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Cardiac Sonographer -Echocardiology (Per Diem) Job
PeaceHealth | Bellingham, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 148385

PeaceHealth is seeking a Cardiac Sonographer -Echocardiology (Per Diem) for a per diem, Day shift position. 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for performing diagnostic and special procedures ultrasonography in accordance with established policies and procedures.  Must use independent judgment in applying knowledge of clinical cardiology, acoustic imaging technology, and problem-solving skills to optimize the echocardiographic evaluation, tailoring and expanding the exam to ensure comprehensiveness and diagnostic accuracy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Performs prescribed ultrasound procedures using a variety of equipment to get preliminary echocardiographic measurements. Must be competent at the performance of adult echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography and contrast studies.

2. Must follow department imaging protocols, appropriately acquire all echocardiographic measurements per protocol, create digital preliminary reports for the interpreting physician, and verbally communicate preliminary findings to the interpreting physician when necessary.

3. Prepare, supply and equip ultrasound rooms to meet specific cardiologist and physician requirements for procedures.

4. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Graduation from a CAAHEP accredited diagnostic ultrasound program required. A minimum six months full-time cardiac internship strongly preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • One year experience as cardiac sonographer preferred. 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

See below for state requirements.

WA:

  • ARDMS eligibility, Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) is required; ARDMS PE or ADRMS AE may be considered if working with the specified patient care population and as approved by department leadership.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at time of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
  • Computer experience required.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and decision-making skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Whatcom:

  • New Graduates have one year to obtain registration through ARDMS, must be ARDMS eligible upon date of hire.

ST JOSEPH PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active, physical exertion up to 33% of the time.       
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.        
  • Work requires frequent exposure to conditions involving toxic materials or hazardous waste. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per day or more.              
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Bellingham, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Bellingham, WA, St. Joseph Medical Center (216)
Job Category:  Diagnostic Imaging
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 10 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $32.33, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Bellingham, WA || Diagnostic Imaging || Per Diem/Relief || DIAGNOSTIC SVCS

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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