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Echo Sonographer Trainee

  • Job ID: 750209121
  • Status: Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: TUES 1pm-5pm, THUR 1pm-5pm, SAT 8am-4:30pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Nuclear Cardiology
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

UPMC Presbyterian is hiring a part-time Echo Sonographer Trainee! 

This role will work daylight shifts: Tuesday 1pm-5pm, Thursday 1pm-5pm & Saturday 8am-4:30pm with flexibility. 


UPMC is Pennsylvania’s largest nongovernmental employer with endless opportunities. We offer a competitive benefits package and have a career ladder in place that allows you to grow professionally and provides the ability to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint. Apply today and find out where your career can take you!

Purpose:
The Echo Sonographer trainee will be trained on proper protocol while shadowing and completing requested studies and demonstrating the ability to fulfill all functions of the responsibilities below.

Responsibilities:

  • All candidates for the Echocardiography Sonographer Tech Trainee program must meet and agree to the following criteria: 
    • Willing to work rotating shifts and weekends as needed for patient care. 
    • After successfully passing the Registry exam, will be moved into an Echocardiography Sonographer Technologist position if one is available.
    • After completion of training and under the supervision of Proctor/Echocardiography Sonographer, trainee will shadow until deemed capable to perform Echo transthoracic echo exams using proper protocols and procedures.
    • Under the supervision of Proctor/Echocardiography Sonographer, trainee properly documents patient history and enters information and measurements into CVIS.
    • After successful completion of training program, the trainee should be able to demonstrate competence to perform transthoracic echocardiograms.
    • Maintains inter and intra departmental communications.
    • Exhibits a positive and professional image with patients, physicians, co-workers, and peers.
    • Performs clerical responsibilities as needed.
    • Participates with Performance Improvement projects.
    • Complies with Echocardiography and hospital policies and procedures.*Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.

 

Qualifications

  • Must be within 6 months of completion of an approved Cardiac Sonography program. 
  • Must be currently enrolled in an Advanced Imaging Tech Training program.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) or CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International).
  • Cardiac Sonography certification is required after completion of the training program:
    • The maximum timeframe for completion of the program is 12 months.
    • Candidate must pass both the Echo clinical registry board exam (ARDMS or CCI) and physics exam within 12 months. 
    • When the trainee has successfully passed their physics board, they will be moved to the Echocardiography Sonographer position.
    • Must remain in the department for two (2) years after certification and registration are achieved.
    • Failure to meet this requirement may result in the need to reimburse UPMC for expenses paid for participation in the program and/or becoming ineligible for promotion as an Echo Sonographer. 
    • Failure to pass the exam and/or course will result in termination.
  •  Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or successful completion of BLS training and certification upon hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer OR Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)
  • Act 34
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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