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Cardiovascular Sonographer at UCHealth

Cardiovascular Sonographer

UCHealth Longmont, CO Full-Time
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Summary:
Performs routine and emergency echocardiograms and vascular ultrasound tests in an outpatient exam room, or if appropriate, portable at patient bedside.

Work Schedule: PRN Flex


Responsibilities:
Verifies order appropriateness. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation. Sets expectations for patient receipt of exam results.

Positions patient and performs cardiovascular ultrasound procedure(s) per protocol. Selects appropriate transducers and optimizes images. Identifies pathology and customizes exam for appropriate interrogation.

Analyzes results for image quality and inclusion of anatomical and hemodynamic information. Creates a preliminary report based on acquired measurements and knowledge of physiologic function.

Assists physician during invasive ultrasound procedures. Formulates and ensures consistent evidence-based exam protocols. Prepares and maintains equipment and supplies. Follows appropriate safety standards and infection control guidelines.

Withinscope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and theability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in afast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


Requirements:

  • Credentials:
    Essential:
    * Registered Sonographer
    * Registered Cardiovascular Sononographer
    * Basic Life Support
    * Registered Vascular Specialist
  • Other information:
    Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program.
    Required Licensure/Certification: 1 adult echo and 1 vascular credential from:
    ARDMS: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) - Adult (AE); Vascular Technologist (RVT).
    CCI: Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS), Registered Cardiac Congenital Sonographer (RCCS), Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS).
    Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
    Minimum Experience: 2 years of related experience.
  • BLSthrough the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for theProfessional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPRcard must be good through sixty days of hire. All life supportcertification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association orthe American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Crossfor the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will needto be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)


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Webelieve in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person.In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all thosewe serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative healthcare system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the bestpossible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true humanconnection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career atUCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion.

Goingbeyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive andintellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us,that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what isright, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so thateach of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth,we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningfulcareer. There's no limits to your potential here.

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UCHealthrecognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives thatequal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As anaffirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to makingall employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicantshall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges ofemployment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual'srace, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mentalor physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgenderstatus, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does notdiscriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as definedunder the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonableaccommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

 

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