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Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer I

Company: Banner Health
Location: Gilbert
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Primary City/State: Mesa, Arizona Department Name: Pediatric Cardiology Non-Invas Work Shift: Day Job Category: Clinical Care The future is full of possibilities. At Banner Health, we---re excited about what the future holds for health care. That---s why we---re changing the industry to make the experience the best it can be. If you---re ready to change lives, we want to hear from you. Banner Banner Desert Medical Center---s adult echo lab is a dynamic lab that provides high quality diagnostic testing for a wide variety of patients, both inpatient and outpatient. We perform routine echocardiograms, exercise stress echocardiograms, and TEEs. We perform our TEEs in the cath lab and in the operating room. We have a close working relationship with the cardiologists, where communication is essential. As a Cardiac Sonographer in the echo lab you will be responsible for performing portable exams throughout the facility. You will be responsible for quickly and confidently responding to requests to perform STAT exams where the environment can be chaotic. You will have the opportunity to be involved in shared leadership and assist in departmental audits and quality projects. Schedule Details: They will be working four 10 hour shifts Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue. With one night of call per week and rotating holidays. Preferred qualifications: What specific type of experience? Experience in adult echo in the acute care setting. Able to perform TEE and Stress echo. ARDMS: AE, CCI- RCS. Characteristics sought based on team culture or work environment expectations. Must maintain a high level of professionalism while interacting with coworkers, physicians and patients/family members. Able to prioritize tasks based on volume, location and urgency. Specific job details: Perform adult echos in the acute care setting. Obtain diagnostic quality images and write detailed reports. Perform TEEs and TTEs in the OR and Cath lab as needed. Help maintain IAC accreditation standards. Unit/ Position/ Team: We have a high paced, high volume facility. We have the opportunity to provide care for patients in the acute care setting. Have the opportunity for close interaction with the providers as you discuss echo findings or opportunities for improvement. Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Arizona, Banner Desert Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. We provide an abundance of exceptional opportunities with more than 600 licensed beds, including over 100 dedicated to children. Areas of excellence include high-risk pregnancy and neonatal care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine. With 21 operating rooms, we offer a full range of surgical specialties and advanced technology that includes the daVincir Surgical System. About Banner Children's Hospital at Desert If you desire to provide the best care possible to the most vulnerable patients, come to Banner Children's Hospital at Desert in Mesa, Ariz. Within our 248-bed, state-of-the-art facility, specially trained nurses, physicians and other clinical professionals utilize the most advanced technology - including iCare ICU monitoring and robotic surgery - to provide high quality, child-friendly, family-centered care. Our facilities feature a recently expanded 104-bed NICU, a 24-bed PICU, six pediatric ORs and a 26-bed ED. We also offer dedicated pediatric rehab, radiology, oncology and hematology capabilities. With clinical diversity, exceptional training programs and a supportive culture, this is a place where you can grow in your career as you help our very special patients. POSITION SUMMARY This position performs echocardiography procedures utilized in the diagnosis of congenital and acquired heart disease in the pediatric population and congenital heart disease in adult patients. This position performs in accordance with department/facility policies, procedures and protocols. This position ensures optimal care/treatment to patient population. This position may provide these services in multiple locations as designated by department scope. CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Performs echocardiograms on pediatric patients and adults with congenital heart disease utilizing department specific protocols. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient being served. 2. Records, interrogates, quantifies, and measures both the presence of normal and abnormal anatomy or physiology in a manner consistent with approved standards. Produces high quality images and prepares/presents them with other pertinent patient information for timely interpretation. Prepares and maintains accurate preliminary reports and documentation. 3. Performs procedures by following and verifying referring providers--- orders. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures. 4. Educates patients/families regarding procedure and/or treatment to be performed. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes. 5. Demonstrates competence in assisting with invasive/interventional procedures in accordance with established practices. 6. Performs and evaluates equipment quality control measurements and maintenance requirements. Demonstrates the ability to trouble shoot and notifies appropriate personnel to repair or maintain equipment performance. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Adheres to safety policies. 7. Accountable for the ethical, legal, professional and certification responsibilities related to the practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information. 8. Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department. Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to ensure non-interruption of services. May perform other duties as assigned. 9. Independently performs prescribed procedures in accordance with department/facility policies, procedures and protocols to patients. Internal customers: All levels of medical imaging and nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: regulatory and health agencies, patients and family members. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Requires national certification in the area of specialty from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer in Pediatric Echocardiography (RDCS-PE), or a Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS). Non pediatric certified candidates must complete pediatric certification within 12 - 18 months of hire, as approved by manager. BLS certification required. This position requires clinical knowledge typically achieved with one to two years of experience. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer is preferred. Additional related education and/or experience preferred. EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans Our organization supports a drug-free work environment. Privacy Policy

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