Sonographer II

Job ID
2020-130061
Employment Type
Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental
Department
Ultrasound
Hours / Pay Period
.01
Facility
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
varied on call hours
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-ARROYO GRANDE

Overview

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast.  Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. To learn more go to http://www.dignityhealth.org/arroyo-grande/

 

Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit:  www.dignityhealth.org/centralcoast

Responsibilities

In keeping with the Dignity Health healthcare philosophy, the Ultrasound Technologist performs cardiovascular procedures at a technically proficient level. Positions and instructs the patient, operates ultrasound equipment and determines the technical factors for ultrasound procedures. Ensures correct marking/labeling of images, provide and confirm proper/adequate documentation of procedures to assist in diagnosis. Technically proficient in a variety of ultrasound procedures. Ability to train staff members to perform procedures requiring independent judgement. Position requires ingenuity and initiative for the diagnosis and therapy of disease.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Three (3) years recent acute care experience preferred performing Cardiovascular Ultrasound procedures in an acute-family, if not registered or registered eligible (i.e ARDMS, RDCS, or RVT)
  • A.S. Degree
  • Working in acute care setting performance such jobs as cardiac echos, TEEs, cardiovascular stress tests, and vascular studies
  • Current registered or registry eligible (i.e RDCS and/or RVT)
  • ECE to maintain certification
  • Current CPR-AHA Certification

Preferred Requirements:

  • B.S Degree and/or gradudate of an accredited school of cardiovascular technology
  • Familiar with PACs systems including Xcellera, and Cerner
  • Registered ARDMS

Special Skills:

  • Demonstrates knowledge in both general and cross-sectional anatomy and physiology.
  • Must have working knowledge of diagnostic ultrasound imaging procedures
  • Must also know departmental protocols and procedures.
  • Ability to work tactfully and effectively with fellow staff members, physicians, and the patient population
  • Ability to communicate effectively both oraly and in writing
  • Self-motivated and able to achieve resultss through good organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and be a functional team member in a team-oriented environment

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