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Sutter Health Sonographer I- Cardiology - Santa Cruz (Per Diem) in Santa Cruz, California

Position Overview:

Working with and under the direction of the Supervisor / Manager to utilize sound to provide diagnostic quality images for the purpose of delivering quality healthcare to our patients.

• Prepares patient for clinical assessment and diagnostic examinations

• Greets and verifies proper identification of patient

• Checks consent forms for content prior to procedure

• Selects appropriate equipment for specialized procedure

• Assists patient with dressing and undressing in a pleasant manner when necessary

• Instructs patient on procedure to be performed in easy to understand terms

• Assists patient on and off exam table and positions patient properly in order to obtain required images

• Identifies patients with special needs and provides appropriate assistance

• Performs sonographic procedures on patient based on department policy and procedures

• Demonstrates anatomy under investigation through proper patient positioning and technique selection

• Performs color Doppler and be able to identify anomalies and take alternative scanning techniques to demonstrate pathology

• Assist physician with procedures when needed


Knowledge of diagnostic principles, procedures and equipment. Knowledge of diagnostic sonography principles and procedures as well as operation and maintenance of ultrasound imaging equipment as normally acquired through experience and completion of an approved School of Ultrasound Technology. Verbal and written communication skills for frequent contact with physicians, employees, patients and patient families; requires patience and compassion.

Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS in health field (or equivalent) preferred

  • Graduate from a formal school of Ultrasound

  • Current AHA BLS/CPR certificate

  • American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer - ARDMS (RCDS or RDMS or CCI-RDS) or RVT within a year of hire

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: No

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Per Diem

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Per Diem

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. 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.