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Echo-Sonographer - CVH Network/Emeryville/Pleasanton

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Emeryville
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered. - Day - 08 Hour (United States of America) Echo Sonographer This is a Stanford Health Care job.A Brief Overview This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level, and purpose of the job.Under the direct supervision of the supervisor/manager and a physician in the department, who is responsible forthe use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures, conducts sonographic procedures on assigned patients usingultrasound diagnostic equipment. Does not supplant the physician in the sphere of decision making required toestablish a diagnosis but will assist in gathering sonographic and other medical data necessary to reach amedical diagnosis and decision. This position ensures that equipment is constantly functional and ready forimmediate use. Maintains records and reports on equipment, procedures performed and billing. Essential FunctionsThe essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. Theyare not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, andresponsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to culturaldiversity, 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 SafetyGoals, 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-centeredinteractions.--- Documents observations made during the procedure for final interpretation by the physician or otherqualified medical professional; obtains pertinent diagnostic images for record documentation whenpresenting cases--- Ensures that ultrasound equipment & accessories are maintained and functioning. Reports problems toLead 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 andprocesses diagnostic images and presents completed sonograms to physician.--- Participates in maintaining records for research cases. Participates as needed in evaluation of newequipment 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 spectralimaging, color & spectral scale--- Reviews patient medical history in chart information system. Reloads prior exams for comparison. Utilizesancillary equipment appropriately (Xcelera PACS - Picture Archiving and Communication systems).--- Spots check exams for required views and adequate demonstration of anatomy. Completes exam withinrequired timeframe. Minimum RequirementsEducation: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement.Experience:License/Certification:- BLS - Basic Life SupportAnd one of the following certifications:- RDCS-Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer or- CCI-Cardiovascular Credentialing International Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilitiesas well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying. Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesThese are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, orlicensure/certification.--- Ability 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 atall 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 ofultrasonic 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 andinterpretation 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 imagedevelopment 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/instrumentationPhysical Requirements and Working ConditionsThe Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from theOccupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities toperform the essential functions of the job. These principles apply to ALL employees:SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family ExperienceStanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in -all of -its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Keywords: Stanford Health Care, San Francisco , Echo-Sonographer - CVH Network/Emeryville/Pleasanton, Healthcare , Emeryville, California

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