The Senior Ultrasound Technologist must be fully competent in all facets of the job, this includes: OBGYN exams/procedures including high risk patients and complicated fetal anomalies. The Senior Ultrasound Technologist provides highly competent technical support in the performance of examinations to provide diagnostic images for interpretation by a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) specialist.
The Senior Ultrasound Tech is responsible for performing low and high risk perinatal Obstetric (OB) ultrasound examinations in accordance with established departmental guidelines and protocols. The Senior Ultrasound Tech must possess expertise in prenatal diagnosis and OB ultrasound with the ability to recognize normal and pathological conditions and apply additional modalities as indicated (i.e. Doppler, 3D/4D).
Applicants are encouraged to upload license and certification if required of the position.
Minimum 1-year recent experience as an ultrasound technologist in similar setting.
Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS in OB/GYN).
NT Certification through NTQR (within 6 months of hire)
Extensive experience/understanding of complex fetal anomalies and their associated disease processes and maternal disorder.
Demonstrate ability to recognize normal human anatomy, certain pathological conditions, and the ability to utilize ultrasound equipment to differentiate disease processes and artifacts.
Superior telephone, communication, and interpersonal skills to interact effectively and positively with people.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and congenital/acquired pathology as they relate to the use and interpretation of ultrasound diagnostic procedures.
Knowledge of principles of ultrasound physics, and the propagation of ultrasound through tissues.
Ability to display common sense and good judgment in following rules, protocols, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and procedures sufficient to effectively perform job functions or refer to others.
Knowledge of standard keyboard, ability to input/retrieve data accurately and to observe applicable • Radiology Information System (RIS) and Information Services (IS) access codes, security and patient privacy.
Ability to operate Epic, iMorgan, ClickView, Excel, Word and other patient care management systems for documentation activities and report generation.
Recent experience in Perinatology
Experience with complex anatomic ultrasound (level II studies), Doppler, multiples, nuchal translucency, and ultrasound guidance for amniocentesis.
Interest in further training in prenatal fetal surgery (Laser therapy, MMC repair) and guidance for chorionic chronic villi sampling.
Must be able to work variable hours, alternate shifts, and occasional overtime to provided coverage as needed for sick leave, staffing shortages, etc.
Must be able to rotate on-call for evening, weekend, and holiday coverage per departmental staffing guidelines.
No smoking or eating allowed in work area. Must keep work area clean and free of debris. This is a non-smoking facility.
TB test and CPR required annually per Joint Commission regulations
Physical ability to capably perform all functions of a staff sonographer:
Ability to reach and maintain flexion, abduction, horizontal abduction (away from chest and across chest) with upper extremities on a continuous, intermittent basis
Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Ability to remain seated on a continuous, intermittent basis
Ability to stand and remain upright on one’s feet at a workstation without moving around on a continuous, intermittent basis
Ability to twist upper body on a frequent, intermittent basis
Ability to push and pull objects on an occasional, intermittent basis
Ability to bend at the waist up to and including 90 degrees on an occasional, intermittent basis
Ability to move, manipulate and transfer patients weighing up to 400 pounds on/to/from exam table, with assistance as needed
Ability to move supply boxes, equipment and/or patients up to 45 pounds
Ability to maneuver portable Radiology equipment in tight places, sometimes with limited access
Ability to move from location to location throughout the hospital and other campus (satellite) locations
Ability to squat on a seldom basis
Ability to write legibly and enter information in small spaces on preprinted forms
Ability to keep hand and arm steady while moving arm or while holding arm and hand in one position.
Ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine to exact positions
Ability to quickly move hands, or hand together with arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
Ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion
Ability to work in a very cool environment (computer area)
Ability to communicate (talk and hear) effectively with hospital personnel and the general public
Stamina to perform patient exams which could take long periods of time
Stamina to handle a high patient volume in a high-pressure department with constantly changing priorities
Must be able to adapt to new programs and equipment upgrades as radiological field advances.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
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