Cardiac Sonographer II

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Position Details

Department: PCCD | Cardio Diag and Non-Invas
Category: Radiology/Imaging Svcs
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 836168
Posted On: 5/10/2024

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.

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 and transthoracic echoes and performs at least one of the advanced techniques including fetal, 3D, research or stress cardiac sonography as required and per training and expertise.
    • Maintains a safe environment for patients, families, and coworkers while performing all activities of the job.
  2. Documents Preliminary Report
    • Creates a detailed report of sonographer`s impressions to include pertinent medical history, anatomic findings and measurements for presentation to interpreting physician. It may include 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.
    • Performs finalizing functions using Syngo and/or Electronic Health Record to facilitate timely and accurate results, charge capture and archival of studies. Takes steps to quickly remedy identified errors and omissions utilizing the chain of command as necessary.
  3. Maintains Professional and Technical Competency
    • Participates in career development and leadership activities to support the function of the lab. Proactively evaluates practices and assists to create and implement changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of workflow practices. Serves as preceptor to students, fellows and orientees in our program. Attends staff meetings as required to stay up to date on departmental policies and procedures. Participates in and contributes to Phoenix Children`s educational offerings and off-site conferences/seminars; and completes self directed learning via professional journals, texts and appropriate online resources to maintain continuing education credits as required for institutional and personal credentialing.
    • Quality improvement:
    • Participates in quality improvement initiatives and integrates feedback into daily practice.
  4. Care of Professional Environment and Equipment Maintenance
    • Participates in cleaning, re-stocking, re-supplying, and turnover of CardioDiagnostic exam rooms and equipment to provide for efficient, effective, and safe department operations. Enters information in departmental logs as required for documentation.
    • Identifies and troubleshoots malfunctions to ensure continuous proper and safe operations. Reports service needs and preventive maintenance issues as appropriate by utilizing the help desk and biomed service tickets as appropriate. Enters data in departmental logs as required.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Graduation from a CAAHEP or ACCSC accredited cardiac sonography program or equivalent or 10 years experience in cardiac ultrasound.
Required
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. 3 years full time pediatric cardiac sonography.
Required
2. Endorsement from the clinical leadership at Phoenix Children`s Hospital with input from the medical director(s).
Required
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. ARDMS RDCS-Pediatric (RDCS PE) or CCI Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS).
Required
2. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association.
Required
3. Membership to professional societies (e.g. ASE, SDMS, AIUM, etc.)
Preferred
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Shares on call duties with peers after hours, on weekends and holidays. Works independently in satellite locations.
Required
2. Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible with work assignments to balance work amongst staff. Must have readily available transportation to be able to change locations throughout the day for roving assignments with very little notice.
Required
3. Ability to maintain a positive professional demeanor in stressful situations and represent Phoenix Children’s in a positive way in all interactions. Demonstrates a willingness to create relationships that inspire trust and loyalty and have the best interest of patient and team at heart.
Required
4. Able to communicate professionally and effectively.
Required
5. Must influence a safe and respectful work environment.
Required
6. Effectively balances multiple priorities and workload to achieve desired results.
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 - Constantly
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 - Far Vision - Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Constantly
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions - Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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