Cardiac Sonographer - 116280
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#116280 Cardiac SonographerExtended Review Date: Mon 6/13/2022
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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.
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.
- Graduate of an accredited school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
- Registered Cardiac Sonographer issued by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
- Congenital heart disease experience preferred.
- 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).
If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.
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