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Sonographer II / Ultrasound Technologist - Diagnostic Imaging (Full-time, Evenings)

Our imaging professionals care for patients and their family members in collaboration with clinicians to provide imaging services of the utmost quality.

At Sutter Health, you’ll have access to industry-leading technology as well as the opportunity to develop your career, whether that’s working in multiple modalities, moving into the CT, MRI or cardiac cath lab, or pursuing other fulfilling paths.

If you’re a gifted communicator with the flexibility to meet patient needs, take your place on our team. Explore this opportunity and join us today.

  • JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Part-Time
  • JOB LEVEL: Mid-Level

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  • Communicator
  • Consistent
  • Detail-oriented
  • Digitally savvy
  • Independent
  • Technologically savvy

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

    Medical, dental, vision, life insurance

  • Paid Time Off

    Holidays, sick days, leaves of absence

  • Continuing Education

    Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development

  • Corporate Discount and Perks

    Exclusive pricing and discounts at a variety of retailers

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Responsibilities

Job ID SRMC-1900844 Date Posted 01/11/2019 Location Roseville, California
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 teaching duties.

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 teaching 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.



Qualifications:
Education / Licensure / Certification / Registration:
  • Graduation from an accredited formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program required. 
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certified in any two of the following Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS), Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) is required. 
  • Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Provider through the American Heart Association is required

Experience

  • A minimum of 0-2 years basic clinical and practical experience as typically acquired during an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. 
  • Prior work experience in an acute care facility is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • 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 excellent 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 deadlines

  • 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.



Organization: Sutter Roseville Medical Center
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Yes
Job Shift: Evening
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: Every Other Weekend
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 64

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity, or expression, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. 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, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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