Echocardiography Sonographer - Echo Lab
Job location: Medical Center (Charlottesville, VA)
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-07-25
Relocation assistance available per UVA Medical Center policy. Please contact Monica Morgan at 434-243-9321 or [email protected] for additional information.
An Echocardiography Sonographer is a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Professional that is qualified by professional credentialing and academic and clinical experience to provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The scope of practice of the Cardiac Sonographer includes those procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience has demonstrated, competency and has completed the appropriate ARDMS or CCI certification which is the standard of practice in cardiac ultrasound.
- Demonstrates the cognitive skills required to perform comprehensive echocardiograph imaging.
- Demonstrates the technical skills and abilities required to perform comprehensive echocardiograph exams.
- Demonstrates knowledge, understanding and technical requirements for Contrast Echocardiography (LVO Doppler enhancement MCE shunt evaluation) and Agitated Saline.
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Education: Must meet the education requirement for Echocardiography Sonographer certification with either CCI or ARDMS; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
Experience: No experience required; 2 years relevant experience preferred
Licensure: RCS or RDCS with CCI or RCVT with ARDMS certification within 12 months of hire. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.
Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping and walking, driving (occasionally for outreach clinics); reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive); Repetitive motion: Manipulation of ultrasound transducer. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 100lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, radiation, and blood/body fluids disease.The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.