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Echocardiography Sonographer

  • Job ID: 926390340
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: Weekends 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Echocardiography IP
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.13 to $37.83 / hour

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a casual Echo Sonographer to support the Echocardiography lab!  This position will be working weekend and holiday daylight shifts.

Whether you are an experienced imaging professional looking to pick up extra hours or a new graduate eager to apply your education, this could be your opportunity! 

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. 


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 a 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.
  • Conducts 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
  • Act 33, 34, 73 as required by the business unit.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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