University of Rochester Sonographer Peds Cardiology in Rochester, New York

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Pediatrics Cardiology

Schedule

DAYS, SCHEDULE VARIES BASED ON OPERATIONAL NEEDS; EVENING & WEEKENDS ON CALL; CALL-IN ROTATION

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Performs complex echocardiographic examinations on a wide variety of pediatric and adult patients with a variety of diseases. Requires insight into and interpretation of a wide variety of hemodynamic circumstances. Examinations will be tailored to the questions being asked and the known sequelae of each disease process. Exercises a high degree of skill and judgment and independent function. Requires an understanding of the principles and methodology of ultrasound as well as the anatomy, physiology, surgical repair, and long-term sequelae of all forms of congenital and acquired heart disease.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine echocardiographic and electrocardiographic evaluations of children being treated for cancer or chronic pulmonary disease.May require travel to the ICU or Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and therefore familiarity with their sterile and laminar-flow procedures.
  • Echocardiographic evaluation of inpatients, including immediate post-operative patients in the ICU’s.Requires knowledge of sterile and aseptic technique.May require evaluation with patient under sedation or anesthesia.
  • Echocardiographic evaluation of outpatients at outpatient site.An independent preliminary evaluation is made and discussed immediately with the attending cardiologist.
  • Performance of the above type of studies requires special emphasis on patient comfort, sensitivity to confidentiality and privacy, and physical limitations imposed by their disease.
  • Performance of the above type of studies requires a close collegial relationship between the sonographer and the attending cardiologist.Sonographer is expected to provide technical input with regard to the limitations of ultrasound in general and the projected limitations of the specific evaluation.
  • At the time of study, pertinent measurements are made.Reports for each study are to be generated within 24 hours of the evaluation and reviewed with the attending cardiologist.
  • Performs routine maintenance on ultrasound equipment and performs minimal diagnostic evaluation of equipment failure as instructed by service technicians.
  • Maintains supplies relevant to the performance of such studies and oversees overall condition of laboratory and equipment.
  • Demonstrates specific findings of echocardiographic study to medical students, residents, and other attending pediatricians at the time of the study.
  • Reviews echocardiographic studies and findings during teaching and clinical conferences.
  • Must be able to recognize potentially life-threatening situations which may occur during an echocardiographic study.Must communicate this information immediately to the attending cardiologist and the nursing staff and may be required to assist in basic life support until help arrives.
  • Provides on-call coverage between the hours of 5:00pm-8:00am, Monday through Friday and Friday 5:00pm to Monday 8:00am.Call is to be split between sonographers but usually requires one night of call per week and one weekend per month.
  • Read journals to keep current on the use of diagnostic ultrasound in pediatric and fetal cardiology.Attend conventions or other educational meetings to further knowledge of echocardiography.Obtain necessary continuing education credits to keep RDCS registration current.

Qualifications:

A four-year college education including related laboratory and/or technical training with certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or equivalent combination of clinical experience and training in sonography. Must have RDCS certification or be eligible for RDCS certification.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Sonographer Peds Cardiology

Location: Medical Faculty Group

Job ID: 206976

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time