Cardiac Ultrasound Technician II

Full-Time
Day Shift
Department
Heart Station - CC
Shift Details
Day Shift, Monday-Friday; 8:00a-4:30p, on call rotation
Job ID
wd-JR107468
Posted

Cardiac Ultrasound Technician II

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Summary

Operates cardiac ultrasound equipment and performs high quality cardiac ultrasound imaging (echocardiography) to be used for inpatient and outpatient diagnostic evaluation of chamber measurements, blood flow characteristics, and cardiac function of the heart.

Job Duties

  • Performs high quality Transthorasic and Stress Echocardiography imaging studies per protocol on adult and geriatric patient population including the knowledge of transducer selection, equipment knobology for optimal image, and the knowledge/ability to perform all measurements, per protocol. Performs the patient meet/greet (confirm ID and order), reviews history and supporting clinical data for optimum diagnostic results, conducts patient prep (explain procedure, answer questions, take BP, apply electrodes), monitors patient wellbeing during test to recognize potential medical problems and takes action, and develops documentation (including Technical Sonographer Report).
  • Provides fellow colleague/new hire, student, intern and/or Fellow proctoring/training.
  • Participates in echocardiography performance improvement initiatives and contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives; adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards.
  • Communicates appropriately, respectfully, and clearly to directors, managers, and colleagues. Accepts direction as provided.
  • Communicates, notifies, and follows-up on equipment failures and/or maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma/GED with Cardiac Ultrasound on-the-job training and with registry and >5 years experience or
  • Technical School Diploma successful graduation from Cardiac Ultrasound program and registry within a year of hire
  • Less than 1 year experience performing adult cardiac ultrasound
  • Knowledge of cardiac ultrasound physics and cardiac anatomy & physiology.
  • Skill to use various ultrasound machine makes and models and perform settings and knobology for optimal images.
  • Skill to prioritize patient care and use critical thinking.
  • Ability to demonstrate eye-hand coordination, mechanical, and analytical aptitude.
  • Ability to (physically) position patients for optimal images and transport ultrasound equipment (portable testing).
  • Ability to support a patient in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to self-transport to multiple facilities as needed and to ensure prompt start time.
  • Performs outpatient and Inpatient testing (depending on work location).
  • Assists physicians with "invasive" procedures such as TEE, Watchman, TAVR, Etc.
  • Perform echocardiography study on the neonate, pediatric, and adolescent adult patient population (in addition to the adult and geriatric patient populations).
  • Accepts "On Call" duties as assigned in a regularly rotating "On-Call" Schedule; works assigned "call weekend" as needed
  • Performs echocardiograms on patients identified as "High Risk."
  • Performs portable echo on appropriate patients unable to travel to Heart Station.
  • Ability to self-transport to multiple facilities as necessary to meet required start time.
  • RDCS-Reg Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer ARDMS - State of Pennsylvania within 1 Year or
  • RCS - Registered Cardiac Sonographer CCI - State of Pennsylvania within 1 Year
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support - State of Pennsylvania within 30 Days

Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate’s Degree Cardiac Ultrasound program and registry or
  • Bachelor’s Degree Cardiac Ultrasound program and registry

Physical Demands

Lift and carry 40-50 lbs. Examples: Push/pull patients on bed, stretcher (requires 29 lbs. push force), lateral transfers up to 50 lbs. of the patient's weight. Frequent to continuous standing/walking. Patient transporters can walk 8-10 miles per shift. *Patient care providers may be required to perform activities specific to their role including kneeling, bending, squatting and performing CPR.

Job Description Disclaimer: This position description provides the major duties/responsibilities, requirements and working conditions for the position. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, however management reserves the right to revise or change as necessary to meet organizational needs. Other responsibilities may be assigned when circumstances require.

Influenza vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all colleagues unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice. Applicants possessing a medical marijuana card will not be considered for safety sensitive positions.


Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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About LVHN

LVHN hospitals in the Lehigh Valley are the only hospitals in the region to have received Magnet® recognition five consecutive times since 2002. This prestigious recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center demonstrates our commitment to nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. LVHN is home to five clinical institutes. Each serve as a hub for innovation, collaboration and education. Our institutes include Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute and Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. LVHN is also home to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children's Hospital, which is the only children's hospital in the region. This hospital gives our community access to more than 30 pediatric specialties, Children's ExpressCARE locations and a dedicated Children's ER.

We've been consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in the region and among the best in the state. We're also Great Place to Work-Certified™, which means an overwhelming majority of our colleagues have a positive experience at LVHN.

These designations tell you that LVHN is a great place to work from hire to retire. If you are someone who aligns with LVHN's core values - Compassion, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence – you will have a rewarding and successful career here.

Vaccination Requirements

Individuals are required to adhere to all LVHN vaccination policies in effect at the time of hire. Employees will be subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Please note that safety sensitive positions cannot test positive for marijuana or its metabolites, medical or otherwise.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.

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