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Echosonographer I

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 20604

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Responsible for performing any combination of the following under the close supervision of either a cardiac sonographer II, program director or staff attending physician: ultrasonic imaging, providing preliminary interpretation, assisting in transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiography, and monitoring the patient’s cardiopulmonary status for the duration of the examination. The sonographer must demonstrate the ability and aptitude to function independently as a Cardiac Sonographer II before being eligible to upgrade to a Cardiac Sonographer II. Responsible for the overall maintenance of the medical equipment in the echo lab and its ancillary sites as well as completion of echocardiograms, preliminary interpretation and complete billing procedures. These tasks are performed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the laboratories and the direction of the Program Director of the echo lab.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs echocardiograms, provides preliminary interpretations, and completes all forms and billing.
  • Responsible for the well-being of the patient.
  • Able to work with technical staff in maintaining medical equipment.
  • Assists with receptionist duties when needed.
  • Keeps abreast of new technologies.

 

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) in pediatric echocardiography from ARDMS and/or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS or RCCS) from CCI or must be registry eligible.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Graduate of a CAAHEP accredited cardiovascular program.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Associates in Cardiovascular Science.  

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.
  • Entry level proficiency in operation of ultrasound equipment and digital reporting software.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

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Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 

Email:TalentAcquisition@email.chop.edu

 

 

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