Company: Sutter Health
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: November 17, 2022
Organization: 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: These Principal Accountabilities,
Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely
the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the
right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be
performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example,
emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical
--- Performs a variety of diagnostic sonography examinations using
established procedures, policies and practices to ensure optimal
--- Operates a variety of complex stationary and mobile diagnostic
--- 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.
--- 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
--- 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.
--- 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
--- Inspects and calibrates equipment accordingly for proper
operation and records the quality control (QC) results, reporting
any malfunctions to the supervisor.
--- 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.
Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required
degree or diploma.
Other: Graduation from an accredited formal Diagnostic Medical
Sonography Program. or equivalent education/experience
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
ARDMS-American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Upon
BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Upon Hire
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
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AS TYPICALLY ACQUIRED IN:
2 years requires basic clinical and practical experience as
typically acquired during an accredited Diagnostic Medical
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
--- prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies,
procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet
--- work independently, as well as be part of the team, including
accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with
--- identify, evaluate and resolve standard problems by selecting
appropriate solutions from established options.
--- ensure the privacy of each patient's protected health
--- build collaborate relationships with peers and other healthcare
providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.
- Job Shift: Varied Schedule: Full Time Shift Hours: 8 Days of the
Week: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday Weekend
Requirements: Rotating Weekends Benefits: Yes Unions: No Position
Status: Non-Exempt Weekly Hours: 40 Employee Status: Regular Number
of Openings: 0 Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity
employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans. Schedule/Shift: Regular/
Keywords: Sutter Health, San Mateo , Sonographer II, Healthcare , San Mateo, California
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