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Sanford Health Cardiac Sonographer | Echocardiology in Fargo, North Dakota

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Facility: Broadway Hospital
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 801 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
Shift: Varies
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Performs echocardiography tests/procedures in accordance with the American Society of Echocardiography standards. Prepares patients for exams by explaining procedures, transferring patients to the ultrasound table, applying gel, and positioning patients properly. Operates the ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape, and composition of blood, organs, tissues, or bodily masses, such as fluid accumulations. Performs the echocardiogram and oral and/or written preliminary summary of technical findings to interpreting physician for use in medical diagnosis.

Thoroughly understands the operation of the ultrasound machine and utilizes new sonographic technologies when needed. Performs routine cardiac ultrasound procedures in a clinic, hospital, and mobile sites depending on location. Interacts professionally and effectively with fellow health care professionals. Assists in the submission and /or maintenance of Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accreditation when necessary.

Supervises or trains students and cardiac sonographers as needed. Adheres to safety and infection control policies established by Sanford. Adheres to established internal standards and procedures abstracted from Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPPA).

Additionally, based on the facility, some Sanford markets/facility sites may expand job responsibilities to include ultrasonography.

Department Details

Advanced lab

We are a very advanced lab that offers many opportunities in the world of echo. Below are a few things we experience on a daily basis.

• 3D imaging – both TTE and TEE

• Strain imaging

• Pediatric echo

o 5 pediatric cardiologists

o Fetal echo

o Experience all major congenital abnormalities

o Outreach clinic to various locations via airplane with same day departure/arrival

• Structural heart opportunity

o We are involved in many different structural heart procedures and offer the most advanced imaging including 3D TTE and 3D TEE. Below are the procedures we are involved in:

 TAVR procedures

 LAA occlusion Procedures

 Mitral Clip procedures

 PFO closures

• Intracardiac echo

• Adult outreach opportunities

Machines

We use a variety of machines with the majority being Philips along with a few GE machines. Machines include:

• Philips Epic CVx

• Philips Epic 7

• Philips Affinity

• Philips CX50

• Philips IE33

• GE Vivid 7

• GE Vivid E9

• GE Vivid E95

Schedule

We offer various 8 hour shifts with the earliest starting at 6:30 a.m. and the latest starting at 9:30 a.m. Due to the size of the lab, only 1 weekend of call in a six week period along with 3 weekdays of call. We do a “self-schedule’ so you pick your weekend/weekday call shift as well as the majority of your schedule

Qualifications

Graduate from an accredited two-year Cardiac Ultrasound Program or a minimum of one year equivalent work experience or an allied health certificate/diploma preferred.

Credentialed with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), or registry eligible is required within 6 – 18 months of hire. Unique situations may be reviewed.

If working in North Dakota and performing medical imaging or radiation therapy procedures, licensure through the North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (NDMIRT) Board is required.

For employees who provide outreach mobile services, maintenance of a valid driver’s license and good driving record is required. This may include passenger on flights and occasional overnight stays at assigned sites. Employees are held to the Sanford category driver's license policy and medical guidelines when applicable for job duties.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within six weeks of employment and re-certification as necessary is required.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Job Function: Allied Health
Req Number: R-32017
Featured: No