Cardiac Sonography Technologist – Echocardiography – FT – Days

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Cardiac Sonography Technologist - Echocardiography - FT - Days,Req Id: 12705

Aurora, CO, US

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CARDIAC SONOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGIST - ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

Summary:

Performs diagnostic procedures to assess cardiac structures and hemodynamics in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice.

  • UCHealth is an academic medical center/teaching hospital that is accredited through IAC.
  • Opportunities to learn new procedures and participate in patient’s plan of care.
  • UCHealth seeks candidates who desire the opportunity to work at the top of your license with highly skilled professionals.
  • Excellent opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Work/Life:  Set schedules, no swing shifts, Call is1:6.  Competitive benefits including 403b match, pension plan, excellent assortment of affordable health coverage plans to meet your needs.

POSITION DETAILS:

FTE Status: Full Time

Shift: Days

FTE: 1.000000 (FTE x 80 = hours per pay period)

Responsibilities:

  • Performs echocardiography procedures on patients. Selects and uses transducers according to anatomy; differentiates normal and abnormal structures; assures that sufficient information has been acquired to provide diagnosis. Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results. Enters, transmits and reports scan results.
  • Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
  • When ordered, prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice. Monitors patient condition and reports changes in status. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters.
  • Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions.
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

Requirements:

  • Credentials:
    Essential:
    * Basic Life Support
    * Registered Sonographer
    * Reg Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
    * Registered Cardiovascular Sononographer
  • Other information:
    Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technologist or Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program.
    Required Licensure/ Certification: Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). State licensure if required by law. Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider and any relevant life support certification as determined at position level.
  • Minimum Experience: None required.
  • BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date.  BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire.  All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)

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