MC: Diagnostic Ultrasound - Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork and wholeness.
The Sonographer performs diagnostic ultrasound and vascular exams. Provides high level of care to the Ultrasound Vascular patient. Supports the major objectives of the Department of Ultrasound and Vascular such as excellent in clinical services, in educational activities, in research and development activities, employee environment conditions in reduction of medical cost. These services may be provided for both the LLUMC and LLUCH hospitals. Performs other duties as needed.
Associate's Degree required. Graduate of a CAHEEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) Program required. Minimum two years of ultrasound experience preferred.
Ability to manipulate transducers and ultrasound instrumentation; computer skills to manage patient data (i.e. QA). Ability to communicate effectively about complex matter with others who have varying levels of comprehension. Explain procedures to patients, instruct students and residents to perform sonograms, work on teams to accomplish specific patient care goals, excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, physicians and co-workers. Analyze and interpret patient clinical data and ultrasound findings, follow simple/moderate/complex instructions, work independently without direct supervision, recognize and appropriately report safety problems or other problem situations, and measure parameters on patient sonogram (i.e. Flow velocities). Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities and deal with them appropriately. Able to: read; write legibly; speak in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer and software programs necessary to the position; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment. Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction. Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in writing, and on the telephone; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; work well under pressure; problem solve; organize and prioritize workload; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail. Able to distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place/patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credentials in Abdomen, Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB-GYN) and Registered Vascular Technology (RVT) credential required or must attain within six (6) months of hire date. Breast credential preferred. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Organization: Loma Linda Univ Medical Center
Benefits Eligible : No
Employee Status: Temporary
Hours Description: This is a temporary position for 6 months from Hire.