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Echocardiography Sonographer

  • Job ID: 948706923
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: Anes CPC PUH INPT
  • Location: 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.13 to $37.83 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine is excited to post for this echocardiography sonographer opportunity. This is a unique opportunity based in Presbyterian and Montefiore spanning inpatient and outpatient services and will support clinical, research, and teaching missions of the department.  This unique position will support the Anesthesiology Department for inpatient and some outpatient testing.  This role will work Monday - Friday daylights shift. 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. Review's 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 an elevated 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 entered for the exams performed.
  • Performs Cardiac Ultrasound procedures according to guidelines established by the Medical Director. Procedures must be performed in the established period 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)

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