University of Utah Health Care

  • Cardiac Sonographer - Noninvasive Cardiology, PRN hours

    Requisition Number
    30262
    Reg/Temp
    Temporary
    Employment Type
    PRN
    Shift
    Variable
    Work Schedule
    Tuesdays or Wednesdays or Thursdays
    Location Name
    University of Utah Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Yes
    City
    SALT LAKE CITY
    State
    UT
    Department
    UUH ANC 14A NONINV DIAGNOSTIC
    Category
    Cardiology
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

     

    This position is responsible for performing all aspects of cardiac sonography which includes transthoracic, two dimensional m-mode and doppler procedures, ransesophageal procedures, pharmacologic/non-pharmacologic stress echocardiograms, and imaging procedures.

    Staff members in the position may be expected to perform the duties of this position within the mobile department.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepares equipment for the procedure to be performed.
    • Provides education to patients and families regarding the procedures that are being performed.
    • Operates sophisticated, processor based ultrasound and doppler equipment to acquire cross-sectional, two dimensional m-mode and doppler recordings.
    • Performs stress test echocardiograms and assists in contrast and transesophageal echocardiogram procedures.
    • Participates in the training of echocardiographic techniques and procedures.
    • Cleans and disinfects transesophageal probes and other equipment and decontaminates the exam area.
    • Performs quantitative measurements and calculations of the acquired data and provides preliminary reports.
    • Maintains logs of patient data and files reports.
    • Orders and restocks supplies.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.
    • Ability to provide care to the population served.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development.
    • Ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status.
    • Ability to provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
    • Demonstrated effective communication and human relation skills.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Completion of the AMA or other credentialed program in cardiovascular technology.
    • Registry eligible for Registered Cardiovascular Technologist or Registered Diagnostic Cardiographic Sonographer (RDCS) tests.

    Licenses Required

    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Preferred

    • Registered Cardiovascular Sonographer  (RDCS or RCS) with a minimum of four years experience in a hospital setting.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners and behavioral health patients.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

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