Ultrasound Technician – Urology – Full Time 8 Hour Days (Non-Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Technically supports the Ultrasound Department in providing general ultrasound studies in coordination with the department’s medical and technical team and in compliance with established standards

This position provides specialized support for our premier focal program in specialized prostate biopsies. Our program is internationally recognized as a leader in MRI/Ultrasound Prostate Fusion Biopsy. This role will offer support across multiple regions, aligning with the program’s expansion initiatives. Additionally, the position will assist with ancillary services as needed. The role reports directly to the Urology Senior Manager.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides technical support in the performance of general ultrasound diagnostic studies, on adolescent to geriatric aged patients.
  • Works closely with the physicians in the performance of procedures as well as assist with the interpretive outcome of special procedures.
  • Works independently with ongoing and periodic review through evaluation of results.
  • Produce diagnostic images and hemodynamic testing of the human anatomy utilizing both stationary and portable ultrasound equipment.
  • Record patient images via appropriate archival media, transfer images as needed. Review clinical information regarding patient along with images with the Radiologist.
  • Achieve images onto appropriate media, follow department’s verification process, and maintain accurate up-to-date records of procedures performed.
  • Explain to fellows, residents, and new employee the methods of scanning and equipment operations when directed.
  • Practice sterile techniques, maintain aseptic conditions and use universal precautions at all times. Perform first aid on patients to maintain patient’s health until further assistance arrives.
  • Functions as a patient advocate.
  • Assesses a patient’s knowledge base/understanding of their diagnostic procedure.
  • Educates patient/patient’s family about procedure and treatment
  • Provides for own professional growth regarding trends in equipment and procedures through formal and informal continuing education.
  • May be required to participate in after-hours standby and call back as needed by the department.
  • Assists with transportation of patients or clerical functions as needed by the department.
  • Participates in department Performance Improvement work team projects.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients served on his/her assigned unit.
  • Supports continuous and ongoing customer satisfaction through the hospital-wide service excellence standards.
  • Travel is required for this position, which involves floating between multiple regions to provide support for our premier focal program in specialized prostate biopsies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Certification of completion of a sonography program
  • Certification of completion of a sonography program, with emphasis in general ultrasound technology, or At least 24 months experience performing general ultrasound studies.
  • Req 2 years At least 24 months experience performing general ultrasound studies OR Certification of completion of a sonography program, with emphasis in general ultrasound technology.
  • Req Must have excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $39.00 – $63.95. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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