Registered Cardiovascular Sonographer
Sutter Health
 Modesto, CA

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF) is a non-profit, multi-specialty health care organization affiliated with Sutter Health. Based in Modesto, SGMF provides quality medical care, health education and research activates in a five-county area. SGMF's medical staff includes family practitioners, internists and pediatricians, as well as a range of specialist physicians. Services include imaging, nuclear medicine, a health library, health education programs, occupational medicine, diabetes education, nutrition counseling, infertility counseling, weight management and pharmacy.

Position Summary:

Accurately performs cardiovascular tests as ordered by a physician within her/his scope of practice. Accurately document tests, which are performed. Forwards copies of results in a timely manner to the appropriate physician(s).

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate's degree in Healthcare field or equivalent
  • Understanding of ambulatory health care practices such as would be gained working in a physician's office for one year
  • Experience operating imaging equipment and performing required studies.
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) upon hire
  • Able to travel 10%

Minimum Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology, in particular the cardiovascular system.
  • A knowledge of what constitutes an emergency requiring a physician's immediate attention.
  • A knowledge of medical terminology.
  • A knowledge of computers and their applications.
  • Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively in English.
  • Willing to cross-train in other departments.
  • Ability to accept, implement and evaluate change.
  • Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to establish priorities and coordinate work activities paying particular attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively operate imaging equipment and prepare patient for the test.
  • Organizational skills are important for this position.
  • The ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities and demands on time.
  • Excellent customer service skills are required for this position.
  • Requires the ability to scan images in multiple planes, and be able to produce exams that have complete and accurate information.
  • Exams must be diagnostically accurate and acceptable to physicians interpreting the data.