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Oct 9, 2018

Ultra Sonographer - Maternal-Fetal, Sacramento, CA


The diagnostic medical Sonographer provides diagnostic ultrasound tests for patients in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine setting. The diagnostic medical sonographer works with other members of the healthcare team to provide comprehensive care to patients.

Qualifications Job Duties:

  • Up to date certification in diagnostic ultrasound.

  • Certificate of American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or ability to obtain

  • Satisfactory completion of one of the following; at least two (2) years in Allied Health Educational Program and one (1) year on-the-job training in ultrasonography, or completion of an approved ultrasonography educational program.

  • 3 or more years of experience

  • Must provide evidence of continuing education credits to fulfill accreditation requirements.

  • Must have one of the following: 2 years or more of Allied Health Educational Program and 1 year of on the job training in Ultrasound OR have completed an approved ultrasound educational program. 

  • Prep the patient for the ultrasound exam.

  • Prep the patient to meet with the physician.

  • Before starting the exam/test, explain to the patient what they should expect.

  • Ensure the patient is prepared with the procedures to make sure the results are optimal.

  • Obtain any consent forms/decline forms before starting the exam.

  • Handle and oversee ultrasound, making note of any data needed for physician interpretation.

  • Conduct ultrasound procedures during physician invasive procedures as needed. 

  • Ensure patient confidentiality at all times. 

  • Ensure appropriate codes for all services performed. Submit to billing on a daily basis.

  • Record and process all ultrasound data involving observation made during the exam to ensure physician has as much information to make an informed diagnosis from results.

  • Maintain ultrasound equipment.  Be able to recognized and issues and take appropriate actions. 

  • If additional services need to be performed, notify Patient Service Associate to obtain all appropriate authorizations. 

  • Ensure all ultrasound supplies are maintained with appropriate inventory. 

  • Ensure professional relationships with all patients, staff, and public. 

  • Scan records and maintain archived records. 

  • Ensure full compliance of all safety and security training in accordance with OSHA standards/regulations.

  • Must remain non-judgemental and respectful of all patients/staff religious, ethical and moral beliefs.

  • Ensure completion of all compliance training.

  • Recognizes ethical, legal and professional issues inherent in providing care to the patient.

  • Engage in all staff development workshop, meetings or activities. 

  • Maintain all professional affiliations

  • Perform other assigned duties as needed. 

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