Ultrasound Technologist

DaVita Medical Group - Los Angeles, CA3.3

Part-time
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OVERVIEW:
Responsible for performing diagnostic medical ultrasound examinations not requiring constant supervision of technical details with a comprehensive knowledge of ultrasound examinations. Assumes responsibilities for designated areas or procedures as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate HealthCare Partners’ (HCP) commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customer.
Produces diagnostic ultrasound with the ability to recognize visualized anatomy and pathology in all ultrasound modalities.
Selects proper type of equipment (transducers, frequency, Doppler, etc.) as required for each examination.
Consistently demonstrates technical proficiency in producing diagnostic scans.
Explains procedures and equipment to patients and checks for understanding.
Ensures that the patient’s needs for privacy and confidentiality are met and that the patient is physically covered whenever possible.
Consistently uses and reinforces proper body mechanics and appropriate personal protection equipment.
Self-identifies unsafe systems, processes and/or situations and reports the using the appropriate forms.
Consistently demonstrates knowledge of infection control standards.
Maintains a clean, neat and safe environment for patients and staff according to company and department policies.
Assists in the development of new procedures and techniques as required.
Performs general office duties such as ordering supplies and equipment as needed.
Ensures that the delivery of services reflects efficient and effective use of supplies and appropriate utilization of resources.
Attends and participates in educational programs and shares knowledge with peers.
Adheres to Universal Precautions at all times.
Adheres to safety policies and procedures at all times.
Uses, protects, and discloses HCP patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
Performs additional duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:
1 to 2 years of post-high school education or a degree from a two-year college.
RDMS registration for multi-disciplinary status.
Graduate of AMA-approved school of Radiological Technology.
Documentation of continuing Ultrasound training.
Certifications in vascular procedures including carotid studies preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
Minimum:
Over 3 years and up to and including 5 years of experience.

Preferred:
3 to 4 years experience post-training.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Computer literate.
Basic Life Support for healthcare providers.
Comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy and ultrasound principles.
Bilingual preferred.
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