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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer-Pediatric Cardiology, Full Time, Capitol Hill(231792)

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Company: Kaiser Permanente

Location: Washington, DC

Date Posted: July 3, 2014

Source: Kaiser Permanente

Description

Perform cardiac ultrasound examinations such as 2D echo, doppler, stress, dobutamine, and other echocardiographic tests of pediatric patients as requested by referring physicians.

Essential Functions:
• Obtains pertinent clinical information from patient, medical chart, and/or physician using accepted standard techniques.
• Communicates purpose and procedures related to the ultrasound test to the guardians and/or patient and comforts/reassures guardians and/or patient about the examination.
• Performs 2D echo, Doppler, stress, and other echocardiographic examinations to provide anatomic and physiologic data for physician's review.
• Notifies physician of patient distress and/or severe abnormal readings.
• Provides assistance and training in the Echocardiograph Laboratory and maintains appropriate training documentation materials.
• Participates in the development of effective Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) activities to improve quality of care.
• Performs other related duties as directed.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
• One (1) year of experience in pediatric ultrasound procedures/equipment, CW Doppler, and ...

Description

Perform cardiac ultrasound examinations such as 2D echo, doppler, stress, dobutamine, and other echocardiographic tests of pediatric patients as requested by referring physicians.

Essential Functions:
• Obtains pertinent clinical information from patient, medical chart, and/or physician using accepted standard techniques.
• Communicates purpose and procedures related to the ultrasound test to the guardians and/or patient and comforts/reassures guardians and/or patient about the examination.
• Performs 2D echo, Doppler, stress, and other echocardiographic examinations to provide anatomic and physiologic data for physician's review.
• Notifies physician of patient distress and/or severe abnormal readings.
• Provides assistance and training in the Echocardiograph Laboratory and maintains appropriate training documentation materials.
• Participates in the development of effective Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) activities to improve quality of care.
• Performs other related duties as directed.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
• One (1) year of experience in pediatric ultrasound procedures/equipment, CW Doppler, and related anatomy/pathological conditions of and related to the heart required.
Education
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Completion of an ARDMS accredited or equivalent program in ultrasound technology required.
License, Certification, Registration
• Current certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) in Pediatrics - OR - current certification, RCS, RCCS or RVS, by Cardiovascular International (CCI) AND Pediatric certification by ARDMS required within one (1) year of hire.
• BLS certification.

Additional Requirements:
• N/A.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Fetal experience preferred.

Primary Location
: District of Columbia-Washington DC-Capitol Hill Medical Center 700 2nd St. NE Scheduled Hours (1-40): 40 Shift: Day Working Days: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30am Working Hours End: 5:00pm

Schedule
: Full-time

Job Type
: Standard

Employee Status
: Regular Employee Group: OPEIU - Local 2

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

Job
: Imaging / Radiology Public Department Name: Pediatric Sub Specialties

Travel
: Yes, 5 % of the Time Job Eligible for Benefits: Yes

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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