ECHOCARDIOGRAPHER (TEMPORARY)

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on June 15, 2020
Req #: 175111
Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER - NORTHWEST - CARDIOLOGY
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Job Location Detail: UW Medical Center- NORTHWEST CAMPUS 
Posting Date: 07/02/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $37.27 - $54.18 Per Hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: May be required to work alternate shifts; including evenings, weekends, and holidays.  

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a FIRST SHIFT, PART TIME/TEMPORARY ECHOCARDIOGRAPHER. Under the direction of a cardiologist, the Echocardiographer performs cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) examinations accurately, independently, and efficiently.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Prepares patient and independently performs Echocardiography exams & procedures; performs 2-D, real time, M-Mode, Pulsed Doppler, color flow imaging, stress echocardiograms, dobutamine pharmacologic studies, TEE, bubble-contrast studies
  • Informs patients of exam procedure, and obtains necessary consent for stress tests, evaluates and assesses the patient's condition based upon information from the referring physician, medical records, and patient interview; selects appropriate instrumentation for the exam 
  • Assists physicians with special procedures
  • Transfers and positions patient safely and properly for examination, observes and monitors patient’s condition and reactions to exam
  • Produces technically acceptable radiographs in accordance with departmental procedures, selects proper technical factors,  reviews and evaluates digital images for technical quality
  • Prepares preliminary diagnosis / report for cardiologist, including anatomic and physiological data and diagnostic observations
  • Continually evaluates patient flow and work assignments, makes necessary adjustments, and prioritizes work effectively
  • Required to answer phones; assist in other areas (such as order entry, image library, scheduling, patient transport)
  • Sets up exam rooms, ensuring all necessary equipment and supplies are ready, inventories supplies and linens, cleans and tidies exam rooms, patient holding rooms, and wait rooms
     
    REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Completion of a two or four year program in Ultrasound that is accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Administration Branch of the American Medical Association, and includes a 12-month clinical internship (or equivalent program as determined by the Director of Diagnostic Imaging)
  • Coursework for echocardiography and related clinical externship
  • Currently registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), or registry eligible; registry must be obtained within 1 year of hire
  • Current BLS certification
  • 15 CME credits every three years

    DESIRED:
  • One year recent experience in a hospital or clinic as a sonographer strongly preferred.
  • At least 6 months training in stress echo and dobutamine studies preferred.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.