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Position Details

Department: PCCD Cardio Diag & Non-Invasiv
Category: Radiology/Imaging Svcs
Location: Tucson
Posting #: 438808
Date Posted: 2/18/2019
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

This position performs diagnostic cardiac sonography examinations and cardiology procedures to provide data for diagnosis of disease and injuries in accordance with all applicable standards, regulations, and licensing requirements.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Diagnostic cardiac sonography
    • Performs diagnostic cardiac sonography examinations on patients across the spectrum of congenital and acquired heart disease for interpretation by cardiologist. Determines proper technique and positioning to ensure optimal results in accordance with all applicable standards, protocols and procedures. Performs or assists with transesophageal, transthoracic, and advanced techniques including fetal, stress cardiac sonography as required and per training and expertise.
  2. Documents preliminary report
    • Creates a detailed report of sonographer's impressions to include pertinent positive and negative anatomic findings and measurements for presentation to interpreting physician. It includes exam aspects outside sonogram results that may relate to diagnosis or treatment, including, but not limited to, patient reaction to temperature, pressure or movement of transducer, ability to respond to instructions, and movement limitations. Report is clear, concise, and grammatically correct and utilizes appropriate spelling and punctuation.
  3. Performs finalizing functions
    • Assures studies are appropriately transferred to electronic archives, tracked, and billed. Takes steps to quickly remedy identified errors and omissions utilizing the chain of command as necessary.
  4. Maintains professional and technical competency
    • Personal growth:
    • Constantly pursues knowledge and self-improvement by remaining apprised of current literature, practices, and new developments in the field. Attends staff meetings; participates in and contributes to PCH educational offerings and off-site conferences/seminars; and completes self-directed learning via professional journals, texts and appropriate online resources.
    • Quality improvement:
    • Participates in quality improvement initiatives and integrates feedback into daily practice.
  5. Represents cardiodiagnostics in a positive and professional manner.
    • Interacts professionally with peers, guests, patients, families and internal and external clients. Projects a positive image of the cardiac sonography team
  6. Departmental growth
    • Participates in the evaluation and development of new procedures and protocols. Proactively evaluates practices and assists to create and implement changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of methods. Serves as preceptor to students, trainees, and orientees in the sonography.
  7. Care of professional environment
    • Participates in cleaning, re-stocking, re-supplying, and turnover of cardiodiagnostic exam rooms and equipment to provide for efficient, effective, and safe department operations.
  8. Equipment maintenance
    • Performs regular equipment calibration and maintenance in accordance with established instructions. Identifies and troubleshoots malfunctions to ensure continuous proper and safe operations. Reports service needs and preventive maintenance issues as appropriate.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
Education
1. Graduation from a CAAHEP accredited cardiac sonography program or 10 years experience in cardiac ultrasound. Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Experience
1. Equivalent experience to 3 years full time pediatric cardiac sonography. Required
2. Equivalent experience to 1 year full time fetal cardiac sonography. Preferred
3. Endorsement from the clinical leadership at Phoenix Children's Hospital with input from the medical director(s). Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. ARDMS RDCS-Pediatric (RDCS PE) or CCI Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS). Required
2. ARDMS RDCS-Fetal (RDCS FE) Preferred
3. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association. Required
4. Membership to professional societies (e.g. ASE, SDMS, AIUM, etc.) Preferred
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Shares on call duties with peers after hours and on weekends and holidays. Works independently in satellite locations. Required
2. Demonstrates a willingness to work in unassigned areas to balance work amongst staff. Required
3. Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible with scheduling work assignments. Required
4. Ability to maintain a positive professional demeanor in stressful situations. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
16. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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