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Cardiac Sonographer/Echocardiographer

Posted on January 5, 2024
SEIU 925
University of Washington
Full-time
8168
 - $ 
12777
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled
Req #: 210043
Department: HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER – CARDIOLOGY
Posting Date: 12/28/2023
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $8168.00 – $12777.00 per month
Other Compensation: If applicable:

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • Overtime pay
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift
Benefits: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

This recruitment offers a $5000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine – Relocation assistance available#UWMRecruitmentIncentive

A higher degree of healthcare.

All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

As the region’s only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Centeris well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.

Challenge. Collaboration. Compassion. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift (40 hr/week) CARDIAC SONOGRAPHER 2. Under general supervision the Cardiac Sonographer 2 will perform, analyze, and interpret comprehensive, complex diagnostic cardiac ultrasound procedures such as transthoracic echo (TEE), dobutamine stress echo (DSE), treadmill echo (TME), and assist physicians with lab-based or transesophageal echo (TEE) procedures on patients referred for evaluation of suspected or known heart disease, post-operative evaluation of surgical therapy, or placement of cardiac prosthetic devices. They will also tailor examination as necessary to provide accurate representation of cardiac anatomy and pathology as determined throughout examination; monitor patient’s vital signs and condition during examination; and initiate or perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if necessary. In addition, the Cardiac Sonographer will train ultrasound students from CAAHEP-accredited ultrasound programs and fellows from the UWMC cardiology fellowship program; and maintain certification and current knowledge in the field.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform initial physical assessment of patient, including blood pressure, auscultation, and recording cardiac medications
  • Using the lab’s cardiac ultrasound equipment, under general supervision acquire and edit multiple digital views and presentations representing each element of the lab’s protocol, to finally produce an appropriate collection of diagnostic images in the lab’s sequence that accurately documents any cardiac pathology present for TTE’s, DSE’s, and TME’s; and assist in TEE’s
  • Perform professional level, complex diagnostic cardiac ultrasound procedures independent of physician supervision
  • Determine diagnostic parameters as needed to acquire accurate images of cardiac anatomy, pathophysiological data, and blood flow analysis relative to patient’s clinical presentation, clinical history, and referral information
  • Have advanced responsibilities in the training of ultrasound students from CAAHEP-accredited ultrasound programs and fellows from the UWMC cardiology fellowship program
  • Perform accurate measurements and calculations on acquired images
  • Summarize and enter patient history into the final Echo report
  • Enter data accurately into the final Echo report
  • Prepare accurate and complete interpretations of all Echo data for the final Echo report, for approval by the Echo attending physician
  • Select representative images from the exam, and composes appropriate annotations for inclusion into the final Echo report
  • Navigate the Echo digital echo lab system: Call up and compare images and studies, copy images and entire studies to CD, print and/or FAX echo reports to any location
  • Participate in approved Echo lab research projects
  • Maintain certification and current knowledge in the field through journal subscriptions and course attendance
  • Attend and participate in weekly Echo lab staff meetings
  • Provide care consistent with professional practice standards, lab and HMC policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the professional development of peers, colleagues and others
  • Perform other related duties as required

REQUIREMENTS:
Current Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) certification through American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
OR
Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) certification through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
OR
Registry eligible; registry must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
OR
Equivalent education/experience.

About the employer: University of Washington

The UW is one of the world’s preeminent public universities. Our impact on individuals, our region and the world is profound — whether we are launching young people into a boundless future or confronting the grand challenges of our time through undaunted research and scholarship. Ranked No. 7 in the world on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, the UW educates more than 54,000 students annually. We turn ideas into impact and transform lives and our world. For more about our impact, visit our news site, UW News.

About your union: SEIU 925

SEIU 925 unites 17,000 people in Washington who work in education from early learning through higher education, as well as members who work in local government and nonprofits. We work together to provide quality education for children and students, to ensure that education remains a state priority, and to strengthen our workforce. We provide quality public services to our communities across the state. The mission of SEIU 925 is to win political and economic power for working people to advance the well-being of our members, their families and all working people by developing leaders who are a voice for change in the workplace and solidarity in our communities.

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