Echocardiography Sonographer

in Altoona, PA

Echocardiography Sonographer Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    02549170

  • Req #

    4827616

  • Organization

    UPMC Altoona

  • Department

    Echocardiography

  • Job Category

    Imaging

  • Job Location

    Altoona, PA, US

  • Job Type

    Full-Time - Flex

  • Schedule

    Varying daylight shifts

  • Shift

    Day Job

  • Salary

    22.51 - 34.61 / HOUR

  • Remote

    No

Description

UPMC Altoona is hiring a flex full-time Echocardiography Sonographer! This role will be scheduled rotating daylight shifts with start times ranging from 6:00am to 10:30am. Daily on-call shifts, every 6th weekend and on-call holidays are required. Travel to other locations such as Bedford and Station Medical Center is required on an as needed basis. Apply today to learn more!


Purpose:
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. 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 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.
  • 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) Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Additional Information

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