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Northern Light Health Cardiac Sonographer II in Bangor, Maine

Job Description Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Department: Echocardiology Position is located: Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Work Type: Full Time - 40 hours FTE: 1.00 Work Schedule: Variable The Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Heart Center provides a full spectrum of services ranging from prevention education to cardiothoracic surgery. The fully accredited Echo Lab performs over 18,000 adult echo procedures annually including: transthoracic, transesophageal, intra-operative transesophageal, stress, and contrast enhanced studies in Bangor, Maine. This is an interesting and rewarding position as the cardiac sonographers are responsible for performing quality diagnostic and interventional echocardiographic studies using advanced technology such as live 3D quantification and speckle tracking. Exams are conducted in the operative, critical care, and out-patient settings. The echo lab provides imaging for a cardio-oncology program and a structural heart disease clinic that includes catheter-based interventions. Summary: 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. In alignment with the mission and vision of Eastern Maine Medical Center, the Cardiac Sonographer will: •Perform proper patient preparation and education which may begin prior to the patient arrival •Collaborate professionally and effectively with members of the interdisciplinary care team, providing safe, quality, efficient patient care across the lifespan, with particular attention to the patient's age-related cognitive, emotional, physical, and functional needs •Be knowledgeable of age specific protocols •Be flexible to cover a variety of shifts with weekend, holiday and non-restricted call duties required as needed •Adhere to hospital policy and professional standards of practice •Must have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills and be a demonstrated team player. Must demonstrate reliability and accountability to team members and patients Competencies and skills: Essential: • Adult Echo Experience in the/an Echo Lab • Earn and maintain Current BLS Certification • Demonstrated strong knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology. Basic EKG interpretation skills and arrhythmia detection • Creates structured reports as needed • Ensures there is a valid written physician order for the exam • Places pre-appointment calls to patients the day prior to exam, confirms the appointment with the patient, answers any questions the patient may have • Learns and maintains core skills, meets all expectations, and performs all functions within the Cardiac Sonographer's Scope of Practice Essential Education: • Associates Degree, Certification from an Accredited allied health program that is focused on cardiac ultrasound or met Certification requirements through clinical hours and is registry eligible Working conditions: Must be able to meet the physical demands of the unit: lift 10 lbs. with one hand; push and pull heavy computers & equipment on wheels; push wheelchairs/stretchers with 300+ pound patients; lift 50 pounds without assistance; maintain a high volume of stooping, bending, lifting, pulling, reaching and twisting; stretch, reach, and retrieve equipment from carts and shelving and bend to reach equipment placed below knee level; possess upper body strength, agility and lung capacity necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Ability to stand for long periods of time; ability to wear protective equipment and to pass respiratory protection fit testing; able to perform various sensory requirements such as visual and color acuity, speech, smell, touch, manual dexterity, fine motor skills and hearing in order to perform job duties accurately; able to physically operate various computer systems. Position Cardiac Sonographer II Location US:ME:Bangor Req ID 3899