HealthEast

  • Adult Cardiac Sonographer (Casual)

    Job Location US-MN-Maplewood | US-MN-St. Paul | US-MN-Woodbury
    Job ID
    2018-10861
    Category
    Cardio/Respiratory/Sleep/Neuro
    Contract Status
    NG
    FTE
    0.01
    Authorized Hours
    0.01
    Shift
    Days
  • Overview

    Performs cardiac ultrasound and Doppler examinations, utilizing special modes of application, including Stress Echocardiography. Serves as backup to all other functions of the department as needed, such as ECGs and associated clerical responsibilities.

     

    This is a casual opportunity to work at St. John's, Woodwinds, and St. Joe's. Training will be full-time for up to 6 weeks of orientation and the expectation is that this person will be available for at least 2 shifts/month.

    Responsibilities

    • Performs diagnostic cardiac ultrasound procedures

    • Performs M Mode, Two Dimensional Cardiac Ultrasound, Color flow and Doppler Studies according to standard

    • Performs Stress Echocardiography, including drug induce Stress Echo

    • Assists physician with Transesophageal Echo (TEE) studies

    • Provides assistance to physician to ensure satisfactory diagnostic images

    • Performs routine QI testing according to department protocol

    • Develops plans to meet the goals and objectives of students using HealthEast as a clinical training site

    • Assesses and develops plans to meet the education needs of cardiac sonographers

    • Completes paperwork associated with diagnostic tests such as copying and distribution of test results

    • Performs preventive maintenance and safety testing of equipment and reports issues as appropriate

    • Cleans echo rooms and equipment between patients according to department protocol

    • Maintains supply inventory and communicates supply needs as appropriate

    • Accesses medications or IV solutions only as required to perform normal job duties complying with all state and federal regulations regarding medication and IV solution security

    • Must be available to assist with seven day/week, 24-hour coverage according to department policy

    • 3D experience preferred

    Qualifications

    • Trade or Vocational Certification required. Completion of 2-year cardiac ultrasound program or equivalent clinical experience required
    • Either Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography required
    • Valid Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • 6 months current ultrasound experience

    • Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc)

    • Demonstrates practices that support safety with recognition of variations in populations served, preventing harm to patients, families, employees, and themselves

    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional

    • Administers medications following policies using procedures that assure the highest level of safety all times for all populations

     

    About HealthEast

     

    At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.

     

    We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.

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