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Cardiac Sonographer

Company: Banner Health
Location: Fallon
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Fallon, NevadaDepartment Name: Radiology-Diagnostic-HospWork Shift: DayJob Category:Clinical CareInnovation and highly trained staff. Our Medical Imaging team members play a critical role in ensuring the best care for our patients. Join a nationally recognized leader that values excellence and begin making a difference in people's lives. -Banner Health has been recognized by Becker's Healthcare as one of the 150 top places to work in health care. In addition, we recently made Newsweek's list of America's Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity. -These recognitions reflect Banner Health's investment in team members' professional development, wellness benefits, and continued education. It highlights our commitment to advocating for diversity in the workplace, promoting work-life balance, and boosting employee engagement. -Fallon is surrounded by wide-open spaces, internationally known wetlands, historic Pony Express trails, state parks, hiking opportunities, and places to go off-road. Play outdoors for a while then come back into town for some indoor, Nevada-style fun, great dinner, and entertainment. -Since 1996, Banner Churchill Community Hospital has served the rural community and provided the highest quality care to our patients, who are friends and family in Churchill County and beyond -As a Cardiac Sonographer, you would be working independently in the hospital setting, covering outpatient, inpatient and the ER. This is a PRN position covering shifts Monday - Friday 7AM-3:30 PM and a way to get your foot in the door with Banner Health at Churchill Community Hospital!Find your path in health care. - At Banner Health, caring for people is at the core of all we do. - We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. - If that sounds like something, you want to be a part of - apply today! -Should you have any questions, please contact Mia Frahry at - or call (602) 747-2595Located in Fallon, Nev., Banner Churchill Community Hospital is a 25-bed licensed hospital offering the most comprehensive array of medical services in rural northern Nevada. We provide comprehensive and emergency care, including an ambulance service that covers more than 5,900 square miles. This makes us one of only two hospital-operated paramedic/EMT/EMS providers in northern Nevada. Our location in Fallon - a short drive from both Reno and Lake Tahoe - offers a wealth of lifestyle advantages, including rustic, rural charm, along with a recreational wonderland of outdoor sports, such as boating, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, horseback riding and off-roading.POSITION SUMMARYThis position, acting as a specialized ultrasound technologist, aids in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions in patients, playing a central role in detecting issues related to the heart, including heart malfunctions and in supporting the physicians as they develop diagnosis and treatment plans.CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Performs procedures by following and verifying referring providers' orders. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures. - Oversees Heart Clinic echocardiographic services, ensuring quality of performance. - Accountable for the oversight and application of scanning protocols and quality measures, following the guidelines of ASE or IAC.2. Educates patients/families regarding procedure and/or treatment to be performed. - Demonstrates professional behavior and conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes.3. Performs high quality images and presents them for timely interpretation, ensuring accurate documentation. - Performs exams and imaging duties by providing preliminary clinical findings to the supervising physicians. - Also provides valuable and timely preliminary findings to the Cardiologists or Cardiac surgeons. -4. Demonstrates competence in performing prescribed invasive/interventional procedures in accordance with established policies.5. Performs and evaluates equipment quality control measurements. - Demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot and notifies appropriate personnel to maintain equipment performance. - Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel and visitors. - Adheres to safety policies.6. Accountable for the ethical, legal, professional and certification responsibilities related to the practice. - This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information.7. Assures the efficient operation of workflow in the department. - Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to ensure non-interruption of services. Performs high level disinfecting in accordance with manufacturers and regulatory policies and procedures.8. -Functions as the clinical and technical expert in Cardiac Sonographic Imaging for the Cardiology or Cardiovascular department. May act as a clinical resource to staff and students, as well as train new staff and students in sonographic techniques, with focus on the echocardiographic laboratory. - May provide echocardiographic related education to Banner Health staff and cardiac sonography students. - May assess student competency and provide feedback to department leadership.9. Ensures echocardiography functions are within compliance of professional scope of practice, accreditation and regulatory standards, Joint Commission and Title 22. - Performs other duties as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - - - - - -Requires completion of an accredited Allied Health Cardiovascular program. Requires national certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Cardiac Sonographer. For new graduates, certification must be completed within 12 months of hire. BLS certification required.This position requires clinical knowledge typically achieved with one to two years of clinical experience. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdult Echo experience preferred.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.

Keywords: Banner Health, Sparks , Cardiac Sonographer, Other , Fallon, Nevada

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