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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Ultrasound Technologist - Ultrasound in Mission Viejo, California

We are looking for an Ultrasound Technologist for the Ultrasound - MV Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Work Schedule: On call/Per diem

Shift: 8 hour, Days

Job Summary:

Performs basic/complex general and limited vascular ultrasound exams and procedures and provides optimal assessment and diagnostic exams for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrate a high level of technical competence and productivity using independent judgment to prioritize exam workload and producing complete and accurate documentation to support an accurate diagnosis. Display the ability to perform exams that are age-related, as well as, considerate of the psychosocial needs of the patient. Recognize the value of teamwork and strive for maximum team performance. Accurately perform abdominal, OB/GYN, Breast, Testicular, Thyroid, Soft tissue, Prostate, and Special procedures ultrasound exams.

  • Resourcefully solve problems before they become critical using available resources, independent judgment and maturity, ensuring optimal patient care and departmental organization. Completes routine assignments as specified.

  • Understand computer applications and efficiently completes computer processing necessary to enter and charge exams, process lab orders, access reports, and procure data pertinent to exam. Demonstrates an organized approach to assembling all paperwork, previous exam data, and all information necessary to assist Radiologist in an accurate diagnosis.

  • Proactive participation in motivation and instruction of new personnel and students to ensure proper orientation to department policy and procedure.

  • Maintain required CME unit as required by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, as well as, continuing to strengthen and refine professional effectiveness by reviewing cases and technical journals in an effort to stay informed of new developments in the field.

  • Safe transportation and observation of patients during ultrasound exam with respect to age and behavioral competency.

Skills :

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clarity and diplomacy with co-workers, patients, patient’s families, and physicians.

  • Capability of handling technically difficult exams and patients, periodic high volume/high stress workload.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality.

  • Exhibit appropriate judgment and utilize common sense.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of age appropriate exam techniques and transportation, i.e. Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric.

  • Computer processing skills.

  • Ability to transport ultrasound equipment, lift, and position patients. Auditory and visual acuity.

  • IV monitoring.

  • Follow organizational and departmental procedures.

  • Accurately perform Abdominal, OB/GYN, Breast testicular, Thyroid, Soft tissue, Prostate, and Special procedures. Also Extracranial Carotid and Venous Lower Extremity exams.

  • Proficient in required competencies upon completion of orientation as listed on the unit specific competency inventory.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education :

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Coursework/Training - Graduate of Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Program.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (R.D.M.S.) in Abdomen or OB/GYN.

  • Healthcare Provider level BLS.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education : Associate's Degree with certification of completion of a 2 year college based Ultrasound program.

Experience :

  • Two (2) years of Hospital based experience in ultrasound.

  • Two (2) years of Experience in performing carotid and venous lower extremity ultrasound exams.

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange County.

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.

Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.

Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center

Category: Ultrasound Technologist

Req ID: R331386

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