Diagnostic Imaging Sonographer PD
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- 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.
• 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.
- Per Diem position - will take call on rotational basis
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.