Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: March 8, 2023
Under indirect supervision, performs a variety of diagnostic
medical sonogrms (such as abdominal and OB/Gynecology ultrasound
examinations) utilizing complex ultrasound equipment and
- Customer Service: -
- Is responsive to the needs of others by maintaining a
professional behavior toward members and coworkers and creating a
positive image for the department, as demonstrated by:
- Willingness to take the initiative to resolve member
- Handling a high number of member contacts.
- Dealing with customer complaints in a positive way.
- Providing compassionate service.
- Treating coworkers with respect and appreciation.
- Fostering teamwork and thinking positively.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle
choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such
- Demonstrates competency and understands the overall operational
functions of the department to include all reception duties and
- Observes regional radiation and department safety
- Age Specific Criteria.
- Adjusts technical factors relative to the requirements of the
study and the physical maturation of the patient.
- Modifies patient positioning techniques relative to the
patient's physical and cognitive abilities.
- Always takes special care in handling, positioning and/or
restraining infants and geriatric patients to avoid injury or
excessive radiation exposure.
- Demonstrates competence and understands the overall operational
function of the department to include scheduling of patient
appointments by telephone, mail, or in person utilizing OPAS.
- Demonstrates competence in the operation of diagnostic
ultrasound equipment, real-time and mobile, to obtain quality
- Consistently selects correct technical factors relative to the
requirements of the study and the patient's age and body
- Consistently selects equipment settings and appropriate
transducers in accordance with department protocols and patient
- Consistently processes hard copy images properly, utilizing
- Properly and consistently follows specific infection control
techniques relative to ultrasound imaging (e.g., cold sterilization
of probes, use of condoms on endocavity probes, etc.).
- Routinely manipulates transducer appropriately to obtain the
- Exercises good clinical judgment.
- Consults with the radiologist or other clinician for purposes
of clarifying orders.
- Selects alternate or additional views appropriately relative to
the patient's condition.
- Does not attempt to perform an exam in any case in which it
cannot be performed safely and/or properly.
- Consistently demonstrates the ability to differentiate between
normal and abnormal anatomy.
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive and
- Completes and initials the standard consultation form and the
Radiology Processing Record accurately and immediately following
- Routinely documents patient history relative to previous
surgery, childbirth and other conditions which could affect the
ultrasonic image of internal organs.
- Additional Performance Standards for Lead DMS.
- Provides effective functional direction to assigned staff.
- Consistently assigns work to staff appropriately so that exams
are performed in a timely manner.
- Routinely provides timely feedback to management regarding
operational problems and personnel issues.
- Communicates effectively with other departments to promote
positive interdepartmental relationships.
- Demonstrates organizational skills and creativity in the
resolution of operations problems within the department.
- Organizational Rules, Policies and Procedures: -
- Observes all applicable regional, medical center, and
department policies and procedures.
- Quality of Service:
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to
enhance quality of service.
- Greets members promptly and courteously with eye contract and a
pleasant expression and tone of voice.
- Informs members of reason for any delays or anticipated delays
in their care.
- Treats all patients in accordance with the Patient's Bill of
- Conducts only work related conversations when members are
waiting for service.
- Communication: -
- Demonstrates good communication skills.
- Communicates verbally in a clear and concise manner.
- Demonstrates courteous and appropriate telephone skills.
- Speaks English in the presence of patients except as required
to interpret for non English speaking patients.
- In writing, communicates accurately, completely, and legibly,
and routes such communication appropriately and in a timely
- Professional Maturity: -
- Demonstrates professional maturity in all interactions with
patient and staff.
- Strives to maintain good working relationships and rapport with
patients, other members of the department and the health care
- Is flexible and cooperative about schedule changes made to
maximize productivity and efficiency.
- Responds appropriately to constructive criticism from
supervisors and peers.
- Functions independently within defined scope of position.
- Productivity: -
- Meets productivity norms achieved by peers within the
department or the Region.
- Equipment, Supplies and Work Area: -
- Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with
- Keeps equipment and work area clean at all times.
- Routinely handles equipment with care to avoid damage.
- Reports equipment malfunctions to supervisory staff
- Reports to Assistant Director, Diagnostic Imaging.
- Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time
as directed.Basic Qualifications:Experience
- Graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited ultrasound program or a
graduate from a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with two (2)
years of experience as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in a major
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)
required.License, Certification, Registration
- Current American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
(ARDMS) certification to include registries of physics, abdomen,
Obstetrics/Gynecology and one (1) additional registry in the
following: Breast (BR), Fetal Echo (FE) or Pediatric (PS).
- CPR (BLS-C, AHA approved course) (must be obtained during the
probationary period). -Additional Requirements:
- Competency in components of sonography as listed: -routine
abdomen; abdomen Doppler; small parts; thyroid;
obstetrics/gynecology; amniocenteses; fetal echocardiography;
interventional procedures; breast studies; portable intra-operative
studies; and portable neonatal studies. -Preferred Qualifications:
Keywords: Kaiser, San Marcos , Diagnostic Medical Sonographer II, Healthcare , San Marcos, California
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