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Cardiac Sonographer

Requisition #: 207304
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Allied Health/Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Jan. 14, 2020

Position Summary:

Cardiac Sonographer I performs an extensive range of cardiac ultrasound studies in the clinical and research settings at various locations. Examinations may include Transthoracic, Exercise, and Pharmacologic Stress Echocardiograms, special procedures including but not limited to echo guided myocardial biopsied, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy studies, and additional procedures as dictated by research protocols and clinical trials. The Cardiac Sonographer I works closely with the Staff Sonographers, Level II and III, Medical Staff, and Investigators to insure all exams are completed according to established policies and procedures. This position will also include clinical instructor responsibilities to the JHH Ultrasound students, and Cardiology Fellows in the Echo Lab.

Knowledge:

Strong knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and cardiac disease. Requires knowledge of medical terminology. Strong knowledge of physic of ultrasound and how this relates to image acquisition. Knowledge of how various disease effects cardiac function.

Education:

Graduation from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Program (CAAHEP) – accredited Diagnostic ultrasound program required. Additional clinical experience or credentials may be considered in lieu of some education.

Work Experience:

Successful completion of a CAAHEP accredited Diagnostic program required. Experience as a Cardiac Sonographer in a hospital based environment or additional experience as a vascular technologist is desirable.

Shift:

Day, Casual (Less than 20 hours)

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Weekend work required

Non-Exempt

Work Location:

JHH, 600 N. Wolf Street

Skills:

Advanced sonographic skills are necessary to obtain and document a complete examination or research protocol. High level analytical ability is needed to obtain appropriate images and required measurements for a diagnostic echocardiogram. Interpersonal and communications skills are necessary to provide technical guidance and instruction for cardiac ultrasound interns, clinical and research fellows, and attending physicians. Strong eye/hand coordination skills are required, along with high visual acuity. Ability to proficiently describe significant clinical findings or developments in research subjects in a timely and comprehensive manner. .Must be able to perform a transthoracic echocardiograms in a 45min time slot in an outpatient setting.

Required Licensure, Certification:

Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by Cardiac Credentialing International (CCI) is required. Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) preferred but not required.

Working Conditions:

Possible exposure to communicable disease and hazardous materials, with little likelihood of harm, when established health and safety precautions are followed.

Work may require the use of lab coats, uniforms and/or protective clothing including gowns, gloves, masks and eye gear.

Position requires the ability to lift and assist the patient on and off the examination table and to maneuver the patient into proper positioning to obtain diagnostic results.

Position requires the ability to move and lift up to 50 pounds of supplies or equipment as needed. Additionally, the ability to move the ultrasound unit for portable examinations and patient room furniture will be mandatory.

Position will require travel to another Johns Hopkins facility as assigned

Required visual acuity

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Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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