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ECHOCARDIOGRAPHER - CARDIOVASCULAR LAB

at Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Posted: 3/4/2020
Job Reference #: 12431

Job Description

Requisition ID
2019-12431
Category
Clinical Care-Cardiovascular
Location : Name
Presbyterian Hospital
Default: Location : City
Albuquerque
Default: Location : State/Province (Full Name)
New Mexico

Overview

Job Description
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
FTE: 1.000000
Exempt: No
Work Schedule: 10 Hour Days

*$7,500 Sign-on and relocation available

Summary:
Performs all types of adult Echo/Doppler studies on patients referred by physicians, including calculations and documentation of cardiac parameters for inclusion in appropriate report forms.

Responsibilities

*Performs all types of Echo/Doppler studies on patients referred by physicians, including calculations and documentation of cardiac parameters for inclusion in appropriate report forms.

*Maintains and documents communications with physician and nursing units regarding test results.

*Assists with employee schedules for staffing to include call as deemed by Supervisor.

*Attends section staff meetings and/or pertinent inservices, workshops, and seminars.

*Assists with section clerical duties including initiation and completion of reports and charges.

*Assists in cleaning, maintaining, and making purchase order recommendations for equipment and supplies for the unit.

*Learns and uses computerized patient information systems.

*Participates in and endorses the established PHS Policies and Procedures and guest relations programs.

-Performs other functions as required.

Qualifications

Other information:
*High school diploma required

*Certification in RDCS or CCI (RDCS preferred)

*Two to three years of cardiac ultrasound experience required.

* Must hold and maintain current New Mexico State Licensure under the New Mexico Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program.

Requires detailed knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and principles of ultrasound. In terms of what and how work is to be done as well as why it is done, this level includes interpretation of data. This staff member must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of patients served.

Ability to make decisions are varied but are usually confined to situations which are familiar. There are several defined alternative solutions available.

Ability to exercise judgment in selection of the order of work assignments to meet clearly established schedules. Unusual cases or schedule changes are often referred to the immediate supervisor for resolution.

Ability to stand/sit for long periods while performing ultrasound studies.

Ability to push ultrasound equipment throughout hospital for bedside testing.

Sonography Professionals and MRI Professionals must be in possession of a New Mexico medical imaging license on or before June 30, 2019 Applicants are encouraged to apply for their New Mexico medical imaging or radiation therapy license as soon as possible, instead of waiting for the June 30, 2019 deadline. Original certificates of licensure must be posted at each New Mexico place of employment prior to performing any non-ionizing diagnostic medical imaging procedures on or before July 1, 2019.

All applicants will need to complete the Application Form for Initial Licensure for Medical Imaging or Radiation Therapy form electronically and then print out the completed application form, which must be signed and dated because typed signatures will not be accepted. There is a check list in the application form which lists all the required supporting documents and the required fee amount that must be included within the application packet. Complete application packets must be mailed to the post office box address found in the application form, because the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is not able to accept electronic payments at this time. All checks and money orders must be paid to the order of NMED.

Education:

Essential: High School Diploma or GED

Credentials:
Nonessential:
* Reg Diag. Cardiac Sonographer
* Registered Cardiac Sonographer

Competencies and skills:
Nonessential:
* SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data
* SKILL-Microsoft Office
* Planning and coordinating organizational change
* Anticipating & Addressing Customer Needs
* Educating Employees, Customers & Transferring Knowledge
* Functioning as an Effective Contingent Member
* Acquiring & Applying Superior Skills to achieve Quality Outcomes
* Functioning as an Effective Team Member
* SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
* SKILL-Written communication

UPDATED: 10.26.19

Benefits


Benefits
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Free wellness programs
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
  • Continuing education and career development opportunities
  • Life insurance and short/long term disability programs

About Us
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.

Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.

We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.

About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.

Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.

New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.

AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.

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