procedure required & to correlate patient's history w/ test to be performed

- Demonstrates competence in the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment, real-time & 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 & during special applications such as localizations, aspirations and/or biopsies

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

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

- Identifies & processes images & prepares images for interpretation; discusses test results w/ physician

- Utilizes ancillary devices such as selective transducers, monitors, images; scans areas/regions of interest using B-mode, M-mode & real time techniques optimizing display parameters & recorded images ; notes significance of structures displayed & recognizes artifacts & equipment limitations

- Operates various ultrasound emitters to scan pertinent anatomical areas & 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 & selection of representative images, criteria for diagnostic quality, artifacts & improvement of sub-optimal images

- Documents clinical activity in a timely, comprehensive & accurate manner

- Observes all applicable regional, medical center, & department policies & procedures

- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service

- Demonstrates effective communication skills

- Demonstrates professional maturity in all interactions w/ patient & staff

- Maintains equipment, supplies & work area in accordance w/ department guidelines
Pay Grade: 27 

Basic Qualifications:

- Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in an acute care medical center, preferred

- Current & valid registration as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the sub-specialty of OB-GYN

- NT certification when performing Nuchal Translucency procedures in the OB-GYN department as stipulated in job code 30818

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

- Current BLS card.

- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of & to apply the principles, theories, practices & techniques of diagnostic medical sonography

- Demonstrated ability to operate ultrasound equipment in order to produce quality images , recognize normal human anatomy & pathological conditions & utilize ultrasound equipment to differentiate disease processes & artifacts

- Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, & behaviors necessary to provide superior & culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, & to customers, contracted providers, & vendors
Primary Location: California,Baldwin Park,Baldwin Park Hospital 1011 Baldwin Park Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Diagnostic Imaging Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time 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.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Imaging & Radiology Careers

Do the best work of your career as you collaborate with colleagues and participate in continued learning and professional achievement opportunities. With a range of specialty areas in which to focus — from mammography to MRI, cardiac cath lab to ultrasound — and a variety of different scheduling options, there is plenty of room for you to grow — from technologist, to manager, and beyond — in our supportive environment.

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