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Cardiac Sonographer II

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Company: Allina

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted: April 16, 2014

Source: Allina

Introduction

Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities with a longstanding tradition of compassionate care and service; centers of excellence in cardiovascular care, oncology, neuroscience, orthopedics and obstetrics; and leadership in education and clinical research. Located in Minneapolis, Minn., Abbott Northwestern is a 633-bed hospital. Its 5,330 employees and 1,586 physicians care for nearly 370,000 patients ...

Introduction

Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities with a longstanding tradition of compassionate care and service; centers of excellence in cardiovascular care, oncology, neuroscience, orthopedics and obstetrics; and leadership in education and clinical research. Located in Minneapolis, Minn., Abbott Northwestern is a 633-bed hospital. Its 5,330 employees and 1,586 physicians care for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital is proud to be recognized as an ANCC Magnet Hospital.

An established, award-winning Electronic Medical Record is utilized.

Responsibilities

* Perform cardiac diagnostic imaging for echo and stress echo

Education

* AA, AAS or BS in cardiac ultrasound from an accredited healthcare program

Qualifications

Experience

* 3 years performing adult echo and 2 years stress echo

Skills

* Knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
* Ability to document a written preliminary summary of technical findings, using all modalities of cardiac exam
* Competency to perform stress/dobutamine stress echo, independently
* Ability to determine the need for use of contrast agents in stress study, and the exclusion criteria for the use of definity
* Knowledge of what valvular screening is mandatory before performing stress/dobutamine studies for patient safety
* Implement appropriate infection control precautions
* Understand basic ultrasound physics
* Identify a life-threatening situation and carry out emergency care
* Maintain semiannual BLS certification
* Ability to work independently and serve as an ambassador for Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Licensure/Certifications

* BLS
* Driver's license
* Medical terminology
* RDCS required

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule

**Physical location of position: MHI mobile outreach Chaska/Edina**

* Full time position
* 40 hour per week
* Day shift
* Work schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
* No weekends
* Non-contract

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

* Located in Minneapolis
* Population = 380,000
* Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine St. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living Magazine Star Tribune

Closing Statement

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA

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