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Dignity Health Cardiac Sonographer in Redwood City, California


This position is sign-on bonus eligible!*

Dignity Health Medical Foundation established in 1993 is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation with care centers throughout California. Dignity Health Medical Foundation is an affiliate of Dignity Health - one of the largest health systems in the nation - with hospitals and care centers in California Arizona and Nevada. Today Dignity Health Medical Foundation works hand-in-hand with physicians and providers throughout California to provide comprehensive health care services to the many communities we serve. As Dignity Health Medical Foundation continues to grow and establish new premier care centers we provide increasing support and investment in the latest technologies finest physicians and state-of-the-art medical facilities. We strive to create purposeful work settings where staff can provide great care while advancing in knowledge and experience through challenging work assignments and stimulating relationships. Our staff is well-trained and highly skilled qualities that are vital to maintaining excellence in care and service.

Dignity Health Medical Group – Sequoia a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation is committed to serving the continuing health care needs of the Bay Area on the peninsula and beyond. With a growing list of primary and specialty care clinics along with our Dignity Health/GoHealth Urgent Care Centers local affiliated Dignity Health hospital (Sequoia Hospital) and other City of San Francisco locations (via Dignity Health Medical Group – Saint Francis/St. Mary’s and Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center) we offer an integrated care delivery system that provides primary care for family medicine and internal medicine surgical services that include general vascular gynecological cardiothoracic and orthopedics and a growing list of neurologist cardiologists endocrinologists infectious disease and sports medicine specialists.


This position is sign-on bonus eligible!*

The Echo Technician/Sonographer will be responsible for performing cardiac diagnostic procedures, including echos, stress tests, and vascular, on a variety of patient populations in our outpatient Cardiology clinic. This position provides good work/life balance (Monday-Friday, no weekends, holidays, evenings or on-call!), as well as works with a supportive leadership and physician team, who provide clear expectations, structure and direction while allowing for autonomy.

Position Summary:

The Echo/Stress Technician is responsible for the performance of complex cardiac diagnostic procedures and all procedures required by the EKG Technician. This position reports to the Manager of Cardiology Services. Demonstrates competency in patient care for neonate, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Explains procedure before beginning each study, prepping patient, calibrating equipment, and entering patient data with an accuracy rate of 95% to 98%.

  • Prioritize studies by patient status and age of order. Completes study within scheduled shift unless cleared by the supervisor, noting completion on patient's chart 95% to 98% of the time. Demonstrate competence in care of neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.

  • Prepares test results for physicians' interpretation providing all pertinent patient data, accurately recording measurements on data sheet. Copies and disperses study to appropriate areas. Initiates an appropriate charge for patient account by the end of each shift 95% to 98% of the time.

  • Maintains proper care of equipment, including cleaning and re-stocking, so that no more than 1 to 2 outages of supplies are noted per month. Notifies company of any equipment failures immediately to ensure timely repair with notification to supervisor.

  • Assists with procedures and various duties of EKG technician between scheduled tests.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of an Echo Technician program required

Special Skills:

  • Substantial knowledge of:

  • EKG procedures and equipment.

  • Basic cardiac and human body anatomy.

  • Basic interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias.

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • General filing procedures

  • Electrical safety standards

  • Aseptic techniques

  • Typing and office skills

  • Proper phone techniques

  • Ability to:

  • Perform a quality echocardiographic study of the heart including 2D color flow mapping and TEE procedures of all patient age groups

  • Perform stress echocardiographic procedures on adult and geriatric patients with and without contrast

  • Work with computer billing system

  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with a wide variety of Hospital personnel

  • Act courteously and with tact in dealing with patients visitors and the public

  • Explain procedures to patients

  • Maintain patient confidentiality

  • Follow established procedures

  • Work effectively under stress and adjust priorities as circumstances require

  • Organize work assignments maintaining accurate and complete records

  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy regarding all details

  • Calm and reassure distressed patients

  • Work with minimal supervision

  • Respond effectively in emergency situations

  • Read and comprehend technical instructions

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year experience as Echo/ Stress Tech preferred

  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer is strongly preferred

  • Experience with Philips IE33 and Epiq Ultrasound Machines helpful



Pay Range

$47.12 - $68.33 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.