Per Diem Cardiac Sonographer – ECHO
Obtains high quality diagnostic images of a patient's heart to identify and evaluate abnormalities and to assist with quality assurance functions of the unit. Duties include operation of a variety of cardiac ultrasound equipment, evaluation of cardiac structure and functioning, preparation of quality assurance reports, and preparation of teaching information.
Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound program and one (1) year of experience in performing echocardiograms on adults, pediatrics and neonates.
Must possess valid certification as a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer or obtain registration within one (1) year of employment. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements
Preference will be given to applicants who document the following:
- Possess valid certification as a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer;
- One (1) year of experience in performing transthoracic echocardiograms (TTE) on adults, pediatrics and/or neonates within the last three (3) years in an acute care facility;
- One (1) year of experience assisting the physician and clinical staff in performing transesophageal echocardiograms (TEE) by setting up and operating ultrasound equipment within the last three (3) years in an acute care facility.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Cardiac anatomy and physiology; principles of ultrasound physics; mechanics of heart function and action; intra cardiac pressures and velocities; congenital heart diseases; heart abnormalities and diseases; Doppler theory and applications; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage use and disposal of hazardous materials; age specific patient care practices; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.Skill in:
Operating ultrasound machines; maneuvering patients and equipment; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds under stressful conditions; effectively in oral and written forms; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting, including stamina to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time, and strength to examine varied individuals, vision to read written material including a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Closing Date/Time: 9/15/2023 5:00 PM Pacific