Job Description

Job Title: Echocardiography Sonographer
Job ID: 58941633
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Varies
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: Echocardiology
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232

Description

UPMC Shadyside is hiring a full-time Echocardiography Sonographer! This role will be scheduled varied daylight shifts and includes on-call, weekend and holiday responsibilitiesOn-call is required for evening shifts during the week and weekends as well as on holidays. 

UPMC offers a competitive benefits package and has a career ladder in place that allows the ability to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint. Apply today to learn more! 

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.
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 33, 34, 73 as required by business unit.
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $22.90 to $36.63 / hour

Union Position: No

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