American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Echo - Sonographer - CVH Network / Emeryville / Pleasanton

Stanford Health Care
Emeryville, California, United States
3 days ago



We are offering a $10,000.00 Sign-on Bonus!

A Brief Overview

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level, and purpose of the job.
Under the direct supervision of the supervisor/manager and a physician in the department, who is responsible for
the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures, conducts sonographic procedures on assigned patients using
ultrasound diagnostic equipment. Does not supplant the physician in the sphere of decision making required to
establish a diagnosis but will assist in gathering sonographic and other medical data necessary to reach a
medical diagnosis and decision. This position ensures that equipment is constantly functional and ready for
immediate use. Maintains records and reports on equipment, procedures performed and billing.

Essential Functions
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They
are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and
responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural
diversity, patient care, patient’s rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments,
emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training,
communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety
Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Employee must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital.
C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered
• Documents observations made during the procedure for final interpretation by the physician or other
qualified medical professional; obtains pertinent diagnostic images for record documentation when
presenting cases
• Ensures that ultrasound equipment & accessories are maintained and functioning. Reports problems to
Lead Tech and supervisor.
• Explains examination process to the patient and instructs and assists patient throughout the procedure
• Operates diagnostic ultrasound equipment, observes sound wave pattern produced. Produces and
processes diagnostic images and presents completed sonograms to physician.
• Participates in maintaining records for research cases. Participates as needed in evaluation of new
equipment for research or possible future use in department.
• Performs a variety of echo-cardiography procedures utilizing ultrasonic high frequency.
• Performs appropriate infection prevention techniques
• Performs proper probe handling & cleaning according to procedures if necessary
• Perform proper Doppler technique and documentation of Doppler information, color and Doppler spectral
imaging, color & spectral scale
• Reviews patient medical history in chart information system. Reloads prior exams for comparison. Utilizes
ancillary equipment appropriately (Xcelera PACS - Picture Archiving and Communication systems).
• Spots check exams for required views and adequate demonstration of anatomy. Completes exam within
required timeframe.


Minimum Requirements

Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement.

- BLS - Basic Life Support
And one of the following certifications:
- RDCS-Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer or
- CCI-Cardiovascular Credentialing International

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities
as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to successfully perform the essential
functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or
• Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at
all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation
• Ability to follow written and oral instructions
• Ability to interpret physician instructions and patient medical and clinical records to determine type of
ultrasonic procedure/test to be performed
• Ability to work effectively as a team player
• Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and congenital/acquired pathology as they relate to the use and
interpretation of ultrasound diagnostic procedures
• Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
• Knowledge of principles of the PACS network and/or other electronic image processing and image
development systems
• Knowledge of principles of ultrasound physics, and the propagation of ultrasound through tissues
• Knowledge of safety principles and procedures related to ultrasound procedures and equipment
• Knowledge of ultrasound diagnostic procedures and equipment/instrumentation
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the
Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions of the job.

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family’s perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63289244
  • Location:
    Emeryville, California, United States
    Pleasanton, California, United States
  • Position Title: Echo - Sonographer - CVH Network / Emeryville / Pleasanton
  • Company Name For Job: Stanford Health Care
  • Discipline: Echocardiography Technician
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Professional Training
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $60.00 - $68.00 (Hourly Wage)
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