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Kaiser Permanente Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Fontana, California

Under general supervision, performs diagnostic ultrasound examinations and produces two & three dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs which are used by physicians to diagnose diseases. Delineate both normal and abnormal human anatomy as well as pathological conditions in the organs of the abdomen, superficial structures such as the human breast and musculoskeletal, pelvis, gravid uterus and other areas of the human body as well as obstetrics (e.g., maternal uterus and Adnexa, fetal biophysical profile, amniocentesis), and interventional procedures such as biopsies, aspirations and drainage procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

Demonstrates competence in the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment, real-time and mobile, to obtain quality diagnostic images.

Performs specialized ultrasound exams/tests including but not limited to assisting physicians in sterile procedures, operating ultrasound equipment in the IR suite and/or other specialized applications such as localizations, aspirations and/or biopsies etc.

Consistently and at all times: Selects appropriate transducer and adjusts equipment controls according to organ of interest, depth of field and other specifications of test, moves transducer by hand over area of interest and observes sound wave display screen in order to evaluate quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.

Enters test data and patient information into ultrasound equipment and/or applicable computer system(s) to record scan results and diagnostic data.

Identifies and processes images and prepares images for physician interpretation.

Utilizes ultrasonic imaging devices (i.e., transducers, monitors) in order to produce optimized image quality.

Documents significant structures in accordance with the established department protocol including but not limited to: technical factors, patient variables, image annotation etc.

Documents clinical activity in a timely, comprehensive and accurate manner.

Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.

Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.

Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.

Utilizes proper Body Mechanics.

Documents clinical activities and required image information in a timely, comprehensive, and accurate manner.

Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and Diagnostic Imaging Department policies and procedures.

Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.

Demonstrates effective communication skills.

Demonstrates professional behavior in all interactions with patients and staff.

Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.

May perform other duties as required and assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Recent experience (within the last twelve (12) months) as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.

Education

  • No information available at this time.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current and valid registration as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the sub-specialty of OB-GYN or must be registry eligible and obtain registration within 6 months of hire.

  • Current and valid American Heart Association BLS, Provider Level.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to apply the principles, theories, practices and techniques of diagnostic medical sonography.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate ultrasound equipment in order to produce quality images, recognize normal human anatomy and pathological conditions and utilize ultrasound equipment to differentiate disease processes and artifacts, and recognize ultrasound equipment limitations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 year clinical experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in an acute care medical center.

  • Depending upon department needs, relevant specialty experience may be required.

Notes:

  • Will work up to 39 hours as needed.

  • Will work at all San Bernardino County Area locations.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

LOCATION: Fontana, California

REQNUMBER: 1001615

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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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