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Stanford Health Care Ultrasound Technical Supervisor in Palo Alto, California

Job Title

Ultrasound Technical Supervisor


Palo Alto

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Department Name


Job Type

Full Time



Bargaining Unit


Job Description:

Job Description:

Oversees the daily operations of the ultrasound section including patient flow, staffing, staff schedule, staff performance and development, timecard review, correction and approval, orientation and clinical training for new hires. Interviews and hires applicants, counsels and evaluates employees and gives corrective actions through the written warning stage for assigned positions. Assists in training of residents and ultrasound students. Shows a high degree of judgment and skill overseeing the use of Ultrasound equipment and PACS. Ensures that equipment is constantly functional and maintained for immediate use. Maintains records and reports on equipment, procedures performed and billing. Embraces C-I-Care in active daily management and performs related duties as requested. Treats patients, staff, physicians and the general public in a friendly, courteous and helpful manner. Incorporates the concepts of the Mission and Vision into practice.

Job Duties:

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification, and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

1)Assigns billing codes for procedures and assures accurate billing

2)Compiles statistical and QA data as needed.

3)Coordinates and problem solves scheduling/patient care needs on a daily basis. Monitors outpatient schedule back-log, accommodates all emergency needs in a timely manner. Coordinates with personnel of other departments with regard to patient and/or staff related problems.

4)Notifies appropriate personnel of supply requirements; makes recommendations concerning the purchase, maintenance and/or repair of equipment.

5)Participates in orientation and training of assigned staff, students, residents and faculty.

6)Assists in service recovery and triages clinical urgency, as appropriate.

7)Assures that departmental protocols, procedures and policies are up-to-date and followed.

8)Coordinates and oversees CME education program.

9)Preparation of operational and capital budget.

10)Supervise and assign lead sonographer duties.

11)Oversees American College of Radiologists accreditation process and assures all regulatory standards are continuously met.

12)Assures that departmental procedures, policies and protocols are up-to-date and followed.

13)Assists in the planning for new facilities and recommends equipment and personnel needs.

14)Evaluates and decides on new technology for the department.

15)Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-Care Standards of the Hospital. C-I-Care is the foundation of Stanford’s patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions.

16)Performs supervisory functions for the assigned program, section or unit by interviewing and recommending the hiring of new staff members; providing or arranging for training for subordinates; evaluating subordinates' performance; and recommending personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, or disciplinary action to ensure adequate and competent staffing.

17)Prepares work schedules and approves vacation requests for staff in a timely fashion. Previews timecards for accuracy.

18)Revises, develops and implements departmental procedures; communicate necessary changes to affected staff and departments.

19)Supervises day-to-day operations of Ultrasound Department and is primary department contact. Reviews task, sets priorities and revises workflow to effectively facilitate customer and departmental needs.

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:


·Associate’s degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university


·Five (5) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience


Registrations by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers(ARDMS):

·RVT - Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) Certification – Required.

·RDMS (OB/GYN) - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Obstetrics and Gynecology) – Required.

·RDMS (AB) - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Abdomen) – Required.

And one of the following additional registries is preferred:

·RDMS (BR) - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Breast)

·RDMS (PS) - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Pediatric)

·RDMS (MSK)-Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Musculoskeletal)