Cardiac Sonographer, Echo Lab, PRN

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a per-diem Cardiac Sonographer for the Echo and Vascular Labs at West Chester Hospital.

The Cardiac Sonographer will support West Chester Hospital's Echo/Vascular Lab by delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.

Unit Details:

In 2022, Newsweek magazine recognized West Chester Hospital among a listing of the World's Best Hospitals for the world-class clinical care provided to the Greater Cincinnati Region and beyond.

West Chester Hospital is a full-service hospital that provides discovery-driven care in a pleasant, healing environment, and utilizes the very latest in medical technology, drawing upon the University of Cincinnati's nearly 200 years of research and medical expertise.

The department has a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care.

Responsibilities

The role of the Cardiac Sonographer is to perform echocardiographic diagnostic procedures with the ability to utilize a variety of equipment to determine accurate assessment of cardiac function, anatomy, and physiology flow parameters in multiple patient care areas.
  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Perform 2D, Adult Congenital, 3D, AFI (automated frequency imaging), Dyssynchrony, Dobutamine, Bicycle and Treadmill Stress echocardiograms, Transesophageal, and 3D Transesophageal.
  • Conduct studies of consistently high quality utilizing special skills according to established protocols.
  • Delineate and record abnormalities and make appropriate changes in technique as required by specific patient care needs.
  • Participation in research studies. Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
  • Utilize Epic scheduling/patient data charting software, organize daily schedule, Tele-Tracking/patient transportation, clarify orders when necessary, follows hospital policy for reporting critical results.
  • Comply with all department policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate compliance with all requirements for safety, infection control, and disaster plan.
  • Serve as an expert role model in providing quality patient care for internal and external customers with appropriate test/indications selection.
  • Provide one-on-one training to student technologists, cardiology fellows, and other staff physicians Knowledge of Merge Cardio operations, local functions and systems function.


Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Completion of a two-year Allied Health degree and successful completion of a 12 month CAAHEP approved School of Ultrasound Technology, or Cardiovascular Technology, or equivalent education.
  • Work requires sufficient education/training to acquire American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) certification in cardiac ultrasound, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS).
  • ARDMS/CCI Certification within twelve months of employment.
  • Required clinical hours to become registry eligible.
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competency on current practice of echocardiography: cognitive, technical, interpersonal and communication skills necessary for the performance of adult, geriatric, adolescent echocardiography.

Hours: PRN

Shift: First Shift

Join our team as a Cardiac Sonographer in our Echo and Vascular Lab and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place of employment

#UCHSonographer24 To apply please email your CV/resume to greylin.jordan@uchealth.com