Per Diem Pediatric Cardiology Sonographer @ Pediatric Cardiology Consultants cc5450 in Orlando, FL at Florida Hospital Medical Group

Date Posted: 8/30/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    8/30/2018
  • Job ID:
    268693
  • Job Function
    Imaging
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • AHS Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Medical Group

Job Description

More than 500 board-certified physicians, 200+ Advanced Practice Providers, and 1,500 clinical and support staff in over 40 specialties provide patients with a broad range of medical and surgical services. FHMG operates over 160 offices, providing compassionate, multidisciplinary care to more than one million patients a year. FHMG is affiliated with Florida Hospital and is a subsidiary of Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care system in the nation, supporting 43 hospitals in 10 states. In existence since 1994, FHMG (originally known as Florida Physicians Medical Group) has demonstrated consistent growth and stability in an ever-changing health care market.


Pediatric Cardiology Sonographer


JOB SUMMARY

 

Perform transthoracic echocardiograms of pediatric cardiology patients.  Assist the Pediatric Cardiologist in acquisition of sonographic images and interpretation.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


•      Deliver appropriate care while recognizing patient conditions and ensuring successful completion of procedures.


•      Assess the patient’s physical condition and age specific needs.


•      Provide instructions that achieve patient cooperation and desired results.


•      Acquire patient’s clinical history.


•      Document patient weight, height, blood pressure, O2 SAT and other pertinent information depending on patient status.


•      Assess sonographic images for technical quality, proper annotation and patient identification, ensuring that all relative anatomy is demonstrated.


•      Have knowledge of patient’s cardiac history indications of echo and specific questions being answered.


•      Have specific echo machine probes clean and ready to use at any time.


•      Keep all supplies stocked as needed.


•      Demonstrate a friendly environment providing comfort to patient age dependant.


•      Have weight, height, O2 SAT and blood pressure available for report.


•      Help physician with preliminary report of echocardiograms.


•      Call physician if unable to obtain images, Patient agitation or serious findings.


•      Help with IAC accreditation, filling out forms, formal review of echo with physician’s evaluation and quality assurance.


•      Help in having echo studies ready for pediatric weekly CV conference.


•      Maintain patient confidentiality.


•      Follows the accredited laboratory protocol for obtaining an echocardiogram utilizing two-dimensional images, color flow, Doppler, and m-mode where appropriate.


•      Rotates as needed to cover for other sonographer absences.


•      Maintains professional affiliations and registries.


•      Escorts patients and families from examination to the echocardiography room and back to examination room after completion of study.


•      Explains procedure to patient and family prior to the commencement of the test to assure cooperation and optimum test results.


•      Maintains proper operation of the ultrasound equipment.  Recognizes equipment malfunctions and takes appropriate corrective action.


•      Keeps work area clean


•      Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of ultrasound supplies.


•      Follows and complies with universal precautions and OSHA standards.


•      Follows and complies with safety and security training.


•      Maintains effective working relationship with patients, patient’s families, medical staff and the public.


•      Acts in a non-directive, non-judgmental manner, recognizing an individual’s religious, ethical and moral opinions/beliefs.


•      Recognizes ethical, legal and professional issues inherent in providing care to pregnant women and minors.


•      Participates in staff development, in-service workshops, and educational activities.


•      Participates in professional development activities and meetings.


•      Performs related and other assigned duties as directed.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

 

Must be able to sit 60% of the time; Able to walk, climb, stand, turn, twist, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, lift at least 25 lbs, carry, finger, hold, talk, see with a good field of vision, and hear; Communicate on the telephone and directly with patients; read paperwork, printouts and computer screens; Requires manual dexterity sufficient to maintain files, operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and other small desk equipment and computer.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

1.    High school graduate or equivalent required.

2.    Satisfactory completion of one of the following: at least (2) years in Allied Health Education Program and (1) year on the job training in echocardiography, or completion of an approved echocardiography education program or significant experience in complex congenital heart lesions and surgical repairs.

3.    Extensive experience in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology sonography.  A history of working with a Pediatric Cardiology Specialist in the past is desired.

4.    Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

5.    Skilled in operating ultrasound equipment.

6.    Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

7.    Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.

8.    Demonstrates ability to communicate by reading, writing legibly, speaking and comprehending English effectively in order to carry out job requirements.

CERTIFICATE/LICENSE

1.    Maintain the appropriate credential in echocardiography from the ARDMS or CCI:

a.    Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)

b.    Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

2.    BLS required.

3.    Fetal echo registry - preferred or encouraged to have.

4.    Possess a current/valid registration certification in pediatric and/or adult echocardiography.

5.    Provide evidence of continuing education credits to fulfill accreditation requirements.

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in pediatric and pediatric cardiology sonography, preferably with a Pediatric Cardiologist.
  • Knowledge of cardiac ultrasound.
  • Ability to perform fetal echocardiography is preferred.


What makes working at Florida Hospital Medical Group special?  We recognize your investment in a health care career, and we are truly dedicated to your success.  We promote positive feedback as well as help you accomplish professional and personal goals. 

We hope you are interested to develop your healthcare career in our dynamic faith based organization.  Our Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ.  Our employees are welcomed to join our Spiritual Ambassador Program which highlights our dedication to each other and our community.

A Spiritual Ambassador is one who: Loves & Cares, Prays & Listens, Comforts & Supports and Encourages & Smiles.

While living our mission, Spiritual Ambassadors create a culture of caring within our practices through various activities. They minister to co-workers and patients, helping them experience trust, belonging and hope.

The size of Florida Hospital Medical Group offers you flexibility to explore different types of medical practices and gain valuable experience.  Florida Hospital Medical Group is closely linked with Florida Hospital, Centra Care and is under the Adventist Health Care system, which is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the nation.  

FHMG Recruitment Team is here to support your career search and goals.  Together, we can explore the many opportunities that fit your life.  We offer excellent working conditions that help you maintain a positive attitude and work/life balance.  We value wellness of mind, body and spirit of all our employees.

Our competitive benefits cover:

 

Health and Wellness:

-Health, Dental, and Vision

-Life, Disability, and Supplemental Insurance

-Cancer and Specified Diseases Plan

-Paid Days Off

-Creation Health Employee Program

-Tobacco-Free Campus

-Wellness Screenings

FINANCIAL Tools and Plans:

-Educational Assistance

-Retirement Plan

-Flexible Spending Accounts

-Direct Deposit

-Credit Union

Community Initiatives:

-Adopt a Family

-Backpacks for Kids

-Mission Trips

-Blood Drives

Additional Benefits:

-Employee Assistance Program

-Employee Discounts

-Various Onsite Services and Amenities

-Spiritual Ambassadors

-Service Awards

 

FLORIDA HOSPITAL MEDICAL GROUP IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TO ALL QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT WITHOUT REGARD FOR RACE, CREED, COLOR, SEX, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, HANDICAP, MARITAL STATUS, STATUS WITH REGARD TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, OR VETERAN STATUS, AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS, AND IS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE.



Position Location:  
Job:  Imaging
Organization:  Florida Hospital Medical Group
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Per Diem
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  Technical Certification
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Jul 30, 2018, 2:37:42 PM

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