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Echosonographer I - Allentown, PA (2k sign-on bonus)

Allentown, PA, US, 18104

​Location: LOC_ALLNTWN-Allentown 

Req ID: 218871

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

 

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Job Summary

This role performs various modalities of cardiac ultrasound including transthoracic echo, stress echo, and assistance in transesophageal echo.

 

This role is also accountable for the preparation of preliminary interpretation reports, billing procedures, study transmittal and coverage of satellite sites.

 

Advancement will be based on the demonstration of ability, performance and knowledge of complex pathology and lesions.

 

This position is Monday - Friday, day shift, NO on-call requirements and provides pediatric echo training. 

 

 

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including:

 

  • Starting hourly rate $40.00 + sign-on bonus OR relocation assistance bonus

 

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage

 

  • Retirement Savings Program

 

  • Paid Time Off

 

  • Tuition Reimbursement

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform echocardiograms in accordance with lab standards while meeting daily volume expectations.  Responds to emergent exams is a timely manner.  Follows department workflows for reporting, billing and standard daily performance.
  • Ensures patient care is provided in clean, safe, quiet, and secure environment. Renders excellent patient care to patients and families.  All hospital related interactions are courteous and confidential and in accordance with HIPPAA regulations. Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to deliver developmental and age-appropriate care to patients.
  • Participates in staff meetings, research studies, quality assurance activities and working groups.  Cooperates and assists in obtaining institutional, divisional and departmental initiatives and goals.
  • Assists in the teaching of students, fellows and new technicians.
  • Follows the policies, procedures and cost-control standards of the hospital as well as department specific policies and procedures.
  • May be asked to travel to other locations

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer [RDCS] in pediatric echocardiography from ARDMS or Registered Cardiac Sonographer [RCS or RCCS] from CCI within one (1) year of placement into the role.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:

  • High School Diploma/GED

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:

  • Graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs [CAAHEP] accredited cardiovascular program.

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Two (2) years of pediatric echocardiography experience.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of the principles of ultrasound physics and instrumentation of ultrasound systems.
  • Basic knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathology.
  • Basic knowledge of tranthoracic echocardiography.
  • Basic proficiency in operation of ultrasound equipment and digital reporting software.
  • Ability to travel to multiple work locations

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.  Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.
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