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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - On Call, Kensington Medical Center

Description: Performs ultrasound examinations of patients as requested by referring physicians.
Essential Functions:
Greets patient, explains ultrasound procedure, and answers questions.
Selects the appropriate machine and probe to be used to obtain diagnostic information requested by referring physician.
Applies gel to patient's skin, applies probe, and monitors equipment to obtain ultra-sound images.
Processes film and reviews images to confirm that images meet radiologist's requirements.
Prepares initial diagnosis by identifying abnormal conditions for review by radiologist.
Uses ultrasound equipment to assist providers to conduct invasive procedures.
Maintains equipment and examination room, stores film, and keeps inventory of related supplies.
Prepares patient information files with patient identification, date of exam, referring physician, and exam performed.
Prepares and submits reports showing the number and type of examinations conducted.
Performs other related duties as directed.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
Minimum one (1) year of full time experience as a sonographer required.
Education
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
Completion of an ARDMS accredited or equivalent program in ultrasound technology required.
License, Certification, Registration
Current certification by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (RDMS) in abdomen and/or OB/GYN required.
BLS Certification required.
Non-Registered Sonographers may be considered; however, Sonographers must have met experience, education, and training requirements; and upon hire, Sonographer must sit for and pass abdomen and/or OB/GYN Registry within one (1) year of employment.
Additional Requirements:
Required to stand, push, pull and lift patients.
In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.
May be required to lift objects heavier than 50 pounds, perform difficult manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination skills, walk and stand for prolonged periods, see objects closely and hear normal sounds with some background noises.
Must be able to adjust routine to accommodate patient or department without affecting departmental flow.
Position requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption and attend to tasks for 20 to 45 minutes at a time.
Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.
Knowledge of customer focused service requirements of the organization.
Ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with members and coworkers.
Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Certifications such as breast or RVT preferred.
Primary Location: Maryland,Kensington,Kensington Medical Center 10810 Connecticut Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 7:00 AM Working Hours End: 1:30 AM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Imaging Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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