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CV Sonographer II

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Requisition ID 2022-235651 Employment Type Full Time Department Cardiovascular Diagnostics Hours/Pay Period 64 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday-Friday (7:00am-3:30pm) Remote No Category Radiology
Overview

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities.

What sets us apart from other healthcare organizations? How much time do you have? In short, it all starts with our current employees. They believe in living our mission to provide compassion to everyone. We, in turn, believe that growing and supporting our people allows us to deliver a higher degree of quality care to our patients. CHI advocates for all who live in the communities we serve, especially the most vulnerable. Choose an organization who will champion your talents and nurture your career. Choose CHI!


Responsibilities

$5,000 sign-on bonusand $10,000 educational assistance available to external candidates!

  • Full Time Opportunity
  • Day Shifts

  • Performs various diagnostic cardiology and/or peripheral vascular exams including but not limited to: Vascular Imaging, Cardiac Imaging and Noninvasive Cardiac Testing
  • Corroborates clinical history and assesses patient for appropriateness of ordered procedure
  • Provides patient education, applies patient relations skills and maintain confidentiality of patients and customers in a safe and professional manner
  • Assumes responsibility for assigned area, reporting equipment malfunctions and procedure difficulties
  • Is responsible for completing quarterly mandatory education requirements
  • Assumes responsibility for personal and professional development through participation in department meetings, in-service programs, and continuing education programs
  • Performs value-added activities that result in positive customer satisfaction and/or financial performance
  • Participates in Quality Improvement and Accreditation activities as assigned
  • Participates in all safety, security, and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department
  • When scheduled on-call, must be able to respond within 30 minutes of notification
  • May require light travel or floating to other CHI Health facilities and/or outreach sites as needed to provide staffing support

Qualifications

Education

  • Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or equivalent clinical job training

Licenses & Certifications

Registered as one (or more) of the following:

  • Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) and Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
  • Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) 
  • Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

In Addition

  • Graduates from a dual cardiac and vascular ultrasound program are eligible for hire and must obtain both their adult echo and vascular registries within 12 months of hire date
  • BLS certification from the American Heart Association
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must be familiar with standard cardiac and/or peripheral vascular ultrasound views, equipment, and controls
  • Knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology
  • Knowledge of basic maintenance and upkeep of equipment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with team members, physicians, patients, hospital staff, and departmental supervisor in a courteous and professional manner
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and professional standards
  • Demonstrates personal traits of motivation, quality, teamwork, professionalism, and integrity. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly when explaining purpose of procedure and assuring patient understanding and cooperation
  • Ability to load ultrasound and other diagnostic gear and operate vehicle large enough to accommodate equipment
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