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Echocardiography Sonographer

Company: UPMC
Location: Erie
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionUPMC Hamot is hiring an Echocardiography Sonographer! This role will be scheduled daylight shifts with rotating Saturdays, holidays and on-call. If you're an ultrasound professional with a cardiac background, we want to hear from you! UPMC offers a competitive benefits package and has a career ladder in place that allows you to grow professionally and offers the ability to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint. Apply today and find out where your career can take you! Purpose: Performs imaging procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and ability to recognize critical pathologies. Responsibilities: * Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation. * Identifies all patients properly according to policy. * Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. * Documents patient history in electronic record as required. * Utilizes appropriate ultrasound instrumentation for procedures and demonstrates knowledge of equipment operations, applications and scanning techniques resulting in optimized image data/documentation. * Demonstrates a strong ability to interact with both patients and co-workers, while displaying a high level of caring, listening, dignity and respect. * Able to work as team member within the department and all other departments to expedite patient care efficiently. * Ensures all completed exams are properly coded and identified for electronic processing and storage according to department standards. * Assures charges are adequately entered for the exams performed. * Performs Cardiac Ultrasound procedures according to guidelines established by the Medical Director. * Procedures must be performed in the established time frame and according to established protocol. * Procedures include Transthoracic Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Stress Echocardiography, and Echo with contrast. * Conduct himself/herself in accordance with system-wide and departmental values, policies, and procedures. * Within a reasonable timeframe, demonstrates the ability to function independently, and is able to cover off shifts, on-call responsibilities, and perform services at satellite facilities, where applicable, while continually communicating with lead and management team. * Assists physicians with invasive procedures as necessary and adheres strictly to the universal protocol standards. * Obtains appropriate echocardiographic images according to department policy and industry standards, including M-Mode, 2D, Doppler, Color Flow Doppler, Transesophageal echo, echo enhancement, bubble and contrast studies, and Stress echocardiography. Qualifications * Completion of formal training in an accredited ultrasound program required. * Cardiac background strongly preferred. Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: * Registered preferred, or registry eligible with minimum of Physics portion of registry completed. * Must obtain registry within 12 months of hire date. * Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required. * Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting * Act 33 with renewal * Act 34 with renewal * Act 73 FBI Clearance UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran Salary Range: $21.84 to $32.52 / hour Union Position: No

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