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Echo Sonographer

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 11, 2024

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1.0 FTE Full time Day - 08 Hour R2327049 Onsite 70779 ECHOCARDIOGRAM Allied Health 300 Pasteur Dr,PALO ALTO,CaliforniaIf 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)Position: Echo SonographerDepartment: EchocardiogramLocation: Palo Alto, California & Cardiovascular Health NetworkAt Stanford Health Care, we see our allied health practitioners as critical contributors to our pioneering services. Working at the heart of medicine, we invite you to bring your very best to our team. Whether you're a clinical dietitian, endoscopy technician, medical assistant, or one of dozens of other specialties, there's a place for your talents here. Explore our careers page to find your next opportunity!Changing the Future of the Echocardiogram department: The Echocardiogram department serves patient populations including adult and adult congenital. Allied Health team members serve on the front lines with opportunities to care for 120-140 patient visits per day in an IACEL accredited facility using the latest equipment on the market with many opportunities to teach ultrasound students and cardiology fellows, while also participating in research in a work friendly environment.Be Part of a Tight Knit Team: Our departments are tight knit, collaborative and supportive as they provide top tier care for patients. The Echocardiogram department, in particular, encourages and supports staff in attending national conferences as well as monthly departmental conferences as part of the IACEL quality initiatives. We provide a detailed department orientation and training with one on one mentoring where employees feel supported in and outside of their role.Opportunities to Grow: Allied Health professionals in our Echocardiogram department have access to attend the American Society Echocardiogram National Conference (ASE), American College of Cardiology Conference (ACC). Additionally, one on one mentoring is provided with a Senior Echo Sonographer for basic to advanced training on the latest equipment, 3D echos and stress echos. Individuals are supported in achieving the CCI Advanced Cardiac Sonographer. A clinical ladder is in place for leadership and career advancement opportunities: Echo Sonographer I, Senior Echo Sonographer, and Lead Echo Sonographer.Competitive Benefits: Full-Time allied Health professionals serving in the Echocardiogram unit receive 26 days of PTO, added 10% evening shift and 16% night shift differential, no on-call, no holidays, time off for continuing education and conferences, and paid CMEs.Shift / Schedule: Full-Time, Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Rotating weekends*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.*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 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 spectral imaging, color & spectral scale* Reviews patient medical history in chart information system. Reloads prior exams for comparison. Utilizes ancillary equipment appropriately (Xcelera PACS - Picture Archiving and Communication systems).* Spots check exams for required views and adequate demonstration of anatomy. Completes exam within required timeframe.*Qualifications** Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement.* BLS - Basic Life Support* RDCS - Reg Diag Card Sonographer or* CCI - Cardiovascular Credentialing Internation*Experience Qualifications** One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience, Preferred*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 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*These principles apply to ALL employees:**SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience*_Stanford 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 Stanfords 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 familys 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#LI-BS1*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.*Base Pay Scale: Generally starting at $68.92 - $77.61 per hourThe salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. This pay scale is not a promise of a particular wage.Job Type: Full-timePay: $67.56 - $76.09 per hourExpected hours: 40 per weekBenefits:* 401(k)* Adoption assistance* Continuing education credits* Dental insurance* Disability insurance* Employee assistance program* Family leave* Flexible spending account* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid sick time* Paid time off* Pet insurance* Referral program* Relocation assistance* Retirement plan* Tuition reimbursement* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Day shiftWork Location: In personby Jobble

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