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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Senior

Location Hilo, Hawaii Job Number 1000551 Date posted 09/22/2021
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Description:
Job Summary:

Performs diagnostic ultrasonographic procedures.  Trains and orients staff members as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities:


  • Performs diagnostic ultrasound procedures.  Selects proper transducer frequency and diameter for performance of exam. Utilizes ancillary devices to obtain hard copy records of exams.

  • Knowledge of using the PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System) and knowledge of the Radiology Information System. Recognizes electronic equipment limitations.  Recognizes significance of all structures visualized sonographically. Determines artifacts as well as normal or abnormal anatomy. Differentiates normal and pathological processes and extends scope of studies appropriate to comprehensive final study.

  • Remains able to deviate from normal techniques when necessary to provide a wider latitude of visualization.  Collaborates with referring physicians and contributes technical and professional knowledge to final diagnostic impression or report.  Provides technical and nursing aid for surgical biopsy and aspiration procedures.

  • Performs calibrations and adjustments of ultrasound equipment.

  • Trains and orients other staff sonographers as directed.

  • Correlates patients clinical history with test to be performed. Consults with radiologists or supervising physician after reviewing data and determines appropriate ultrasound procedure.

  • Remains knowledgeable and current regarding technological advances in field of diagnostic medical sonography.

  • Promotes and maintains inter-and intra-departmental working relations.
Basic Qualifications:


Experience



  • Minimum two (2) years of post-graduate experience, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.



Education



  • Graduate from an approved ultrasound training program recognized by CAHEA, or equivalent related experience.



License, Certification, Registration



  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certificate




  • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association



 



Additional Requirements:



  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, teamwork, and written communication.



 



Preferred Qualifications:



  • Associates degree.


Primary Location: Hawaii,Hilo,Hilo Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-HI-02|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Hilo Medical Offices - Ultrasound - 1208 Travel: Yes, 20 % 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.