Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II
Location: La Jolla
Posted on: May 27, 2023
#LI-DP1$12,000 Sign-on Bonus! Apply today! -Under indirect
supervision, performs a variety of diagnostic medical sonogrms
(such as abdominal and OB/Gynecology ultrasound examinations)
utilizing complex ultrasound equipment and transducers. -Essential
- Customer Service: -
- Is responsive to the needs of others by maintaining a
professional behavior toward members and coworkers and creating a
positive image for the department, as demonstrated by:
- Willingness to take the initiative to resolve member
- Handling a high number of member contacts.
- Dealing with customer complaints in a positive way.
- Providing compassionate service.
- Treating coworkers with respect and appreciation.
- Fostering teamwork and thinking positively.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle
choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such
- Demonstrates competency and understands the overall operational
functions of the department to include all reception duties and
- Observes regional radiation and department safety
- Age Specific Criteria.
- Adjusts technical factors relative to the requirements of the
study and the physical maturation of the patient.
- Modifies patient positioning techniques relative to the
patient's physical and cognitive abilities.
- Always takes special care in handling, positioning and/or
restraining infants and geriatric patients to avoid injury or
excessive radiation exposure.
- Demonstrates competence and understands the overall operational
function of the department to include scheduling of patient
appointments by telephone, mail, or in person utilizing OPAS.
- Demonstrates competence in the operation of diagnostic
ultrasound equipment, real-time and mobile, to obtain quality
- Consistently selects correct technical factors relative to the
requirements of the study and the patient's age and body
- Consistently selects equipment settings and appropriate
transducers in accordance with department protocols and patient
- Consistently processes hard copy images properly, utilizing
- Properly and consistently follows specific infection control
techniques relative to ultrasound imaging (e.g., cold sterilization
of probes, use of condoms on endocavity probes, etc.).
- Routinely manipulates transducer appropriately to obtain the
- Exercises good clinical judgment.
- Consults with the radiologist or other clinician for purposes
of clarifying orders.
- Selects alternate or additional views appropriately relative to
the patient's condition.
- Does not attempt to perform an exam in any case in which it
cannot be performed safely and/or properly.
- Consistently demonstrates the ability to differentiate between
normal and abnormal anatomy.
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive and
- Completes and initials the standard consultation form and the
Radiology Processing Record accurately and immediately following
- Routinely documents patient history relative to previous
surgery, childbirth and other conditions which could affect the
ultrasonic image of internal organs.
- Additional Performance Standards for Lead DMS.
- Provides effective functional direction to assigned staff.
- Consistently assigns work to staff appropriately so that exams
are performed in a timely manner.
- Routinely provides timely feedback to management regarding
operational problems and personnel issues.
- Communicates effectively with other departments to promote
positive interdepartmental relationships.
- Demonstrates organizational skills and creativity in the
resolution of operations problems within the department.
- Organizational Rules, Policies and Procedures: -
- Observes all applicable regional, medical center, and
department policies and procedures.
- Quality of Service:
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to
enhance quality of service.
- Greets members promptly and courteously with eye contract and a
pleasant expression and tone of voice.
- Informs members of reason for any delays or anticipated delays
in their care.
- Treats all patients in accordance with the Patient's Bill of
- Conducts only work related conversations when members are
waiting for service.
- Communication: -
- Demonstrates good communication skills.
- Communicates verbally in a clear and concise manner.
- Demonstrates courteous and appropriate telephone skills.
- Speaks English in the presence of patients except as required
to interpret for non English speaking patients.
- In writing, communicates accurately, completely, and legibly,
and routes such communication appropriately and in a timely
- Professional Maturity: -
- Demonstrates professional maturity in all interactions with
patient and staff.
- Strives to maintain good working relationships and rapport with
patients, other members of the department and the health care
- Is flexible and cooperative about schedule changes made to
maximize productivity and efficiency.
- Responds appropriately to constructive criticism from
supervisors and peers.
- Functions independently within defined scope of position.
- Productivity: -
- Meets productivity norms achieved by peers within the
department or the Region.
- Equipment, Supplies and Work Area: -
- Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with
- Keeps equipment and work area clean at all times.
- Routinely handles equipment with care to avoid damage.
- Reports equipment malfunctions to supervisory staff
- Reports to Assistant Director, Diagnostic Imaging.
- Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time
as directed.Basic Qualifications:Experience
- Graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited ultrasound program or a
graduate from a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with two (2)
years of experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in a major
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)
required.License, Certification, Registration
- Current American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
(ARDMS) certification to include registries of physics, abdomen,
Obstetrics/Gynecology and one (1) additional registry in the
following: Breast (BR), Fetal Echo (FE) or Pediatric (PS).
- CPR (BLS-C, AHA approved course) (must be obtained during the
probationary period). -Additional Requirements:
- Competency in components of sonography as listed: -routine
abdomen; abdomen Doppler; small parts; thyroid;
obstetrics/gynecology; amniocenteses; fetal echocardiography;
interventional procedures; breast studies; portable intra-operative
studies; and portable neonatal studies. -Preferred Qualifications:
- Three (3) years experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
in a major medical center.
- Experience with Acuson Sequoia, Philips iu-22 and Clickview
ultrasound reporting package. -Notes:
- Shifts, hours, and/or locations may vary based on operational
needsPrimaryLocation : California,San Marcos,San Marcos
HospitalHoursPerWeek : 40Shift : EveningWorkdays : Mon, Tue, Wed,
Thu, Fri, Sat, SunWorkingHoursStart : 02:30 PMWorkingHoursEnd :
11:00 PMJob Schedule : Full-timeJob Type : StandardEmployee Status
: RegularEmployee Group/Union Affiliation : B09-OPEIU-Local 30Job
Level : Individual ContributorJob Category : Imaging &
RadiologyDepartment : SAN MARCOS MEDICAL CENTER - Radiology-General
- 0806Travel : Yes, 50 % of the TimeKaiser Permanente is an equal
opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive
workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental
status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status,
genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of
diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
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