Cardiac Sonographer - Duke Hospital Clinic

Job description

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Location: Candidate will be rotating to different clinics

General Description
Perform daily clinical operations of Echocardiography including performing Echocardiograms, entering preliminary interpretation, covering all sites and shifts including call coverage. We are seeking a Cardiac Sonographer to provide patient and provider support by using ultrasound imaging technologies to aid in diagnosing and treating cardiac conditions.

We Invite you to Apply If:
• You are compassionate, patient, and have top notch interpersonal skills needed to effectively explain procedures and walk patients through diagnostic imaging processes.
• You are detail oriented, conscientious and take pride in ensuring accuracy in your work.
• You are collaborative and excited to be part of a care team.
• Have interest in opportunity for growth through a clinical ladder.

Job Duties
• Demonstrates proficiency by performing routine and urgent echocardiograms, including but not limited to 2-dimensional, 3- dimensional, Doppler, and Stress Echocardiogram, as requested by physician and in accordance with standard practices.
• Ability to thoroughly, and efficiently, evaluate pathology following current guidelines (American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), American College of Cardiology (ACC), etc.).
• Assist in the reaccreditation process and quality improvement program for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography (IAC-Echo).
• Analyze patient’s medical record to obtain history of symptoms and necessary information for performance of diagnostic procedures.
• Communicates technical and patient care related information according to established processes and timelines
• Respond to patient questions about procedures and equipment prior to starting the imaging process.
• Operate equipment necessary to perform all required procedures and to obtain optimal diagnostic recording; utilize ancillary devices such as selected transducers, digital networking system, off-line analysis systems as indicated.
• Attends required staff meetings and ensures ensuring continuing education requirements met to support professional growth and certification.

Minimum Qualifications


Graduate of an accredited formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiovascular Technology Program is required (may substitute with ARDMS certification on or before December 31, 2000).


None required beyond above education/certification requirements. Level I - Must obtain ARDMS or CCI certifications Echocardiography as required by each entity within 18 months of employment. Level II - Minimum of two years' experience as a Sonographer. Level III - A minimum of four years' experience (within specialty modality) in which they are seeking promotion.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

ARDMS/CCI Certification in Echocardiography.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time