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Diagnostic Imaging Sonographer PD

Location Moreno Valley, California Job Number 992176 Date posted 09/01/2021
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Description:
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 Functions:

- 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 patients appointments by telephone, mail, or in person utilizing OPAS.
- Prepares patients for examinations and explains procedures in order to ally apprehensions and consults w/ referring physician and radiologist regarding patient's medical history to determine the type of ultrasonic procedure required and to correlate patient's history w/ 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 w/ physician.
- Utilizes ancillary devices such as selective transducers, monitors, and 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.
Basic Qualifications:


• Two (2) years of clinical experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in an acute care medical center preferred.

• Graduation from a Sonography educational program approved by the American Medical Association and the American College of Radiology and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

• Registration as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS-OB).

• Valid BLS card.

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

• 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.

• Note: Education/License/Certification and Qualifications required for Moreno Valley Community Hospital employees acquired through KP's purchase of Valley Health System's Moreno Valley Community Hospital: Employees shall meet the minimum position qualifications as listed on their previous Valley Health System job description.


 


Notes:



  • Per Diem position - will take call on rotational basis


Primary Location: California,Moreno Valley,Moreno Valley Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B18|SEIU|United Healthworkers Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Moreno Valley Hospital - X-ray-Day - 0806 Travel: No 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.