Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer II – Echo – Orlando – Per Diem

  • Adventist Health System
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Apr 25, 2018

Job Description

Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer II - PRN - Echo Cardiology - Orlando - Per Diem
Orlando seeks to hire Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer II - PRN who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Department Profile:
Cardiovascular Institute (houses 8 unique units) A hallmark of this campus is the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute, which has set the standard for the early detection and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and disorders since 1967. Our cardiology team treats more than 25,000 individuals for chest pain and performs more than 1,700 cardiac procedures each year. We are third in the country, and first in the state for the number of open-heart surgeries performed. The critical care team also handles other specialized procedures, such as valve repair/replacement, heart remodeling, ascending and descending aortic aneurysms, and arterial fibrillation ablations.

Work Hours/Shifts:

Job Summary:
The Cardiovascular Ultrasound CVUS Sonographer II independently performs all ultrasound exams per his/her registries. The cardiovascular ultrasound procedures may be performed on patients that range from neonate through gerontology age. The CVUS sonographer takes ownership of the department and work areas as well as assists physicians and hospital staff when necessary. The CVUS Sonographer also participates in the Florida Hospital performance improvement program and performs additional duties as requested. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • Basic ECG knowledge
  • Ability to use independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative
  • Basic Microsoft Outlook computer skills
  • Ability to function independently with little or no supervision
  • Ability to read, write legibly in English and perform basic mathematics skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to treat patients with age appropriateness
  • Based upon registry credentials, ability to adequately perform sonographic exams as written in Florida Hospital published cardiovascular protocols
  • Ability to utilize the measurement package on the ultrasound systems and optimize all acquired diagnostic images
  • Two years of experience in a hospital cardiovascular ultrasound department (Preferred)
  • Transcranial Doppler (TCD) exam experience (Preferred)
  • Experience with Philips Ultrasound systems (Preferred)
  • American Heart Association® Healthcare Provider (Preferred)
  • Cerner electronic medical records (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • Must possess two of the following registry certifications (one from each category):
  • Echocardiography
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) AND
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) or
  • Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS)
  • Diagnostic Sonographer Credentialing Accepted from:
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
  • Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
  • Quality Performs ultrasound exams per registry in accordance with established and accepted industry-wide published guidelines, as well as within the CVUS departmental protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) Utilizes knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to Cardiovascular Ultrasound. Utilizes knowledge of ultrasonic physics Optimizes all ultrasound images with utilization of the Ultrasound System capabilities
  • Effective and Efficient Care Completes exams in a timely manner Works as a team member to provide the best patient care Explains exams to patients in a way they can understand Offers additional assistance to patients as warranted Fulfills required scheduled call duty assignments and responds to facility and starts exam within 60 minutes of notification
  • Assessment Accesses all available pertinent patient information as it pertains to the exam ordered including, but not limited to: exam appropriateness, progress notes and/or consults found in patient's chart, patient history, previous diagnostic exam images and/or reports, documented signs and symptoms for exam Adapts all exams to each patient's medical situation obtaining all available necessary information for proper interpretation Performs ongoing monitoring of the patient while their ultrasound exam is in progress
  • Documentation Accurately documents pertinent information to aid in exam interpretation by reading physician Completes task list and enters charges as necessary Documents communication with hospital staff and physicians as it pertains to exam
  • Safety Maintains patient confidentiality Ensures performing exam on correct patient by following the two patient identifiers of name and date of birth Follows hospital Infection Prevention and Hand Washing policies and procedures. Utilizes appropriate PPE during cleaning and high-level disinfection of trans-esophogeal echocardiogram (TEE) transducers
  • Communication Follows Florida Hospital Compassion Behaviors and Image Standards Communicates and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams. Keeps lead sonographer, supervisor and manager informed and seeks assistance from appropriate individuals when confronted with complicated procedures to ensure safe and effective patient care. Receives instructions and guidance from the lead sonographer, supervisor and manager and is compliant with special requests as situations dictate Attends all mandatory department meetings
  • Process Improvement Supports and assists with data collection for process improvement while understanding the department performance trends and established standards Participates in department PI and Gallup-based action planning and patient satisfaction initiatives
  • Professional Growth Learns new clinical skills as the department needs and demands change Provides documentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) when asked Participates in aiding fellow sonographers, students, and interns through direction and teaching

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer II opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer, Cardiovascular Ultrasound