Providence Cardiac Sonographer in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling a Sonographer Cardiac - Echocardiology (0.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR
This is a resource (non-benefited) position. The ideal candidate would be available a minimum of 4 shifts per month, primarily but not limited to our outpatient clinic. It would not be the expectation of this position to provide on-call coverage.
We are seeking a Sonographer Cardiac - Echocardiology that will perform cardiac ultrasound examinations according to physician's orders, utilizing a variety of complex ultrasound equipment. Objectively identifies the presence of or absence of disease utilizing a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Assist physicians with more invasive echocardiograph examinations including, but not limited to, Tran esophageal echocardiography, substernal epicardial echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, pericardial centesis, exercise and pharmacological stress echocardiography. Have the ability to modify procedures, to meet special circumstances and/or provide clinically useful information on a cost-effective basis. Comply with the standards set forth by the American Society of Echocardiography and departmental policies and procedures. This position requires shared coverage for stand by and call back emergency studies in the evenings and weekends. This may include shared regional coverage to other Portland facilities and or rotation through staffed weekend shifts.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Demonstrate technical proficiency in producing high quality diagnostic studies of ultrasound examinations, including record scans for permanent record; proper processing of images for interpretation and long term archival
Provide completed technical worksheet, images and pertinent clinical information necessary for interpretation to the reading physician
Create Echo exam worksheets/preliminary reports for Echo Reader
Be accountable for reaching hospital within 45 minutes when called for emergent callback examinations (90 minutes for PMH)
Assist physician with procedures as needed
Process electronic reports according to departmental guidelines. (STAT exam notification to Reader/Cardiologist)
Monitor inventory of examination rooms, units and cleaning stations. Notifies lead sonographer of supply reordering
Function as part of the rotational on-call staff, as required
Prepare exams for interpretation to include: correct identification, labeling of patient records and adequate clinical history
Provide preliminary report from exam following reporting policy and protocol (comments only to a Reader or cardiac surgeon)
Perform quality control and quality assurance per department policy
Respond and demonstrates flexibility to changes in the work schedule as determined by staffing and patient load
Provide patient safety in accordance with policies and procedures
Review patient charts and orders to ensure correct exam
Communicate nature of ultrasound procedures to patients
Demonstrate sensitivity to patient modesty during transportation and table transfer
Monitor status and needs of patients by taking appropriate action
Strictly adheres to equipment disinfection/cleaning policies and procedures
Demonstrate professional interactions, judgment and image with patients and staff
Handle specialized lab assignments, which may include: staff scheduling, research projects, office management, quality assurance/quality improvement and staff education
Regularly attends required meetings/in-services
The designated outreach sonographer will be required to travel to mobile echo sites primarily within the Portland service area as well as periodically within the Oregon region as requested by departmental leadership
Position patients in a manner which is safe, utilizing the appropriate safe patient handling equipment and technique, allowing patients to be comfortable both physically and emotionally
Required qualifications for this position includes:
High School Diploma -OR- GED
Registered Noninvasive Cardiovascular Ultrasound Technologist (RCS or RDCS) or registry-eligible
Appropriate state licensure
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
Current driver's license
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
Associate's Degree in Applied Science, from a CAAHPE accredited school in Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technology, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
One (1) year experience performing cardiovascular ultrasound examinations, -OR- Minimum of 800 exams using all imaging modalities available
Pediatric echocardiography experience
Familiarity with imaging support of advanced heart failure patients (mechanical support devices)
Experience with echo guided trans-catheter procedures. (St. Vincent Medical Center)
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Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Ultrasound Technologist
Req ID: 270801