Pediatric Echo Sonographer
Hours: 7a-3:30p, 7:30a-4:00p, 8:30a-5:00p. Client changes up throughout the week to different start times.
Echo Sonographer II
Responsibility A: Performs echocardiographic exams
- Performs high quality normal and complex echocardiographic exams enabling the cardiology staff to make accurate diagnoses of various congenital and acquired pediatric heart abnormalities.
- Functions independently when performing echo exams, including the ability to cohesively discuss and express opinion about possible diagnosis with staff.
- Operates any type of ultrasound equipment and collects data independently, differentiating quality of the data for further quantification.
Responsibility B: Assists with technical echocardiographic training
- Assists and participates with technical echocardiographic training/instruction of technologists, Pediatric Fellows and visitors on an ongoing schedule.
- Participates in orientation plan and acts as preceptor.
- Recognizes and trouble shoots problems with equipment, settings, transducers, transducers orientation while instructing, explaining these technical problems and advising resolution of problems via “hands on technique.”
Responsibility C: Performs operational maintenance
- Performs daily operational maintenance of the Echo Lab supplies and equipment, ensuring that all supplies and equipment are checked for deficiencies and are safe for operation.
- Prepares equipment and the patient rooms (stocks linen and supplies) for daily operational use.
Responsibility D: Focus on Customer Service
- Demonstrates customer service skills.
- Works with departmental staff and other healthcare professions to ensure high quality patient care.
Responsibility E: Other Essential Job Duties
- Seeks opportunities for professional development by participating and attending in-services, educational seminars, and tech/staff meetings.
- Prepares and delivers educational offerings to echo sonographer staff.
- Engages in quality assurance control in the team.
- Works as alternative locations as needed to support patient care at the discretion of direct supervisor/manager or designee
- Ensures completion of all departmental, regulatory and professional training requirements as prescribed.
- Shares “on call” duties with peers, as assigned by direct supervisor/manager or designee.
- Other duties as assigned
Echo Sonographer III Responsibilities
Responsibility A: Same as Echo Sonographer II Responsibility A
Responsibility B: Same as Echo Sonographer II Responsibility B
Responsibility C: Same as Echo Sonographer II Responsibility C
Responsibility D: Same as Echo Sonographer II Responsibility D
Responsibility E: Same as Echo Sonographer II Responsibility E
**As much pediatric echo experience as possible and in a children’s hospital. **
- Knowledge of echocardiographic procedures and exams.
- Ability to operate expertly the ultrasound equipment with specialized Cardiology software, TEE operations, and a desktop
- Ability to learn ultrasound equipment with specialized Cardiology software and operate at a basic level the following
equipment: blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter, and desktop computer.
Required- Technical diploma from school of ultrasound (e.g. Diagnostic Medical Sonography) or Bachelor’s degree in biological science
Required- RDCS (Cert-Reg Diag. Cardiac Sono) from American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or RCS (Cert-Registered Cardiac SONO) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) or RCCS (Cert-Reg Congenital Cardi Sono) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International or CRCS (Cert-Canada Reg Cardiac Songr) from Sonography Canada
Sonographer II Experience Requires- 1 year experience as an echo sonographer in a pediatric environment
Sonographer III Experience Requires- 5 years experience as an echo sonographer with two (2) years in a pediatric environment.
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