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Ultrasound Specialist IV - Full-time

San Joaquin General Hospital

Recruitment #0718-RH5154-AC

Introduction

This examination is being given to fill one full-time vacancy in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at San Joaquin General Hospital. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Obtains images of internal organs with ultrasound techniques as an aid to differentiation of cysts, abscesses and other pathological conditions.
  • Selects the appropriate operating mode for the specific ultrasonic examinations of cardiac motions, recognizes abnormal conditions, and adjusts recording techniques to obtain appropriate display.
  • Measures biparietal diameter; tests and records fetal heartbeat; conduct examinations of pregnant patients to determine placenta location, fetal position, multiple gestation, and abnormalities.
  • Conducts fetal echocardiograms; checks the patient’s history to anticipate the effects of previous surgery, childbirth and other conditions which could affect the ultrasonic image of internal organs.
  • Prepares and position patients for display of area to studied; posts results.
  • Demonstrates ultrasound techniques to radiologic technology student interns, resident physicians and others: monitors students’ performance of procedures, correcting faulty techniques and explaining appropriate methods. Documents students progress and maintains appropriate records.
  • Trains, assigns, monitors and reviews the work of ultrasound technologist and Radiologic Technologists assigned to ultrasound: schedules assigned staff.
  • Evaluates and recommends changes in procedures, equipment and other aspects of ultrasound unit.
  • May perform radiologic or mammography procedures, if licensed. 
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Note: A supplemental application must be submitted with the employment application.

    EITHER PATTERN I

     

    Experience:  Four years of full-time paid work experience performing ultrasound examinations in a physician's office, clinic or hospital including one year of experience equivalent to an Ultrasound Specialist III in San Joaquin County.   

     

    OR PATTERN II

     

    Education:  Graduation from an approved ultrasound/vascular technology education program. 

     

    Experience:  Three years of experience including one year of experience equivalent to an Ultrasound Specialist III in San Joaquin County.   

    OR PATTERN III

     

    Education:  Graduation from a two-year allied health education program that is patient care related. 

     

     

    Experience:  Four years of full time clinical ultrasound/vascular experience including one year of experience equivalent to an Ultrasound Specialist III in San Joaquin County.   

     

    AND

     

    Special Requirement:  Must demonstrate competence to perform at least three ultrasound modalities such as abdominal, cardiovascular, vascular, obstetrical/gynecological ultrasound procedures.

     

    Certification:  Certification as a Radiologic Technologist and/or Certification in Mammography by the Department of Health, State of California may be required.

    KNOWLEDGE

    The theory and techniques of ultrasound; operation and care of ultrasound equipment; methods of positioning patients for ultrasound procedures, physical and organic anatomy; operation of transducers and camera; methods of positioning patients for ultrasound and mammography procedures, physical and organic anatomy; operation of transducers and camera; advanced structural and organic anatomy in three areas of specialization.

    ABILITY

    Position requires sitting, standing, manual dexterity, bending or stooping and lifting of patients; position patients for a variety of imaging examinations; must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form: work independently and carry out ultrasound techniques; operate a variety of standard and complex equipment; sterile procedures; anatomy and physiology to perform a wide variety of imaging procedures; principles of physics, electricity, and related physical sciences as applied to various diagnostic imaging procedures; principles, methods and techniques of leadership and supervision; independently produce images of such quality to minimize call back of patients; develop protocols and quality assurance studies.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Mobility-Frequent operation of a keyboard; standing for long periods of time; walking, pushing/pulling, and operation of heavy equipment; occasional sitting for long periods of time and stair climbing; Frequency of Lifting-Constant lifting of 5 lbs. or less; frequent restraining, lifting/turning heavy objects or people; occasional lifting of 5 to above 70 lbs.;  Visual Requirements-Constant need for overall vision, hand/eye coordination and reading/close up work; frequent need for color perception, depth perception and field vision; Dexterity-Constant holding, reaching and grasping; frequent writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing of normal speech and talking in person; frequent hearing on the telephone/radio and talking on the radio; occasional hearing of faint sounds; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Constant public contact; decision making; concentration and working alone; trauma, grief and death; occasional weekend/night work and overtime/travel; Environmental Conditions-Occasional exposure to hazardous materials.

    BENEFITS

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process:

    • Written Exam: The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format.  If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
       
    • Oral Exam:   The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate’s education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise.   The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview.   A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate’s score and rank for placement on the eligible list.  Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews.  If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list. 
       
    • Written & Oral Exam:  If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.
       
    • Rate-out:  A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate’s application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience. Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process. 

     Note:  The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.   

    Veteran’s Points:  Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran’s points in initial appointment to County service.  Eligible veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points. Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service connected disability issued by the United States Veterans Administration.  Note:  A copy of your DD214 showing the discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the examination.

    Acceptable wartime service dates:

    • September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946

    • June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

    • August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975

    • Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.

    Eligible Lists:   Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification.  Eligible lists are effective for one year, but may be extended up to two additional years by the Civil Service Commission.

    Certification/Referral: Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.

    • Rule of the Rank: The top three ranks will be referred for hiring interviews.  If there are less than 5 names in the top three ranks the next rank is referred.  This applies only to open competitive recruitments.
    • Rule of Five:  The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews.  This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination.

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-Employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when;

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other.

    Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply Online:       

    www.sjgov.org/department/hr

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  

     

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

     

    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
    www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.



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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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