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Sonographer I, II, III, IV, V(267831)

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Company: Kaiser Permanente

Location: San Jose, CA

Date Posted: August 19, 2014

Source: Kaiser Permanente

Description

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 Functions:

• 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 ...
Description

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 Functions:

• 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.
• This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

Sonographer I, II, III, IV,V:

• High School Diploma/GED.
• ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers).
• BLS required.

In addition to the qualifications above:

Sonographer I
• Must have 1 ARDMS registry in any specialty.
• Must demonstrate competency and perform the specialty routinely.

Sonographer II

• Must have 2 ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) in any specialty.
• Must demonstrate competency and perform both specialties routinely.

Sonographer III
• Must have equivalent of 3 years (6,240 hrs) continuous ultrasound experience within the last 6 years with no more than 1 year break in experience within the last 4 years.

• Must have 3 ARDMS registries in any specialty.
• Must demonstrate competency and perform all 3 specialties routinely.

Sonographer IV
• Must have equivalent of 5 years (10,400 hrs) recent ultrasound experience within the last 10 years with no more than 1 year break in experience within the last 4 years.

• Must be registered and competent in 5 ARDMS registries that are performed by the Lab.
• Must demonstrate competency and perform all 4 specialties routinely.

Sonographer V
• Must have equivalent of 5 years (10,400 hrs) recent ultrasound experience within the last 10 years with no more than 1 year break in experience within the last 4 years.

• Must be registered and competent in 5 ARDMS registries that are performed by the Lab.
• Must demonstrate competency and perform all 5 specialties routinely.

Job Specific Certification:

• Certification: ARDMS Breast (BR) required.

Primary Location
: California-San Jose-San Jose Hospital 250 Hospital Pkwy. Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40 Shift: Day Working Days: Mon - Fri

NOTE: Will be required to rotate weekend evenings and some holidays. Shift coverage is for the San Jose and/or Gilroy locations. Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM

Schedule
: Full-time

Job Type
: Standard

Employee Status
: Regular Employee Group: United Healthcare Workers - West

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

Job
: Imaging / Radiology Public Department Name: Radiology

Travel
: No Job Eligible for Benefits: Yes

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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