Job ID: 289980326
Last Updated: 3/1/2021
Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer (CASUAL/PRN)
As one of the nation s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children even those who may never enter our doors through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive team environment. All Nemours associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day to day work with colleagues, patients and families.
Nemours is seeking a Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer (CASUAL/PRN), to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida. Travel to all satellite clinics will be required.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
To provide high quality echocardiograms for interpretation and diagnosis by a Pediatric Cardiologist.
To act as a preceptor in performing high quality pediatric echocardiograms for students, novice sonographers and fellows.
Perform Pediatric Echocardiography on patients in age from newborns to adults.
A. Operate all equipment to perform diagnostic echocardiograms. Use correct parameters based on patient age and diagnosis. This includes 2D, Doppler and color Doppler, sedated TTE and assisting the cardiologist or senior fellow with TEE studies.
B. Efficiently and effectively perform echo pre-work by searching for relevant information related to prior echo, catheterizations and surgery to identify goals for current study.
C. Communicate efficiently and effectively with ordering and/or interpreting physician - prior to exams on inpatient studies and as needed for outpatient studies to define study goals.
D. Measure all M-mode, 2D, Doppler, and color Doppler flow patterns. Calculate measurements, formulas, and ratios. Enter calculations and measurements into patient report in Merge.
E. Analyze images and correctly annotate in Syngo system.
F. Act as a preceptor and resource for students, novice sonographers and fellows in clinical situations.
G. Participate in research studies as requested.
H. Must demonstrate consistent proficiency in competencies for this position.
I. Independently take call after hours and on weekends and holidays
J. Consistently arrives on shift prior to shift begin time ready and able to work.
K. Demonstrates professional conduct at all times in behavior and appearance.
L. Participates in Fetal Echocardiography examinations.
Provide care with consideration of patient s age, diagnosis, psycho-social
characteristics and family stressors that affect ability to understand or retain instructions. Maintain service
excellence in all aspects of echo lab operations.
A. Demonstrates strong communication skills and patient service skills always introducing self to the patient and family and effectively relaying echo procedure and routine of the Echo/Cardiology clinic.
B. Engage the patient in age-appropriate distraction techniques to ensure quality of the diagnostic study.
C. Provide education as appropriate regarding the echo imaging carefully excluding any comment regarding diagnosis and management
Participate in performance improvement activities designed to improve patient
care and/or organizational processes
A. Actively utilize performance improvement processes and promote collaboration in the process
B. Identify problems and communicates these to appropriate resources and seek opportunities to participate in implementing solutions
C. Work to improve patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction by promoting Service Excellence
Work Schedule: First Shift - variable hours
- Associate's Degree required.
- Mandatory RCS or RDCS required in Adult Echo.
- Mandatory RCCS or RDCS Certified with Pediatric Certification within 6 months of hire required.
- Minimum of 1 year of Pediatric Complex Congenital scanning experience required. Experience obtained while scanning at an academic Children s hospital with cardiothoracic surgical program will count towards 1 year limit.
- Current AHA BLS certification required. **Credential must be maintained within one year of active status**
- Travel to all satellite clinics required.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique Bridge to a Healthy Future pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
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