This position performs diagnostic cardiac sonography examinations and cardiology procedures to provide data for diagnosis of disease and injuries in accordance with all applicable standards, regulations, and licensing requirements.
Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
Diagnostic cardiac sonography
Performs diagnostic cardiac sonography examinations on patients across the spectrum of congenital and acquired heart disease for interpretation by cardiologist. Determines proper technique and positioning to ensure optimal results in accordance with all applicable standards, protocols and procedures. Performs or assists with transesophageal, transthoracic, and advanced techniques including fetal, stress cardiac sonography as required and per training and expertise.
Documents preliminary report
Creates a detailed report of sonographer's impressions to include pertinent positive and negative anatomic findings and measurements for presentation to interpreting physician. It includes exam aspects outside sonogram results that may relate to diagnosis or treatment, including, but not limited to, patient reaction to temperature, pressure or movement of transducer, ability to respond to instructions, and movement limitations. Report is clear, concise, and grammatically correct and utilizes appropriate spelling and punctuation.
Performs finalizing functions
Assures studies are appropriately transferred to electronic archives, tracked, and billed. Takes steps to quickly remedy identified errors and omissions utilizing the chain of command as necessary.
Maintains professional and technical competency
Constantly pursues knowledge and self-improvement by remaining apprised of current literature, practices, and new developments in the field. Attends staff meetings; participates in and contributes to PCH educational offerings and off-site conferences/seminars; and completes self-directed learning via professional journals, texts and appropriate online resources.
Participates in quality improvement initiatives and integrates feedback into daily practice.
Represents cardiodiagnostics in a positive and professional manner.
Interacts professionally with peers, guests, patients, families and internal and external clients. Projects a positive image of the cardiac sonography team
Participates in the evaluation and development of new procedures and protocols. Proactively evaluates practices and assists to create and implement changes to increase and enhance the effectiveness of methods. Serves as preceptor to students, trainees, and orientees in the sonography.
Care of professional environment
Participates in cleaning, re-stocking, re-supplying, and turnover of cardiodiagnostic exam rooms and equipment to provide for efficient, effective, and safe department operations.
Performs regular equipment calibration and maintenance in accordance with established instructions. Identifies and troubleshoots malfunctions to ensure continuous proper and safe operations. Reports service needs and preventive maintenance issues as appropriate.
Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.
Equivalent experience to 3 years full time pediatric cardiac sonography
ARDMS RDCS-Pediatric (RDCS PE) or CCI Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS).
Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association.
3 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Phoenix Children's Hospital has provided hope, healing and the best healthcare for children since it was born in 1983, and has grown to become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country.
With a Medical Staff of nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists, Phoenix Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient, trauma and emergency care across more than 70 pediatric subspecialties, the most comprehensive pediatric care available in the state. The Hospital’s six Centers of Excellence have grown in size and expertise to place them on par with some of the most prestigious of their kind in the US:
•Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
•Phoenix Children’s Heart Center
•Center for Pediatric Orthopedics
•Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
•Level One Pediatric Trauma Center
•Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
To meet the needs of our growing community, Phoenix Children's continues to expand, adding new physicians, staff, programs and facilities. Specialty and urgent care centers in high growth areas of the Valley and across the state serve the needs of patients and families in their own neighborhoods.
Today, the most visible evidence of growth is a new 11...-story tower on the Hospital’s main campus, which offers a comprehensive, family-centered hospital that allows our doctors and nurses to deliver expert care and healing to our community’s youngest patients.
At each location, in each doctor, nurse, technician, staff member and volunteer, you’ll see the difference in a Hospital that’s 100% for children.