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Sonographer II

Primary Location Santa Clara, California Worker Location Onsite Facility Santa Clara Hospital Job Number 1261876 Date posted 03/08/2024
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Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Imaging Services Director and Chief of Radiology/ Imaging Services, or other Clinical Service Director where applicable, produces two-dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by Physician in diagnosis of disease and study of malfunction of organs. Performs technological functions to ensure optimal diagnostic quality of patient care utilizing efficient and safe processes.

Essential Responsibilities:

    • Exhibiting a high degree of tact, courtesy, and poise, explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.

    • Prepares and positions patient for examination. 

    • Selects equipment for use in ultrasound setup according to specifications of examination.  Selects transducer and adjusts equipment controls according to organ to be examined, depth of field, and other specifications of test..

    • Starts equipment that produces images of internal organs and records diagnostic data on magnetic tape, computer disk, strip printout, or film. 

    • Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced. 

    • Photographs images of organs shown on display module or removes strip printout from equipment to obtain permanent record of internal examination. 

    • Keys test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.

    • Orients new hires. 

    • Performs other related duties as necessary. 

    • Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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Basic Qualifications:

  • N/A


  • High School Diploma/GED required.
License, Certification, Registration
The candidate must have 2 from the following list:
  • Reg Diagnostic Med Sonographer Pediatric Sonography Certification
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certificate - Ob-Gyn
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Pediatric Echocardiogram Certificate
  • Reg Diagnostic Med Sonographer Fetal Echocardiography Certification
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certificate - Breast
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certificate - Abdomen
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Certificate
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Certificate
  • Basic Life Support
Additional Requirements:

  • NT certification is required to perform genetic screening for Prenatal Diagnostic Centers. Applicants may be hired without certification, but will be required to obtain it within 90 days of hire.
  • Must demonstrate competency and perform both registered specialties routinely.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A
Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat *Scheduled days and hours are dependent on departmental needs and may include holidays and weekends. Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A01|SEIU|United Healthworkers Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Santa Clara Homestead Hospital - Ultrasound - 0206 Pay Range: $70.4 - $79.26 / 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: No 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