Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer I – Echo – Orlando in Orlando, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 9/19/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    9/19/2018
  • Job ID:
    260701
  • Job Function
    Cardiology Technologist / Technician / EKG
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • AHS Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital

Job Description



Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer I – Echo  – Orlando

Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire a Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer I who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.



Department Profile:

Cardiovascular Institute (houses 8 unique units) A hallmark of this campus is the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute, which has set the standard for the early detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and disorders since 1967. Our cardiology team treats more than 25,000 individuals for chest pain and performs more than 1,700 cardiac procedures each year. We are third in the country, and first in the state for the number of open-heart surgeries performed. The critical care team also handles other specialized procedures, such as valve repair/replacement, heart remodeling, ascending and descending aortic aneurysms, and arterial fibrillation ablations.



Work Hours/Shifts:

Variable; Variable



Job Summary:

The Cardiovascular Ultrasound (CVUS) Sonographer I - AE independently performs all ultrasound exams per his/her registry. Cardiovascular ultrasound procedures may be performed on adult patients. The CVUS Sonographer takes ownership of the department and work areas as well as assists physicians and other hospital staff when necessary. The CVUS Sonographer also participates in the Florida Hospital performance improvement program and performs additional duties as requested. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.



Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Basic ECG knowledge
  • Ability to use independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative
  • Basic Microsoft Outlook computer skills
  • Ability to function independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to read, write legibly in English and perform basic mathematics skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to treat patients with age appropriateness
  • Based upon registry credentials, ability to adequately perform sonographic exams as written in Florida Hospital published cardiovascular protocols
  • Ability to utilize the measurement package on the ultrasound systems and optimize all acquired diagnostic images
  • Cerner Electronic Medical Records (Preferred)
  • Formalized education program that fulfills prerequisite pathways for additional registry exam eligibility (Preferred)
  • Two years’ experience in a hospital cardiovascular ultrasound department (Preferred)
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD) exam experience (Preferred)
  • Experience with Philips Ultrasound Systems (Preferred)
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Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) Adult Echocardiography (AE) from American
  • Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) OR
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)


Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program

  • Quality: Performs ultrasound exams per registry in accordance with established and accepted industry-wide published guidelines, as well as within the CVUS departmental protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Utilizes knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to Cardiovascular Ultrasound. Utilizes knowledge of ultrasonic physics. Optimizes all ultrasound images with utilization of the Ultrasound System capabilities.
  • Effective and Efficient Care: Completes exams in a timely manner. Works as a team member to provide the best patient care. Explains exams to patients in a way they can understand. Offers additional assistance to patients as warranted. Fulfills required scheduled call duty assignments and responds to facility and starts exam within 60 minutes of notification.
  • Assessment: Accesses all available pertinent patient information as it pertains to the exam ordered including, but not limited to, exam appropriateness, progress notes and/or consults found in patient’s chart, patient history, previous diagnostic exam images and/or reports, documented signs and symptoms for exam. Adapts all exams to each patient’s medical situation obtaining all available necessary information for proper interpretation. Performs ongoing monitoring of the patient while their ultrasound exam is in progress.
  • Documentation: Accurately documents pertinent information to aid in exam interpretation by reading physician. Completes task list and enters charges as necessary. Documents communication with hospital staff and physicians as it pertains to exam.
  • Safety: Maintains patient confidentiality. Ensures performing exam on correct patient by following the two patient identifiers of name and date of birth. Follows hospital Infection Prevention and Hand Washing policies and procedures. Utilizes appropriate PPE during cleaning and high-level disinfection of trans-esophogeal echocardiogram (TEE) transducers.
  • Communication: Follows Florida Hospital Compassion Behaviors and Image Standards. Communicates and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams. Keeps lead sonographer, supervisor and manager informed and seeks assistance from appropriate individuals when confronted with complicated procedures to ensure safe and effective patient care. Receives instructions and guidance from the lead sonographer, supervisor and manager and is compliant with special requests as situations dictate. Attends all mandatory department meetings.
  • Process Improvement: Supports and assists with data collection for process improvement while understanding the department performance trends and established standards. Participates in department process improvement (PI) and survey-based action planning and patient satisfaction initiatives.
  • Professional Growth: Learns new clinical skills as the department needs and demands change. Provides documentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) when asked.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer I opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer, Cardiology, Songrapher



Position Location:  Orlando
Job:  Cardiology Technologist / Technician / EKG
Organization:  Florida Hospital
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Entry Level
Education Level:  None
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Aug 30, 2018, 3:11:45 PM

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