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Cardiac Sonographer - Commitment Bonus Eligible - New Grads Welcome!

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together. -About Duke University Hospital -Pursue your passion for caring with Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which is consistently ranked among the best in the United States and is the number one hospital in North Carolina, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke University Hospital is the largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and features 1048 patient beds, 65 operating rooms, as well as comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center, an endo-surgery center, and more.***This position is eligible for $10,000 Sign-on bonus, Relocation Assistance available *** -We are seeking a -Cardiac Sonographer -to join the Duke University Hospital, Cardiac Diagnostic Unit. This is a large, academically focused, team-oriented echo lab. We support professional growth with opportunities for education, leadership, research and advanced technologies. At Duke Health we provide exceptional care utilizing innovative technology to meet the ever-changing needs of our patients. We treat the full range of heart disease, which means our cardiac sonographers have ample opportunity to perform an array of sonography procedures such as transthoracic echocardiograms, stress and pharmacological echocardiograms, transesophageal echocardiograms and advanced procedures including 3D and strain imaging. -Occ SummaryPerform daily clinical operations of Echocardiography including performing Echocardiograms and entering preliminary interpretation. -Work Performed

  • Demonstrates proficiency by performing routine and emergency echocardiograms, including but not limited to 2-dimensional, 3- dimensional, Doppler, Transesophageal, and Stress Echo, as requested by physician and in accordance with standard practices.
  • Provides echocardiography service at all necessary locations, working variable shifts, weekends, and providing emergent call coverage as scheduled.
  • Operate equipment necessary to perform all required procedures. Maintain equipment in working order, making minor adjustments and repairs. Perform routine cleaning, preventive maintenance, and report any equipment malfunction to echo lab manager.
  • Analyze patient's medical record to obtain history of symptoms and necessary information for performance of diagnostic procedures.
  • Prepares preliminary reports for review and interpretation by Cardiologist, including comparison of previous studies.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities; evaluate procedure results for technical quality and accuracy; maintain appropriate logs, files, and records.
  • Assist in the reaccreditation process and quality improvement program for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography (IAC-Echo).
  • Maintain confidentiality of patients, employees and corporation-related activities.
  • Instruct students, fellows, nurses, or health personnel as requested.
  • Attends Echo Lab Meetings, participates in Echo related conferences through attendance, ensuring continuing education and professional growth.
  • Cultivates a collaborative and cooperative work environment within department. -Minimum QualificationsEducationGraduate of an accredited formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiovascular Technology Program is required (may substitute with ARDMS or CCI certification on or before December 31, 2000). -ExperienceNone required beyond above education/certification requirements. Level I - Must obtain ARDMS or CCI certifications Echocardiography as required by each entity within 18 months of employment. Level II - Minimum of two years' experience as a Sonographer. Level III - A minimum of four years' experience (within specialty modality) in which they are seeking promotion.Degrees, Licensures, CertificationsARDMS/CCI Certification in Echocardiography. - Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. - Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. - Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department. -

Keywords: Duke Health, Durham , Cardiac Sonographer - Commitment Bonus Eligible - New Grads Welcome!, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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