Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer II
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: January 9, 2022
Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment Name:Pediatric
Cardiology Non-InvasWork Shift:DayJob Category:Clinical CareThe
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
Children's at Banner Desert Medical Center's pediatric echo lab is
a dynamic lab that provides high quality diagnostic testing for a
wide variety of patients, both inpatient and outpatient, from fetal
to adult congenital patients. 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 pediatric cardiologists, where communication
is essential. We provide services to eight Banner hospitals and to
all Banner Pediatric Cardiology clinics across the Phoenix
valley.As a Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer II in the pediatric echo
lab you will be responsible for performing portable exams
throughout the facilities we cover and clinics. 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.Current BLS required
and must have or be working towards ARDMS or CCI registry
credentials. If you are committed to delivering professional,
compassionate care to our pediatric patient population providing
diagnostic quality imaging for the Cardiology team, this is a job
for you.This is a full-time schedule;Enjoy 4 10's Monday -
FridayHoliday, weekend and call rotationLocated 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 independently performs the most complex
echocardiography studies for the diagnosis of 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.
1. Independently performs echocardiograms on pediatric and adult
patients with complex 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.
May perform extra modalities such as fetal (holds registry in
appropriate fetal echocardiography credential) or 3D
2. Records, interrogates, quantifies, and measures both the
presence of normal and abnormal anatomy or physiology in a manner
consistent with approved standards. Independently 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.
Participates in ongoing quality improvement processes including
application and/or maintenance of accreditation requirements of
4. Participates in the educational objectives of the pediatric
echocardiography laboratory, including effectively mentoring or
precepting other sonographers, students or other trainees. 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, at a highly proficient level, in
assisting with invasive/interventional and intraoperative
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.
Ability to perform daily team lead function, as assigned. Monitors
and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to
ensure non-interruption of services.
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.
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). BLS certification required.
This position requires clinical knowledge typically achieved with
minimum of three years of experience in pediatric echocardiography.
Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations
skills, analyze data and solve problems.
Current or recent (past 12 months) experience in cardiac critical
care setting as a Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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