Job Description

Payroll Title:
ULTRASOUND TCHNO SR PD
Department:
SCVC Non-invasive
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
20%
Union:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
8-4:30 M-Sat, 12-8pm or 4-8pm Tues-Fri. , Monday - Sunday

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#108778 Cardiac Sonographer-Per Diem

Initial Review Date: Thu 9/23/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html

DESCRIPTION

Incumbent must understand concepts of the physics of ultrasound, demonstrates advanced knowledge of full range of echocardiographic procedures, cardiac anatomy and physiology with a thorough understanding of cardiac abnormalities and disease processes. Performs 3D echocardiography, strain imaging and applies advanced cardiac ultrasound imaging techniques as assigned or per protocol. Follows established imaging protocols and modify the examination accordingly to ensure complete accurate high quality cardiac echo information is obtained. Perform diagnostic recordings, accurate measurements and calculations of echocardiography images and Doppler hemodynamic data (at rest and with stress), with or without ultrasound enhancement agents. Following policy guidelines, sonographers will identify patients requiringenhancement agents, place peripheral intravenous catheters and administer ultrasound enhancement agents. Sonographers may be required to perform other non-invasive cardiovascular tests including ECG, ambulatory ECG, blood pressures, ambulatory blood pressures and treadmill stress tests. Contributes to work organization and scheduling as a member of a self-directed work team.

Participates in the training of cardiac sonographers, students, residents and fellows in echocardiography as assigned. Participates in personnel selection, may be assigned to review studies, train and direct junior level sonographers in new techniques under direction of technical director. Able to work independently and prioritize tasks needing completion. Positive communication and listening skills are important. Floats to labs in other clinic locations as needed. May need to work various shifts including nights and weekends. Required to take call after hours and/or on weekends.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Associate Degree in Health Science.

  • If registry eligible, must obtain RDCS credential from ARDMS within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS).

  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.

  • Recent hospital experience as a Cardiac Sonographer.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Basic computer skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer issued by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
  • Congenital heart disease experience preferred.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Capability to perform on-call including weekend when required.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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