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Cardiac Sonographer

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC152244583
Company Name
Northern Light Health
Physical Address

Bangor, ME 04402
Job Description

The *EMMC Echocardiography Lab *has full-time opportunities for
*
Staff Cardiac Sonographer.*


The EMMC Heart Center provides a full spectrum of services ranging from
prevention education to cardiothoracic surgery. The Cardiac
Sonographer
is responsible for performing diagnostic-quality
echocardiographic studies in a fast paced environment. This is achieved
through order verification, patient identification, use and maintenance
of equipment, imaging according to policies and protocols,
interpretation of findings and creating a preliminary report.

We see patients primarily between 07:30 to 18:00 with staggered shifts
extending from 06:30 to 23:00. Weekend, holiday and call coverage as
needed. Flexibility is preferred for staffing to volume (patient
workload)

The IAC accredited Echo Lab conducts over 12,000 procedures annually
including adult and pediatric transthoracic, transesophageal,
intra-operative transesophageal, stress, and contrast enhanced studies
at three locations in Bangor, Maine. Our pediatric team also provides
outreach services to northern Maine one day per month. This takes a
Cardiologist and Echo to populations that would not have access
otherwise.

Qualifications

Qualified Sonographer/Ultrasound candidates must be RDCS / RCS
registered or registry eligible. Prior experience in the clinical
setting, as a cardiac sonographer is preferred. Other skills required:
knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiolo9gy and hemodynamics; knowledge of
ultrasound and imaging physics; basic EKG interpretation and arrhythmia
detection. Strong communication skills and the ability to work
effectively with technical and medical staff is a must. Flexibility is
desired.

Physical Requirements: Must possess the degree of total body strength
and flexibility necessary to move equipment and assist with patient
positioning and transport – the ability to assist patients with limited
mobility or those requiring total care. Ability to reach items on the
floor, reach objects overhead to a height of 5 feet above ground level
and reach across a stretcher to a distance of 25 inches Ability to lift
a minimum of 45 lbs. to a height of 3 feet above ground level Ability to
push non-motorized equipment weighing up to 465 lbs. throughout the
hospital as necessary Ability to stand 85% of the time and average 3
miles of walking per 8-hour shift Must possess the degree of manual
dexterity required to manipulate large and small objects, use a computer
keyboard and to operate equipment

Visual acuity and color vision is required to observe the patient and
discern information from electronic monitors, patient charts, ID bands
and other printed documents

Working Environment: Indoor work 100% of the time in low-light
conditions. Exposure to noise at varying levels, varying temperatures,
and strong odors at times. Exposure to potentially hazardous materials,
blood and high risk body fluids and patients with communicable diseases


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