**Echo Sonographer, 1.0 FTE 8hr Days (54120)**
+ Job Type:Full Time
+ FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80
+ Hours in Shift:8
+ Location:Palo Alto, CA
Echo Sonographer (Palo Alto)
Full-Time, 8hr Days
Under the direct supervision of the supervisor/manager and a physician in the department, who is responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures, conducts sonographic procedures on assigned patients using ultrasound diagnostic equipment. Does not supplant the physician in the sphere of decision making required to establish a diagnosis but will assist in gathering sonographic and other medical data necessary to reach a medical diagnosis and decision. This position ensures that equipment is constantly functional and ready for immediate use. Maintains records and reports on equipment, procedures performed and billing.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient's rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Employee must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions.
- Documents observations made during the procedure for final interpretation by the physician or other qualified medical professional; obtains pertinent diagnostic images for record documentation when presenting cases
- Ensures that ultrasound equipment & accessories are maintained and functioning. Reports problems to Lead Tech and supervisor
- Explains examination process to the patient and instructs and assists patient throughout the procedure
- Operates diagnostic ultrasound equipment, observes sound wave pattern produced. Produces and processes diagnostic images and presents completed sonograms to physician
- Participates in maintaining records for research cases. Participates as needed in evaluation of new equipment for research or possible future use in department
Performs a variety of echo-cardiography procedures utilizing ultrasonic high frequency
- Performs appropriate infection prevention techniques
-Performs proper probe handling & cleaning according to procedures if necessary
- Perform proper Doppler technique and documentation of Doppler information, color and Doppler spectral imaging, color & spectral scale
- Reviews patient medical history in chart information system. Reloads prior exams for comparison. Utilizes ancillary equipment appropriately (Xcelera PACS - Picture Archiving and Communication systems)
- Spots check exams for required views and adequate demonstration of anatomy. Completes exam within required timeframe
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Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement.
- BLS - Basic Life Support
- RDCS-Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer OR CCI-Cardiovascular Credentialing International
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.bility to apply judgment and make informed decisions.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation
- Ability to follow written and oral instructions
- Ability to interpret physician instructions and patient medical and clinical records to determine type of ultrasonic procedure/test to be performed
- Ability to work effectively as a team player
- Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and congenital/acquired pathology as they relate to the use and interpretation of ultrasound diagnostic procedures
- Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
- Knowledge of principles of the PACS network and/or other electronic image processing and image development systems
- Knowledge of principles of ultrasound physics, and the propagation of ultrasound through tissues
- Knowledge of safety principles and procedures related to ultrasound procedures and equipment
- Knowledge of ultrasound diagnostic procedures and equipment/instrumentation
Our Mission: To Care, To Educate, To Discover
Our Vision for the SHC Experience: Healing humanity through science and compassion, one patient at a time
SHC does not discriminate on the basis of Ancestry, Age, Color, Disability, Genetic information, Gender, gender identity, or gender expression, Marital status, Medical condition, Military or veteran status, National origin, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual orientation.