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Sr Sonographer - Ultrasound (52581) - Palo Alto, CA #6673990

Company: Stanford Health Care

Date: 08/14/2019

Category: Computer Hardware

City: Palo Alto, CA

Sr Sonographer - Ultrasound (52581)


  • Job Type:Full Time


  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80


  • Shift:Rotating


  • Hours in Shift:8


  • Location:Palo Alto, CA


  • Req:52581

Job Description


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, the Senior Sonographer conducts sonographic procedures on assigned patients using diagnostic ultrasound equipment. Performs various ultrasound studies including abdominal, gynecological, limited OB, and limited vascular exams such as peripheral venous DVT and carotid studies as requested. 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. Essential Functions · 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 Sonographer and Supervisor. · Explains examination process to the patient and instructs and assists patient throughout the procedure. · Operates diagnostic ultrasound equipment and presents completed sonograms to physician. · Participates in research cases. · Performs a variety of sonographic procedures utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves to detect pathology. · Performs appropriate infection prevention techniques including Trophon. Performs proper probe handling & cleaning per policy. · Performs basic gray scale and Doppler scans within allotted time frames and exams consistently show understanding and demonstration of proper scanning technique. · Reviews patient medical history in chart information system and reviews prior exams for comparison. Utilizes ancillary equipment appropriately (RIS, PACS, EMR). · Completes exam within required timeframe


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.


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Qualifications


Minimum Qualifications:


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


Experience One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience required. Prefers four (4) years or more.


License/Certifications Certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) BLS Certification


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.


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