Ultrasound Technologist I

  • Contra Costa County, CA
  • Martinez, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Part Time Public Health
  • Salary: $112,281.48 - $123,790.32 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

The Board of Supervisors have authorized the following future salary increases:
5% on July 1, 2023
5% on July 1, 2024
5% on July 1, 2025

Bargaining Unit: Local 856 - Health Services Unit

The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is seeking qualified individuals interested in the Ultrasound Technologist I positions located in the Diagnostic Imaging Unit at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA.

Under clinical direction, the Ultrasound Technologist I performs a variety of routine ultrasound imaging procedures in the diagnosis of diseases and study of malfunction of organs; assists physicians in related ultrasound procedures performed on outpatient, inpatient, and emergency patients at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) and Health Centers; and performs related duties as required.

We are looking for someone who is:
  • Able to understand and follow written and oral instructions
  • Able to work tactfully, sympathetically, and effectively with various types and conditions of patients with minimum supervision
  • Able to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality

A few reasons you might love this job:
  • Never a dull day! Intermediate to fast paced working environment
  • Will face challenging situations

What you will typically be responsible for:
  • Performing diagnostic imaging in the modality of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Operating a variety of diagnostic ultrasound equipment
  • Applying high frequency ultrasonic waves to patients through the use of transducers to produce images of internal organs for diagnostic interpretation

To read the complete job description, please visit the website: https://www.cccounty.us/hr . The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six (6) months.

Tentative Training and Experience: Periodically Until Filled

Typical Tasks

  • Consults with referring Physician regarding patient's medical history to determine the type of ultrasonic procedure required and to correlate the clinical history with the test to be performed
  • Performs diagnostic imaging in the modality of Diagnostic Medical Sonography including ultrasound of the abdomen, spleen, liver, renal, pancreas, gallbladder and any other retroperitoneal, thyroid, breast, testicles, neonatal, biophysical profiles, carotid Doppler, vascular Doppler, pelvic and obstetrical examinations
  • May perform pulse and continuous-wave Doppler assessments
  • Operates a variety of ultrasound equipment; applies high frequency ultrasonic waves to patients through the use of transducers to produce images of internal organs for diagnostic interpretation
  • Selects and operates ultrasound and ancillary equipment and ensures its proper functioning for use in ultrasound setup according to specifications/protocol of examination
  • Adjusts equipment controls according to protocol and Radiologist orders for the part of the body to be examined
  • Assesses general patient condition (including stability, pain and safety) and takes appropriate action as necessary
  • Explains examination process to the patient; prepares, instructs and assists patient throughout the procedure
  • Transports patients using gurneys, wheelchairs and/or beds; transfers patients to and from the examination table
  • Documents observations made during the procedure for final interpretation by the Radiologist
  • Performs first aid as necessary
  • May assist in training ultrasound intern/residents and other ultrasonographers in ultrasound procedures
  • May participate in Quality Improvement efforts
  • Labels permanent records of scans or identifies images, manipulates and sends images via the Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) network
  • Sets up sterile and non-sterile trays, and provides instruments, medical devices and supplies as requested
  • Cleans instruments and stocks procedure rooms and ancillary areas
  • Assists in scheduling procedures and patients; receives and assists patients and other customers
  • Answers departmental telephone calls
  • Maintains accurate records as directed
  • Accurately bills for additional equipment or medical supplies required to perform procedures
  • Performs other related work as required

Minimum Qualifications

Certificates Required: Possession and maintenance of a valid certificate as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) issued by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography; and a valid certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) issued by the American Red Cross or Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association.

Substitution: Proof of graduation from an accredited ultrasound training program and eligibility for the RDMS examination may be substituted for the required certification.

Incumbents must successfully pass the RDMS examination within six (6) months of hire.

Selection Process

1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.

2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

3. Training and Experience Evaluation:Consists of an evaluation of each candidate's relevant education, training and/or
experience as presented on the application and supplemental questionnaire. (Weighted 100%)

4.Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

The examination steps noted above may be changed in accordance with the County's Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.


After you receive a conditional job offer, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you have received a conditional job offer. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with Contra Costa County. If you accept a conditional job offer, the Human Resources department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

All Contra Costa County employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

To find more information on Benefits offered by Contra Costa County, please go to https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/1343/Employee-Benefits

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Martinez, California United States View Map