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, FULL-TIME VARIABLE DAYS, ECHOCARDIOGRAPHER. Under the direction of a cardiologist, the Echocardiographer performs cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) examinations accurately, independently, and efficiently.
• 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
• 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
L-RDCS | REG DIAG CARDIAC SONOGRAPHER - American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
• 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.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.
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