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Ultrasound Technologist

Company: Adventist Health
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

More than 50 years ago, a country doctor and a handful of forward-thinking residents had a vision for their small towns of Simi and Santa Susana. They would create a special place of healing in the picturesque valley they called home. Today, we are the largest medical center and only accredited chest pain center serving Simi Valley. We are committed to treating the whole person - physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. That promise of wholeness is what inspires us to care for this community. Our 144-bed acute care hospital and network of primary care and specialist locations are supported by 900 associates, 275 physicians, and 150 volunteers. We are also the first Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery in Ventura County.
Job Summary:
Performs ultrasonic diagnostic procedures in accordance with accepted protocols as directed by physicians. Produces images of internal body tissues in order to diagnose and monitor a variety of conditions such as heart disease, pregnancy and cancer. Supervises and mentors ultrasound personnel. Maintains equipment.
Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

  • Diploma/certificate from an Ultrasound college/school: Required


    • ACR Accredited Sites: All sonographers must be certified and currently registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification in Abdomen (AB), Obstetrics (OB) or Vascular (RVT); or Cardiovascular Credentialing International Registered Vascular Specialist (CCI-RVS); or Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Sonography (S) or (VS) within one year of hire: Required in CA and HI (with multiple areas Preferred)
    • Basic Life Support (BLS OR HS-BLS OR RQIBLS) certification: Required
    • ARRT-Sonography (ARRT-S) or CCI Registered Vascular Specialist (CCI RVS) or ARRT-Vascular Sonography (ARRT-VS) or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS): Required
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) or Healthstream Basic Life Support (HS-BLS) or HeartCode BLS (HBLS): Required

      Essential Functions:

      • Uses ultrasound equipment to direct high-frequency sound waves to a prescribed area of the patient's body and capture quality images that describe the composition, shape and motion of tissues, organs, vessels and pathology. Summarizes, documents, verifies and presents images, findings, calculations and measurements to physicians for diagnoses. Adheres to ultrasonic diagnostic procedures, precautions and standards.
      • Provides direct patient care, including assessing patient condition and ability to cooperate. Positions patients and equipment, prepares patients for procedures and continually monitors and records vital signs. Observes for reactions and signs of impending complications and intervening as needed.
      • Maintains accurate records, files and billing information. Ensures the integrity of patient medical images and data while adhering to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other patient confidentiality guidelines and regulations.
      • Prepares rooms and patients for subsequent ultrasound procedures.
      • Verifies operational status of equipment prior to daily utilization.
      • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

        Organizational Requirements:
        Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

Keywords: Adventist Health, Simi Valley , Ultrasound Technologist, Other , Simi Valley, California

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