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Sonographer II

Job ID R-63553 Date Posted 02/26/2024 Location Mountain View, Santa Clara County, CA | Fremont, Alameda, CA Schedule/Shift/Weekly Hours Regular/Days/24

Organization:

PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation CAD

Position Overview:

Competently performs routine and specialized sonography procedures of moderate complexity to produce quality images to physicians and other health care providers for the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and prevention of injury or disease. Works independently, exercising sound judgment, and executing developed clinical skills on challenging diagnostic procedures and situations to deliver accurate results in a timely manner. Gains confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and other healthcare providers through competent patient assessment, attentive monitoring, and effective communication. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure privacy and safety while delivering optimal patient care. May also be responsible for performing specific procedures and/or orient other staff to the department.

Job Description:

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

SONOGRAPHY SERVICES:
• Performs a variety of diagnostic sonography examinations using established procedures, policies and practices to ensure optimal results.
• Operates a variety of complex stationary and mobile diagnostic equipment.
• Ensures that routine and priority tasks are completed within established departmental time frames.
• Prepares for and assists physicians in a variety of diagnostic sonography and/or guidance imaging during invasive procedures.
• Explains and educates the patient on the procedure, medications or contrast media, and associated biological effects in a clear and professional manner to alleviate fear and anxiety.
• Mentors and fosters a constructive environment that helps students and new technologists build confidence in their skills, knowledge and abilities.


CLERICAL:
• Performs general clerical tasks, such as answering phones; updating patient appointments; retrieving, entering, revising patient electronic health records (EHR); or updating the laboratory information system (LIS) and radiology information systems (RIS).
• Prepares and completes accurate documentation related to patient, procedures (includes screening and written consent forms), and exam charges.
• Inventories and orders accessories and supplies periodically to maintain established stock levels.


SAFETY:
• Implements protection devices and safety standards to minimize radiation exposure (as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA)) to self, staff and patients.
• Maintains a clean, neat, and safe working environment, including cleaning and disinfecting equipment after each procedure.
• Inspects and calibrates equipment accordingly for proper operation and records the quality control (QC) results, reporting any malfunctions to the supervisor.


COMPLIANCE:
• Maintains strictest confidence of all patient protected health information (PHI) and protects all PHI from accidental, intentional, or inappropriate disclosure.
• Performs quality sonographic examinations in compliance with department standards, policies, and procedures, as well as local, state and federal regulatory agencies to deliver the highest level of patient privacy and care.
• Prepares, administers, and documents medications and contrast media in accordance with state and federal regulations.
• Retains certification and completes mandated continuing education requirements to meet facility and regulatory agencies accreditation and licensure requirements.



EDUCATION:

Other: Graduation from an accredited formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program


CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE:
ARDMS-American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Upon Hire

BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Upon Hire

Must possess two of the following:

AB-Abdomen certification Upon Hire

BR-Breast certification Upon Hire

FE-Fetal Echocardiography certification Upon Hire

OB/GYN-Obstetrics & Gynecology Upon Hire

PS-Pediatric Sonography Upon Hire

RVT-Registered Vascular Technician Upon Hire


TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:
2 years of recent relevant experience.



SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Intermediate knowledge of diagnostic sonography principles, procedures, views, and equipment, including some experience responding to traumas and various hospital emergencies.

Proficient in performing sonographic examinations with a solid understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology so as to recognize, prioritize and communicate suspicious or abnormal results.

Possess written and verbal communications skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.

Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadline

Working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook) and related information systems (Radiology (RIS), laboratory (LIS), electronic health records (EHR), EPIC, and picture archive and communication system (PACS).

Ability to:
◦ prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies, procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
◦ work independently, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.
◦ identify, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.
◦ ensure the privacy of each patient’s protected health information (PHI).
◦ build collaborate relationships with peers and other healthcare providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.

Job Shift:

Days

Schedule:

Part Time

Shift Hours:

8

Days of the Week:

Variable

Weekend Requirements:

None

Benefits:

Yes

Unions:

No

Position Status:

Non-Exempt

Weekly Hours:

24

Employee Status:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Pay Range is $68.48 to $85.59 / hour

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment. Applicants for specific positions are still required to disclose certain convictions during the application process, and those convictions may also be considered in determining eligibility for employment in accordance with applicable law.

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