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  • Echo Sonographer

    Job ID
    2018-55146
    Employment Type
    Per Diem
    Department
    Cardiac Diagnostic Lab
    Hours / Pay Period
    1
    Facility
    Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
    Shift
    Varied
    Location
    SANTA CRUZ
    State/Province
    CA
    Standard Hours
    Sun-Sat (6am-10pm)
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    About Us

    Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 

     

    Comprehensive Care

    Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

    As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

    Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.

     

    In The Community

    Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

    Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.

     

    Responsibilities

    The Echo Sonographer will produce diagnostically adequate documentation of all the anatomic malformations associated with heart disease.  Cardiac sonographers must be familiar with cardiac anatomy and physiology and with the clinical aspects of cardiology. Cardiac sonographers must possess a keen understanding of ultrasound physics and instrumentation plus manual dexterity to manipulate a transducer. Performs Echocardiology procedures, electrocardiograms (EKGs), pediatric and neonatal EKG’s, pharmacological and exercise stress echoes, pharmacological and exercise cardiolyte procedures, stress testing, tilt table procedures, and holter monitoring.
     
    Within procedure specifications and within scope of practice  performs echocardiograms, stress echocardiograms, pharmacological stress tests, nuclear stress tests, pharmacological nuclear stress tests, transesophogeal echocardiograms, tilt table tests, and Holter monitoring. Within scope of practice performs electrocardiograms pediatric and neonatal EKG’s. , pharmacological and exercise stress echoes, stress testing, tilt table procedures, and holter monitoring.
     
     

    Qualifications

    Experience: (minimum, plus desired):
    Required:
    • 2 years experience performing echos, dopplers, color flow doppler, Transesophageal echo.
    • 1 year experience in performing EKG testing, stress testing, Holter monitor and Event monitor set-up and scanning.
    Preferred:
    • Clinical experienced RDCS
    Education:
    Required:
    • Accredited echocardiography program
    Special Training:
    Required:
    • Completion of an approved Arrhythmia course

    Licensure:

    Required:

    • Current BLS certification CT CPRBLS
    • Current RDCS certification RG DCS
    • Current ACLS certification CT ACLS
     
    Preferred:
    • Certified Cardiovascular Tech CT CVT

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