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Sutter Health Cardiac Sonographer in San Jose, California

Position Overview:

The Sonographer is responsible for the independent operation of sonographic equipment and for performing and communication results of diagnostic examinations using sonography. The Sonographer maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, diseases and new procedures as they evolve

  • Prepares patient for clinicalassessment and diagnostic examinations

  • Greets and verifies proper identificationof patient

  • Checks consent forms forcontent prior to procedure

  • Selects appropriate equipmentfor specialized procedure

  • Assists patient with dressingand undressing in a pleasant manner when necessary

  • Instructs patient on procedureto be performed in easy to understandterms

  • Assists patient on and offexam table and positions patient properly in order to obtain required images

  • Indentifies patients withspecial needs and provides appropriate assistance

  • Performs sonographic procedures on patientbased on department policy and procedures

  • Demonstrates anatomy underinvestigation through proper patient positioning and technique selection

  • Performs color Doppler and beable to indentify anomalies and take alternative scanning techniques todemonstrate pathology

  • Assist physician withprocedures when needed

  • Communicates and documentspatient’s information

  • Provides complete study withpreliminary report and images to physician within a timely matter

  • Ensures files and records areproperly completed with required information , including patient history,previous exams, procedure charge codes, etc

  • Follows the commitment toexcellence and treats patients, families, visitors and each other withcourtesy, dignity, respect and professionalism



  • High School Diploma (Required) / Bachelors (Preferred)

  • Graduate from a formal school of Ultrasound

  • Basic Life Support Certification - BLS

  • American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - ARDMS

  • Experience and number of ARDMS certifiations will determine position level and salary ranges

PAMF (Pediatric Specialty/ Dept. Specific Education)

  • 12-month CAAHEP approved School of Ultrasound Technology or Cardiovascular Technology

  • Certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers ARDMS as a RDCS (registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer, PE), or Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer certification in Pediatrics by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) required; Fetal Echocardiography (FE) preferred.

  • 0-2 years preferred of Pediatric echocardiography in performing M-Mode, 2-D, Doppler, and color Dopplar

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8-12 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem

Applications Accepted: All Applications Accepted

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.