Job Description

Job Title: Echocardiography Sonographer
Job ID: 713776
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Hours will vary
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
Department: Cardiology-Echo
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215

Description

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:
  • Assists physicians with invasive procedures as necessary and adheres strictly to the universal protocol standards.
  • Conducts himself/herself in accordance with system-wide and departmental values, policies, and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Utilizes appropriate ultrasound instrumentation for procedures and demonstrates knowledge of equipment operations, applications and scanning techniques resulting in optimized image data/documentation.
  • 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.

Qualifications

Completion of formal training in an accredited ultrasound program required.

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 
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.44 to $33.48

Union Position: No

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