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Cardiac Sonographer

Company: Banner Health
Location: Mesa
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Mesa, Arizona Department Name: Cardio Non-Invasive 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, acting as a specialized ultrasound technologist, aids in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions in patients, playing a central role in detecting issues related to the heart, including heart malfunctions and in supporting the physicians as they develop diagnosis and treatment plans. CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Performs procedures by following and verifying referring providers' orders. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures. Oversees Heart Clinic echocardiographic services, ensuring quality of performance. Accountable for the oversight and application of scanning protocols and quality measures, following the guidelines of ASE or IAC. 2. Educates patients/families regarding procedure and/or treatment to be performed. Demonstrates professional behavior and conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes. 3. Performs high quality images and presents them for timely interpretation, ensuring accurate documentation. Performs exams and imaging duties by providing preliminary clinical findings to the supervising physicians. Also provides valuable and timely preliminary findings to the Cardiologists or Cardiac surgeons. 4. Demonstrates competence in performing prescribed invasive/interventional procedures in accordance with established policies. 5. Performs and evaluates equipment quality control measurements. Demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot and notifies appropriate personnel to maintain equipment performance. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel and visitors. Adheres to safety policies. 6. Accountable for the ethical, legal, professional and certification responsibilities related to the practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information. 7. Assures the efficient operation of workflow in the department. Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to ensure non-interruption of services. Performs high level disinfecting in accordance with manufacturers and regulatory policies and procedures. 8. Functions as the clinical and technical expert in Cardiac Sonographic Imaging for the Cardiology or Cardiovascular department. May act as a clinical resource to staff and students, as well as train new staff and students in sonographic techniques, with focus on the echocardiographic laboratory. May provide echocardiographic related education to Banner Health staff and cardiac sonography students. May assess student competency and provide feedback to department leadership.9. Ensures echocardiography functions are within compliance of professional scope of practice, accreditation and regulatory standards, Joint Commission and Title 22. Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Requires completion of an accredited Allied Health Cardiovascular program. Requires national certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Cardiac Sonographer. For new graduates, certification must be completed within 12 months of hire. BLS certification required. This position requires clinical knowledge typically achieved with one to two years of clinical experience. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Adult Echo experience preferred.Additional related education and/or experience preferred. EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans Our organization supports a drug-free work environment. Privacy Policy

Keywords: Banner Health, Mesa , Cardiac Sonographer, Healthcare , Mesa, Arizona

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