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Senior Sonographer

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 24, 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. - Rotating - 08 Hour (United States of America) This is a Stanford Health Care job.A Brief OverviewConducts sonographic procedures on assigned patients of all ages through the use of ultrasound diagnostic equipment under the supervision of the supervisor/manager and a physician in the department. Performs general ultrasounds and limited vascular ultrasounds as requested. Participates in training of residents and ultrasound students. Does not supplant the physician in the sphere of decision making required to establish a diagnosis, but will assist in gathering sonographic, duplex and other medical data necessary to reach a medical diagnosis and decision. Shows a high degree of judgment and skill in use of sonographic equipment. Ensures that equipment is constantly functional and maintained for immediate use. Maintains records and reports on equipment, procedures performed and billing.LocationsStanford Health CareWhat 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.
  • Participates in training of residents and ultrasound students.
  • Performs a variety of complex sonographic procedures utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves to detect abnormalities including masses, abscesses, and stones.
  • Performs appropriate infection prevention techniques. 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.
  • Reviews patient medical history in chart information system. Reloads prior exams for comparison. Utilizes ancillary equipment appropriately.
  • Spots check exams for required views and adequate demonstration of anatomy. Completes exam within required timeframe.Education Qualifications
    • Requirement met by License/Certification RequirementExperience Qualifications
      • One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experienceLicenses and Certifications
        • ARDMS - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonography
        • BLS 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, Palo Alto , Senior Sonographer, Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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