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Cardiac Sonographer - Echocardiology

Job ID: 77176
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Cardiac Sonographer - Echocardiology for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $45.20 – $67.33.   The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

Hiring bonus available, and relocation assistance may be available.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Responsible for performing diagnostic and special procedures ultrasonography in accordance with established policies and procedures. Must use independent judgment in applying knowledge of clinical cardiology, acoustic imaging technology, and problem-solving skills to optimize the echocardiographic evaluation, tailoring and expanding the exam to ensure comprehensiveness and diagnostic accuracy.

DETAILS OF POSITION:

  • Performs prescribed ultrasound procedures using a variety of equipment to get preliminary echocardiographic measurements. Must be competent at the performance of adult echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography and contrast studies.
  • Must follow department imaging protocols, appropriately acquire all echocardiographic measurements per protocol, create digital preliminary reports for the interpreting physician, and verbally communicate preliminary findings to the interpreting physician when necessary.
  • Prepare, supply and equip ultrasound rooms to meet specific cardiologist and physician requirements for procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • Accredited Program Required: Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Preferred:  CAAHEP accredited with emphasis 
  • Internship Preferred: Cardiac. Minimum six months full-time
  • 1 year Preferred: Experience as cardiac sonographer

  • Required : Registered Cardiac Sonographer (Oregon and Washington Requirement) or
  • Required : Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (Oregon and Washington Requirement) or
  • Required : ARDMS Peds Echocardiology (Washington Requirement: May be considered if working with the specified patient care population and as approved by department leadership) or
  • Required: ARDMS Adult Echocardiology (Washington Requirement: May be considered if working with the specified patient care population and as approved by department leadership) or
  • Required: Adult Cardiac Sonography (Oregon Requirement)
  • Required: Basic Life Support
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs. (Required)
  • Computer experience (Required)
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and decision-making skills (Required)
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently (Required)
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. (Required)

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Ability to move around area with occasional sitting.
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment.
  • Lift/Carry: Frequently up to 15 lbs. Occasionally up to 30 lbs.
  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 13 lbs. force. Occasionally up to 30 lbs. force.
  • Reaching frequently.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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