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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
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 through the use of 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.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • 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 sonographic procedures utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves to detect abnormalities including masses, abscesses, and stones.
  • Performs appropriate infection prevention techniques including CIDEX testing, neutralization disposal. Performs proper probe handling & cleaning according to procedures if necessary
  • Performs basic Doppler scans, i.e.: hepatic/portal veins, hepatic art, venous Doppler studies, renal transplant art/v. Doppler within allotted time frames; Spot check exams consistently show understanding and demonstration of proper Doppler technique and documentation of Doppler information, color and Doppler spectral imaging, color & spectral scale setting at a velocity that demonstrates psv after flow direction and angle correction displayed appropriate to vessel.
  • Reviews patient medical history in chart information system. Reloads prior exams for comparison. Utilizes ancillary equipment appropriately (Kinetdx, PACS - Picture Archiving and Communication systems).
  • Spots check exams for required views and adequate demonstration of anatomy. Completes exam within required timeframe.

Education Qualifications
  • Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • 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 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 perform general abdominal, small parts, OB-GYN and limited vascular sonography on varied patient population
  • 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

Licenses and Certifications
  • BLS - Basic Life Support
  • RDCS - Reg Diag Card Sonographer or
  • CCI - Cardiovascular Credentialing Internation

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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

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