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Kaiser Permanente Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Department Only in Lafayette, Colorado

SEIU Local 105 - $48.59 - $55.71

“May be entitled to translation/bilingual, shift or other wage premiums as governed by the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Please refer to the respective collective bargaining agreement for additional information on such wage premiums: https://www.lmpartnership.org/local-contracts.

Job Summary:

Under indirect supervision, operates diagnostic ultrasound equipment to perform a variety of routine and specialized technical procedures to produce images which assist the physician in the diagnosis of heart ailments. Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of ones actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolves problems.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • This position, knows and complies with all Kaiser Permanente quality, safety, and emergency policies and procedures. Demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work habits and clinical practice in every interaction with patients, colleagues, providers, and leadership. Ensures patient safety in the preparation and provisioning of care related to but not limited to medications, procedures, infection prevention, fall prevention, including consistent use of two patient identifiers and procedural time outs. Reports safety hazards, accidents and incidents, and unsafe working conditions promptly.

  • Reviews patients medical records to obtain and record identifying information required for cardiology testing; instructs patient in preparing for examinations and explains procedures to be performed. Positions patient to obtain desired images in accordance with physicians instructions using knowledge of human anatomy.

  • Operates diagnostic cardiac ultrasound equipment to record structure and flow characteristics of the heart for adult and adult-congenital cardiac patients. Reviews and modifies each echocardiogram during the procedure to obtain the highest quality exam possible. Performs calculations and measurements to appropriately focus the exam and obtain the data needed for the particular diagnosis.

  • Organizes processed images, measurements, calculations and other data in a logical sequence for presentation to the physician for interpretation. Records exam findings in reporting software for physician review; consults with the cardiologist regarding the quality of the images and data obtained. May read with physicians when appropriate.

  • Places intravenous catheters, administers ultrasound image enhancement agents, monitors the patient for adverse reactions, and records these procedures the patients medical record.

  • Performs other technical duties, including EKG and prepares results for the physicians review.

  • Maintains appropriate quality control of all cardiac ultrasound equipment; orders and stores supplies; prepares and maintains ultrasound records and files; and schedules appointments.

  • May perform other duties within the department as requested.

  • In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

    Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A


  • Completion of an accredited training program in Cardiac Diagnostic Sonography.

    License, Certification, Registration

  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer Certificate from Cardiovascular Credentialing International OR Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Adult Echocardiography Certification from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers

    Additional Requirements:

  • Must be willing to become IV certified within six months of placement or hire.

  • Ability to operate diagnostic ultrasound equipment and doppler, and perform related technical procedures.

  • Highly effective interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated customer service skills, customer focus abilities and the ability to understand Kaiser Permanente customer needs.

  • Previous experience as a Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonographer performing doppler is required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A


TITLE: Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Department Only

LOCATION: Lafayette, Colorado

REQNUMBER: 1280803

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, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.