Sonographer II

Kaiser Permanente San Jose, CA
Description: Under the direction of the Imaging Services Director and Chief of Radiology/ Imaging Services, or other Clinical Service Director where applicable, produces two-dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by Physician in diagnosis of disease and study of malfunction of organs. Performs technological functions to ensure optimal diagnostic quality of patient care utilizing efficient and safe processes.

Essential Functions:

Exhibiting a high degree of tact, courtesy, and poise, explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.

Prepares and positions patient for examination.

Selects equipment for use in ultrasound setup according to specifications of examination. Selects transducer and adjusts equipment controls according to organ to be examined, depth of field, and other specifications of test..

Starts equipment that produces images of internal organs and records diagnostic data on magnetic tape, computer disk, strip printout, or film.

Moves transducer, by hand, over specified area of body and observes sound wave display screen to monitor quality of ultrasonic pattern produced.

Photographs images of organs shown on display module or removes strip printout from equipment to obtain permanent record of internal examination.

Keys test data and patient information into computer of ultrasound equipment to maintain record of test results.

Orients new hires.

Performs other related duties as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications:




High School Diploma/GED required.

License, Certification, Registration

Must have two (2) ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) registries in any specialty.Must demonstrate competency and perform both specialties routinely.

BLS required.

Additional Requirements:

NT certification is required to perform genetic screening for Prenatal Diagnostic Centers. Applicants may be hired without certification, but will be required to obtain it within 90 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:


Primary Location: California,San Jose,San Jose Building 6 275 Hospital Pkwy. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Night Workdays: Week 1: Mon, Tue, Sat; Week 2: Sun, Mon, Tue Working Hours Start: 12:00 AM Working Hours End: 8:00 AM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Imaging / Radiology Department: Imaging Services Travel: No

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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