Job Description

Job Title: Echocardiography Sonographer
Job ID: 705858
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Varied daylight hours & call
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Echocardiography IP
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

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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.
  • Conduct 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.
  • Cardiac ultrasound program 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 
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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

Salary Range: $21.81 to $35.57

Union Position: No

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