Clinical Resident Instructor-Sonography (.8 FTE, Days)

Category: Radiology
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Sunnyvale CA 94087
Req: 10538
FTE: 0.8


.8 FTE, 10 hour day shifts

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Assists in training and overseeing ultrasonography students during the clinical training portions of their programs. Maintains contact with clinical programs coordinator and the college representative as needed. When not teaching, responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures, conducts sonographic procedures on assigned patients of all ages through the use of ultrasound diagnostic equipment. Performs vascular studies, including peripheral vascular, abdominal, liver and renal transplant scans as requested. Uses complex ultrasound equipment to perform Sonographic procedures. Does not supplant the physician in the sphere of decision making required to establish a diagnosis, but will assist in gathering sonographic, duplex and other medical data necessary to reach a medical diagnosis and decision. Shows a high degree of judgment and skill in use of sonographic equipment. Ensures that equipment is constantly functional and maintained for immediate use. Provides imaging guidance for physicians performing procedures.  Actively involved in department related research studies.  Participates in QI initiatives including developing and implementing protocols.  Provides onboarding and training for entry level sonographers.  Maintains records and reports on equipment, procedures performed and billing.  Oversees technical and ancillary personnel in assigned work areas/shift in the absence of the supervisor/manager.

 Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

* Partially accountable for work product of others and functions as a group leader. Communicates instructions, assigns work to outers, monitors progress and workflow, establishes work standards, schedules work, and provides input into manager’s actions, including performance appraisals.

* Plans, develops and presents 2 study critiques for students per quarter.

* Prepares patient for exam, i.e. identifying oneself, explaining procedures, confirming patient ID and checking correctness of the order.

* Prepares room and equipment. Troubleshoots equipment failures and reports problems to the appropriate individual.

* Produces quality images following established departmental and QA (Quality Assurance) protocols to include technique, views, position, proper labeling and patient ID (Identification).

* Trains college students in clinical applications of theory and knowledge, including evaluating students and ensuring that applicable College and department policies and procedures are adhered to by all participants in the program. Works closely with Inpatient Director in regard to student progress and problems. Presents 2 study critiques for the students per quarter. Submits weekly observation/competency forms on students as requested.

* Works in a variety of diagnostic areas with knowledge of emergency and after hour’s procedures as needed.

* Operates diagnostic ultrasound equipment, observes sound wave pattern produced, produces and processes diagnostic images and presents completed sonograms to physician.

* Participates in maintaining records for research cases. Participates as needed in evaluation of new equipment for research or possible future use in department.

* Performs a variety of complex sonographic procedures utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves to detect abnormalities including masses, abscesses, and stones.

* Performs appropriate infection prevention techniques

* Performs proper probe handling & cleaning according to procedures if necessary.

* Performs basic Doppler scans, (i.e., hepatic/portal veins, hepatic art, venous Doppler studies, renal transplant art/v. Doppler within allotted time frames)

* Reviews patient medical history in chart information system. Reloads prior exams for comparison. Utilizes ancillary equipment appropriately (PACS - Picture Archiving and Communication systems).

* Spots check exams for required views and adequate demonstration of anatomy. Completes exam within required timeframe.

 Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

* Education: Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement.

* Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

* License/Certification: Certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) (AB) -and- two (2) additional Registries. i.e (RVT), (MSKS), (OB), (BR) (NE)   -and- Certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers Pediatric Sonography (PS)

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

* Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation.

* Ability to perform general and specialized Ultrasound procedures which meet the department’s standard of quality.

* Ability to plan, prioritize and meet deadlines.

* Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

* Ability to troubleshoot the equipment including RIS, PACS as well as US equipment.

* Ability to troubleshoot, document and communicate equipment problems.

* Ability to work effectively as a team player.

* Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and congenital/acquired pathology as they relate to the use and interpretation of ultrasound diagnostic procedures.

* Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

* Knowledge of Imaging processes and fluoroscopic techniques, methods and equipment.

* Knowledge of methods of positioning patients for Ultrasound procedures.

* Knowledge of principles of image processing and development applicable to diagnostic imaging.

* Knowledge of safety principles and procedures related to ultrasound procedures and equipment.

 Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.