Job Description

Job Title: Echocardio Clinical Specialist
Job ID: 35045093
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: Vascular Lab
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219


Are you someone who thrives off working with a close team? At UPMC Mercy, each department collaborates with one another, so you will experience a culture like no other. UPMC Mercy is Pittsburgh’s only Catholic hospital with specialized services, including the neurosciences, Level I trauma and burn services, women’s health, orthopaedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

UPMC Mercy is excited to be hiring a full-time Echocardio Clinical Specialist! This role will be scheduled daylight shifts including rotating on-call, weekend and holiday responsibilities.

UPMC offers a competitive benefits package and has a career ladder in place that allows you to grow professionally and provides the ability to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint. If you're an experienced Echo Tech who is ready to take the next steps in their career, we want to hear from you!

In addition to performing imaging procedures at an advanced level, provides technical expertise to multiple business units. Functions as a resource to staff to provide orientation, continuing education and protocol development.

  • Perform ultrasound diagnostic examinations in accordance with Level I and Level II Advanced Sonographer.
  • Leads training on new techniques and protocols for research studies and collaborates with cardiologists and researchers where applicable to identify new techniques and problem solving resolutions.
  • Creates and implements new training programs, where applicable, and assists with the startup of new offsite locations. 
  • Responsibilities for new locations include, but are not limited to, working on reporting systems and image management, obtaining appropriate images and effectively communicating with attending physicians as well as co-workers and patients
  • Responsible for tech quality assurance program and the reviewing and updating of protocols alongside of or in place of the lead sonographer.
  • Assumes leadership role in training staff on new equipment.
  • Assist with accreditation responsibilities.
  • Serves as a technical resource to sonographers on a daily operational basis. 
  • Assist technologist with continuing education needs and participates as a peer delegate in staff annual performance reviews.
  • Attends advanced training sessions and seminars in order to maintain industry standards in imaging techniques and disseminates information to imaging departmental leadership and as a part of new hire orientation.


  • Completion of formal training in an accredited ultrasound program or professional equivalent required. 
  • 3 years of ultrasound experience required.  
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography 
  • RDCS certification (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International RCS certification (Registered Cardiac Sonographer) required.
  • 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: $24.99 to $43.25 / hour

Union Position: No

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