French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA is a part of Dignity Health of the Central Coast and is recognized for the highest quality hospitals, physicians from the top medical schools in the country, primary care offices to ensure access for all patients, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and a comprehensive home health service; all recognized for quality, safety and service. 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.
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.
Three (3) years recent acute care experience preferred performing Cardiovascular Ultrasound procedures in an acute facility, if not registered or registry eligible (i.e. ARDMS, RDCS, or RVT). Working in acute care setting performing such jobs as cardiac echos, TEEs, cardiovascular stress tests, and vascular studies. Familiar with PAC's systems including Xcellera. and Cerner preferred. 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 orally and in writing. Self-motivated and able to achieve results through good organizational skills. Ability to work independently and be a functional team member in a team-oriented environment. Current registered or registry eligible (i.e. RDCS and/or RVT), ECE to maintain certification, current BLS CPR card.
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