Cardiac Sonographer, Echo Lab

Job Description

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.

The Cardiac Sonographer will perform all echocardiographic diagnostic modalities with the ability to utilize a variety of equipment to determine accurate assessment of cardiac function, anatomy and physiology flow parameters.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY)
  • 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 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
  • Perform 2D, Adult Congenital, 3D, AFI (automated frequency imaging), Dyssynchrony, Dobutamine, Bicycle and Treadmill Stress echocardiograms, Transesophageal, 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: 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).

License and Certifications: ARDMS/CCI Certification within twenty-four months of employment

Experience: Required clinical hours to become registry eligible.

Required Skills and Knowledge: Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competency on current practice of echocardiography: cognitive, technical, interpersonal and communication skills necessary for the performance of adult, geriatric, adolescence echocardiography.