Providence Health & Services Cardiac Sonographer in Oregon City, Oregon
Providence is calling a Cardiac Sonographer - Echocardiology (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City, OR. This position will also work at Providence St. Vincent's Medical Center.
We are seeking a Cardiac Sonographer - Echocardiology that will perform cardiac ultrasound examinations according to physician's orders, utilizing a variety of complex ultrasound equipment. Objectively identifies the presence of or absence of disease utilizing a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Assists physicians with more invasive echocardiography examinations including, but not limited to, Transesophageal echocardiography, Trans-catheter echo guided procedures (location specific), pericardiocentesis, echo guided myocardial biopsies (location specific), contrast enhanced exams, exercise and pharmacological stress echocardiography. Has the ability to modify procedures, to meet special circumstances and/or provide clinically useful information on a cost-effective basis. Will comply with the standards set forth by the American Society of Echocardiography and departmental policies and procedures.
This position requires shared coverage for stand by and call back emergency studies in the evenings and weekends. This may include shared regional coverage to other Portland facilities and or rotation through staffed weekend shifts.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Demonstrates technical proficiency in producing high quality diagnostic studies of ultrasound examinations, including record scans for permanent record; proper processing of images for interpretation and long term archival.
Provides completed technical worksheet, images and pertinent clinical information necessary for interpretation to the reading physician.
Creates Echo exam worksheets/preliminary reports for Echo Reader.
Accountable for reaching hospital within 30-45 minutes when called for emergent callback examinations.
Assists physician with procedures as needed.
Processes electronic reports according to departmental guidelines. (STAT exam notification to Reader/Cardiologist).
Monitors inventory of examination rooms, units and cleaning stations. Notifies lead sonographer of supply reordering.
Functions as part of the rotational on-call staff, as required.
Prepares exams for interpretation to include: correct identification, labeling of patient records and adequate clinical history.
Provides preliminary report from exam following reporting policy and protocol (comments only to a Reader or cardiac surgeon).
Performs quality control and quality assurance per department policy.
Responds and demonstrates flexibility to changes in the work schedule as determined by staffing and patient load.
• Provides patient safety in accordance with policies and procedures.
• Reviews patient charts and orders to ensure correct exam.
• Communicates nature of ultrasound procedures to patients.
• Demonstrates sensitivity to patient modesty during transportation and table transfer.
• Monitors status and needs of patients by taking appropriate action.
• Strictly adheres to equipment disinfection/cleaning policies and procedures.
• Demonstrates professional interactions, judgment and image with patients and staff.
• Handles specialized lab assignments, which may include: staff scheduling, research projects, office management, quality assurance/quality improvement and staff education.
• Regularly attends required meetings/in-services.
• The designated outreach sonographer will be required to travel to mobile echo sites primarily within the Portland service area as well as periodically within the Oregon region as requested by departmental leadership.
Positions patients in a manner which is safe, utilizing the appropriate safe patient handling equipment and technique, allowing patients to be comfortable both physically and emotionally.
Required qualifications for this position includes:
High School Diploma -OR- GED
Registered Noninvasive Cardiovascular Ultrasound Technologist (RCS or RDCS) or registry-eligible
Appropriate state licensure
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
Current driver's license and Dependable transportation
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
Associate's Degree in Applied Science, from a CAAHPE accredited school in Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technology, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
One (1) year experience performing cardiovascular ultrasound examinations, -OR- Minimum of 800 exams using all imaging modalities available
Pediatric echocardiography experience
Familiarity with imaging support of advanced heart failure patients (mechanical support devices)
Experience with echo guided trans-catheter procedures. (St. Vincent Medical Center)
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Job Category: EKG and Monitor Techs
Location: Oregon-Oregon City
Req ID: 302800