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