Diag Med Sonographer MFC-VCMG - Akers MFC - PerDiem
Competently performs a variety of standard, specialty and complex obstetric diagnostic sonographic examinations and procedures with little or no supervision; producing quality studies under a variety of conditions. Demonstrates independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative in the application of non-ionizing high frequency ultrasonic waves for prenatal diagnosis. Applies appropriate patient care and recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure. Accurately receives instructions verbally, written and electronic, and ensures they are carried out as directed. Demonstrates anatomy for interpretation and/or intervention by or at the request of the Perinatologist. Maintains and respects patient's confidentiality. Exercises professional judgment in the performance and delivery of service excellence while maintaining a demeanor complementary to medical and professional code of ethics. Maintains knowledge of, observes, and enforces the safety measures in Environment of Care. Position may involve some travel throughout the regional area.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a High School Diploma/GED AND a graduate from a formal program in Ultrasound that meets the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) qualifications or trained through a Radiologic Technology program OR a College degree - 2 year in Ultrasonography (or other Imaging related field). BLS - Basic Life Support required within 30 days of hire or transfer into position. ARDMS-OBGYN - ARDMS Obstetrics/Gynecology certification required. NT - Nuchal Translucency Cert Comp required within sin (6) months of hire or transfer into position. ARDMS - American Reg of Diag Med Song In at least one (1) other specialty preferred. Minimum two (2) years Diagnostic Medical Sonography required. Exposure to High Risk OB, Fetal Echocardiography and/or Vascular experience preferred. Must possess sound judgement and critical thinking skills to appropriately evaluate situations and determine the best method for achieving optimal results. Sound knowledge of anatomy/physiology within the perinatal environment. Good communication skills and ability to use proper channels of communication to achieve optimal service and results. Bilingual skills preferred.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.