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Providence Health & Services Core Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer - 0.0 FTE, Days in Spokane, Washington

Description:

Providence is calling a Core Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer (Pediatric Echo Cardiology, Days, 0.0 FTE, On-call) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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In this position you will:

  • Customer Service: Maintain and promote positive, open and honest interpersonal relationships with customers (physicians, employees, visitors, patients, and other SHMC publics). Provides high quality service to all customers; focuses on understanding customers’ needs and follows through. Demonstrates respect for the capabilities, different cultures and or personalities of co-workers and Medical Center publics within the mission/values of SHMC.

  • Communication: Promote and demonstrate effective, open and honest written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self Management: Demonstrate self-management behaviors, which reflect a positive image of SHMC, following established policies and procedures and promote an efficient, cost effective work environment.

  • Ownership /Stewardship and Accountability: Demonstrate good stewardship of resources by treating property of customers, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and co-workers with care and respect.

  • Teamwork: Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of staff and other disciplines for problem solving without blaming.

  • Flexibility: Demonstrate flexibility by readily adapting to different situations to complete work.

  • Maintain and implement the policies and procedures of PSHMC&CH and assigned departments within the scope of training/certification and established guidelines.

  • Independent generation of diagnostic quality echocardiographic studies through image acquisition, quantitative measurements, digital archival and structured reporting.

  • Instruct patient and family members regarding the examination process and utilizes age appropriate techniques to minimize patient discomfort and optimize image quality. Includes recommendations for sedation.

  • Maintain anatomic and physiologic knowledge base as it pertains to acquired and congenital heart disease, including a thorough understanding and rationale for cardiothoracic and interventional cardiac procedures.

  • Utilize all available imaging modalities, including but not limited to: m-mode, 2D, spectral Doppler, color Doppler, Doppler tissue imaging, 3D, contrast, stress and speckle tracking.

  • Maintain familiarity with all available imaging platforms and modalities in order to maintain quality and perform efficient data acquisition regardless of exam location, equipment and setting.

  • Maintain and organizes commonly used spaces, equipment and supply inventories. This includes cleaning and maintenance of imaging probes.

  • Independently determines the value and need for additional image views and measurements based on the patient, cardiac condition and specific exam concerns.

  • Develop and maintain fetal cardiac imaging skills for single and multiple gestation pregnancies which includes assessment for structural cardiac conditions, fetal arrhythmias, and other fetal conditions.

  • Performance and/or assistance in advance imaging modalities in the interventional cardiac catheterization lab or operating room. Assists in the performance of procedures including but not limited to pericardiocentesis, balloon atrial septostomy, device closure of atrial defects, and endomyocardial biopsy.

  • Communicate effectively with cardiologist, cardiothoracic surgeon and intensivist regarding preliminary findings.

  • Exhibit sound judgment, flexibility and critical thinking in the performance of STAT/emergent studies.

  • Utilize echo PACS system, reporting tools, and measurement package to generate preliminary congenital cardiac reports for all patient exams and modalities including: fetal, neonatal, child, adolescent and adult. Appropriate report placement and generation may include off site studies which are not a part of the core pediatric echo lab.

  • Participate in regular fetal/pediatric/adult congenital case discussion conferences. Assist providers in preparation of conference forms and preparation of multimodality conference images and data.

  • Maintain open communication with and provision of input to scheduling staff in order to efficiently optimize available imaging time slots to meet the needs of differing exam types, diagnosis and levels of urgency.

  • Support, monitor, and maintain all aspects of the pediatric echo lab quality control program (including ICAEL accreditation guidelines and standards).

  • Participate in a shared pediatric ON CALL schedule which meets the needs of SHMC and the pediatric echo lab. May cross cover with the adult cardiac lab ON CALL schedule as long as this does not conflict with the safe and efficient administration of primary pediatric echo responsibilities and coverage.

  • Participate in scheduled out of town satellite congenital cardiology clinics which includes travel, occasional overnight lodging, and driving. All other sonographer responsibilities apply.

  • Provide mentorship in the demonstration of solid echocardiographic techniques and principles to assist students, junior pediatric echo staff, or visiting sonographers in the development and maintenance of congenital imaging skills.

  • Under the direction and discretion of the Pediatric Medical Echo Director, sonographers may participate in research related imaging under the guidelines of defined research protocols.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate from a formal approved and accredited Cardiac Sonographer program.

  • 12 months of training/ evaluation will be required for fetal cardiology studies concurrently or successively at the discretion of the Medical Director of the Pediatric Echo Lab.

  • Board certification by the Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS) or Registry of Cardiac Sonographers (RCS).

  • Active registration/certification in Adult echo, Pediatric echo and Fetal echo (preferably all 3) within 2 years of employment date.

  • Includes maintenance of continuing medical education (CMEs) on an ongoing basis.

  • Must complete annual BLS course.

  • Acceptable references from former employer(s).

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they’ll find the care and comfort they need at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

https://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Ultrasound Technologist

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 296457

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