Cardiac Sonographer, Echo Lab

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a full-time Sonographer for the Cardiology Department at UC Health's Medical Arts Building.

The Sonographer will support UC Medical Center's Cardiology Lab by delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About UC Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

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: Full-time, 40 hours/week

Shift: First Shift

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

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

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.