At Blaze Health, you're part of an inclusive health family committed to offering a better way to navigate and experience healthcare. Our team connects and integrates all dimensions of health to create a seamless, simplified care experience. Caring for our customers and team is at the heart of all we do, and our culture is designed to actively support wellbeing, inspire innovation and encourage growth. Our strength lies in our diversity, and we embrace the unique contributions and experiences of each person. Together, we're empowering people to achieve their best health.
About this position
The Cardiac Sonographer/Echocardiography Technologist works closely with the cardiologist in the assessment and treatment of cardiac diseases in our Accredited Echo Lab which includes outpatients, off-campus sites & inpatients with hospital coverage on-call after hours, weekends and holidays. Diagnostic Ultrasounds testing includes m-mode, 2D, 3D, spectral Doppler, color Doppler, tissue Doppler imaging, strain imaging, contrast enhanced transthoracic echocardiograms, exercise & pharmacology stress echocardiograms and assist the cardiologist with both 2D & 3D transesophageal echocardiograms.
What we’ll expect from you
Accountabilities: • Demonstrates skill proficiency outlined to perform complete and accurate echocardiograms. • Applies critical thinking skills and communicates critical values to the physician in a timely manner. • Must maintain skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list. • Interacts with physicians, staff, customer and families in a professional manner. • Demonstrates competency in Epic & PACS reporting computer systems. • Knowledge of proper transesophageal probe disinfecting techniques must be demonstrated and annually assessed. • Demonstrates technical competency in the use of contrast agents. • Contributes to the general operation of the Echo Lab through assigned activities or self-directed involvement. • Complies with IAC accreditation guidelines and standards. • Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organizational goals. • The team member is accountable to demonstrate proficiency for the skills outlined in the appropriate position skills list. • The team member is accountable to maintain skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list.
Compliance • Recognizes and complies with legal regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility. • Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in the Corporate Code of Conduct. • Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties. • Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.
Interested? Here are our requirements:
• Graduate with an Associates or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited echocardiography program • Registered as a cardiac sonographer- RDCS or RCS • Registry eligible will be considered
Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Experience • At least 1 year of previous experience is preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Knowledge of aseptic technique • Knowledge of EKG rhythms • Ability to use Electronic Medical Records
• Registered or Registry eligible: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) in Adult Echocardiography is required. New graduates are required to obtain certification within 12 months of hire as a condition of continued employment Blaze Standard • Minimum of Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification Blaze Standard
Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory where Applicable
• Minimum of Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification Blaze Standard
• Registered as a cardiac sonographer- RDCS or RCS OR Registry eligible will be considered
At North Memorial Health, you're part of an inclusive health family that is rooted in our values of relationships, inventiveness, and accountability. Empathy and care are at the heart of North's culture which is designed to actively support each team member's wellbeing and growth. Our strength lies in our diversity, and we embrace the unique contributions and experiences of each person. Together, we empower customers to achieve their best health.