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Cardiac Sonographer

Allina Health

Allina Health

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2023

Number of Job Openings Available:

1

Date Posted:

September 28, 2023

Department:

31005036 AHMHI Echo Lab MPLS

Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

Hours Per Week:

32

Union Contract:

Non-Union

Weekend Rotation:

Occasional

Job Summary:

Job Profile Summary
Provides high quality cardiac ultrasound exams for cardiologist interpretation, resulting in accurate diagnosis and/or shorter length of stay without repeat scans.

Key Position Details:

Schedule:

8 Hour Option: Weekday's 7:30am-4pm with Weekend Rotation(7:30am-4pm)

10 Hour Option: Weekday's 7:30am-6pm with Weekend Rotation(7:30am-6pm)

  • On call required after 1 year
  • Opportunities to start call sooner with experience
  • Competitive on-call compensation
  • Flexible FTE options available
  • 8 or 10 hour shifts
  • 75 minute echo slots to ensure high quality studies
  • All on call echoes screened by cardiology
  • Physician support, collaboration, education, and CME’s
  • Cutting edge structural valve program- including TAVR and mitral valve clips
  • Advanced heart failure center including transplant, ECMO, LVAD
  • Adult congenital center
  • Educational and student teaching opportunities

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Performs routine and special cardiac procedures in compliance with physician orders and department guidelines
    • Identifies patient and does set up for exam.
    • Documents accurately all needed aspects of the procedure.
    • Observes and communicates with patient responding to needs.
    • Maintains safe patient environment in procedure area.
  • Completes procedures with high degree of accuracy
    • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of all diagnostic equipment.
    • Maintains work knowledge and competence.
    • Gathers all relevant information to assist in interpretation of images.
    • Verifies all imaging has appropriately transferred to imaging storage and retrieval system.
  • Communicates with RN regarding patient status
    • Works together during specific procedures to ensure appropriate patient care.
    • Notifies RN of immediate patient needs or concerns.
  • Performs additional duties to complete process
    • Finalizes scan reports and sends to appropriate area for reading.
    • Participates in room turnover, including cleaning of equipment.
    • Restocks and prepares room for next patient.
    • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Associate's or Vocational degree from a diagnostic sonography program required, echocardiography preferred
  • 0 to 2 years Cardiac Sonography experience required
  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource required
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer registry eligible upon hire required
  • Board certified within 6 months of hire;


Physical Demands
Medium Work*:
Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently