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Providence Cardiac Sonographer in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Cardiac Sonographer - Echocardiology (0.0 FTE, Days) to Providence St Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Cardiac Sonographer - Echocardiology that will perform cardiac ultrasound examinations according to physician's orders, utilizing a variety of complex ultrasound equipment. Objectively identifies the presence of or absence of disease utilizing a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Assists physicians with more invasive echocardiography examinations including, but not limited to, Transesophageal echocardiography, Trans-catheter echo guided procedures (location specific), pericardiocentesis, echo guided myocardial biopsies (location specific), contrast enhanced exams, exercise and pharmacological stress echocardiography. Has the ability to modify procedures, to meet special circumstances and/or provide clinically useful information on a cost-effective basis. Will comply with the standards set forth by the American Society of Echocardiography and departmental policies and procedures. This position requires shared coverage for stand by and call back emergency studies in the evenings and weekends. This may include shared regional coverage to other Portland facilities and or rotation through staffed weekend shifts.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in producing high quality diagnostic studies of ultrasound examinations, including record scans for permanent record; proper processing of images for interpretation and long term archival

  • Provide completed technical worksheet, images and pertinent clinical information necessary for interpretation to the reading physician

  • Create Echo exam worksheets/preliminary reports for Echo Reader

  • Be accountable for reaching hospital within 30-45 minutes when called for emergent callback examinations

  • Assist physician with procedures as needed

  • Process electronic reports according to departmental guidelines. (STAT exam notification to Reader/Cardiologist)

  • Monitor inventory of examination rooms, units and cleaning stations. Notifies lead sonographer of supply reordering

  • Function as part of the rotational on-call staff, as required

  • Prepare exams for interpretation to include: correct identification, labeling of patient records and adequate clinical history

  • Provide preliminary report from exam following reporting policy and protocol (comments only to a Reader or cardiac surgeon)

  • Perform quality control and quality assurance per department policy

  • Respond and demonstrates flexibility to changes in the work schedule as determined by staffing and patient load

  • Patient Services:

  • Provide patient safety in accordance with policies and procedures

  • Review patient charts and orders to ensure correct exam

  • Communicate nature of ultrasound procedures to patients

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to patient modesty during transportation and table transfer

  • Monitor status and needs of patients by taking appropriate action

  • Strictly adheres to equipment disinfection/cleaning policies and procedures

  • Communication:

  • Demonstrate professional interactions, judgment and image with patients and staff

  • Handle specialized lab assignments, which may include: staff scheduling, research projects, office management, quality assurance/quality improvement and staff education

  • Regularly attends required meetings/in-services

  • Outreach Services:

  • The designated outreach sonographer will be required to travel to mobile echo sites primarily within the Portland service area as well as periodically within the Oregon region as requested by departmental leadership

  • Positions patients in a manner which is safe, utilizing the appropriate safe patient handling equipment and technique, allowing patients to be comfortable both physically and emotionally

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Registered Noninvasive Cardiovascular Ultrasound Technologist (RCS or RDCS) or registry-eligible

  • Appropriate state licensure

  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

  • Current driver's license and Dependable transportation

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Associate's Degree in Applied Science, from a CAAHPE accredited school in Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technology, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

  • One (1) year experience performing cardiovascular ultrasound examinations, -OR- Minimum of 800 exams using all imaging modalities available

  • Pediatric echocardiography experience

  • Familiarity with imaging support of advanced heart failure patients (mechanical support devices)

  • Experience with echo guided trans-catheter procedures. (St. Vincent Medical Center)

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Requsition ID: P338441
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Cardio Services
Job Function: Clinical Care
Schedule: Per-Diem
Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Address: OR Portland 9205 SW Barnes Rd

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