Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking an innovative Cardiac Sonographer to join our team for a full time position!
SUMMARY: The sonographer chosen for this position will perform cardiac ultrasound studies in accordance with the standards and nomenclature established by the American Society of Echocardiography under supervision of the lab’s senior sonographer or an echo lab faculty physician.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Cardiac Sonographers on our team have a unique opportunity to be exposed to diverse patient populations in an academic medical environment where continued learning is a part of our culture. Cardiac ultrasound studies performed in the Penn State Hershey Echo Lab most commonly include 2D M-mode, color flow, pulsed wave Doppler and continuous wave Doppler on both inpatients and outpatients. Cardiac Sonographers will be responsible for performing comprehensive measurements on their exams and are expected to alert echocardiography faculty to findings of significance when indicated. Our lab also features busy stress labs, performing both exercise and pharmacologic stress echo. As an integral team member focused on exceptional patient care, this individual will interact with medical director, program manager and senior sonographer, using strong critical thinking skills to identify life threatening situations and react appropriately.
Our Cardiac Sonographer will also have some responsibility to work with service representatives to ensure regular preventive maintenance and quality control on all echo machines.
Why Hershey Medical Center? The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute has an excellent reputation as an international leader in the research, development and clinical use of heart pumps and artificial hearts. Penn State Health specialists are leading research and clinical trials to improve knowledge, care and treatment options for heart and vascular conditions. Penn State Health is a growing health system that offers a competitive salary, a collaborative and innovative environment, as well as an exceptional benefits program that includes strong paid time off to promote healthy life – work balance. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced individual or a recent graduate seeking a challenging environment to expand your knowledge in a department that is recognized for innovation
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate of a formal 2-4 year Echocardiography Program or 1-2 years echo lab experience. Must obtain BLS certification within 6 months from hire. ARDMS or CCI registry required within 6 months of hire.
Internal Number: 15074
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