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Echocardio Sonographer Advanced

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is seeking a full-time Advanced Echo Sonographer to join their team of life changers!  This position will be working daylight shifts between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday, with rotating on-call, weekend, and holiday responsibilities.

UPMC Presbyterian has a Level I (highest level) Trauma Center designed to treat the most serious life-threatening injuries – and the area’s only Trauma in Pregnancy Center. Additionally, this department involves a busy stress echo lab including dobutamine, treadmill and bicycle echoes, and transthoracic studies performed on patients with adult congenital heart disease. There will also be opportunities to be involved in advanced structural heart interventions such as TAVR, MitraClip, Watchman, alcohol septal ablation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, LVADs/ ECMO and percutaneous closure of PFOs and ASDs. 

Purpose:
Performs imaging procedures at an advanced level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of advanced technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and broad knowledge of cardiac pathology.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs or assists Lead Sonographer or Clinical Specialist in performing QA, regulatory testing, and other technical and research initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of equipment and processes and is able to troubleshoot issues.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn new skills and a willingness to educate others in their areas of expertise.
  • Serves as a resource for new hires and students.
  • Participates in standardization activities with system-level workgroups.
  • Works directly with Cardiologists regarding protocol development.
  • Exhibits an advanced level of knowledge related to normal anatomy and pathology.
  • Able to recognize pathology and the ability to think critically, assessing the patient results for communication with the physician.
  • Performs all job responsibilities of Level I Sonographer.
  • Conducts himself/herself in accordance with system-wide and departmental values, policies, and procedures.

 

Qualifications

  • Completion of formal training in an accredited ultrasound program or professional equivalent required.
  • 2 years of echo experience required.
  • Experience with stress and/or congenital preferred. 


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Registry Required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

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