Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
What You Will Do:
At the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Heart Program focuses on providing compassionate and comprehensive cardiac care for children from before birth through adulthood. Our team of specialists use cutting-edge diagnostic technology and offer interventional procedures to help families and heal children.
At the University of Maryland Children's Heart Program, we are committed to providing the most advanced treatments to our patients.
Who We Are: University of Maryland Medical Center, located in downtown Baltimore, MD, is an 800 bed Academic Medical Center. Acting as the flagship hospital of the 12 Member University of Maryland Medical System, UMMC has a workforce of more than 8,000 employees caring for the community of Baltimore.
UMMC is currently seeking a Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer (Full time, M-F, and on call)
Under general supervision performs cardiac diagnostic ultrasound procedures at an advanced technical level, providing identification of cardiac structures, recognition of abnormalities and documentation for later clinical interpretation.
What You Need to Be Successful:
College degree in health sciences or equivalent is preferred.
Completion of accredited ultrasound program is required.
BLS certification required.
One (1) year experience performing echocardiography testing/procedures, or equivalent is preferred.
Registered as a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer in adult echocardiography by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is required along with passing the pediatric echocardiography board by ARDMS within one year of employment AND/OR registered as a diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer in pediatric echocardiography by the ARDMS is required.
Competent in performing fetal echo is preferred.
Proficient knowledge and understanding pediatric anatomy, specific disease entities in the field of pediatric cardiology/echocardiology and pattern recognition in 2D and 3D. Proficient knowledge and understanding of ultrasound principles and practices, including differentiation of cross sectional anatomy and setting-up and maintaining a sterile field is required.
Knowledge of operating routine cardiology equipment, such as, ultrasound, various monitoring equipment and echocardiogram.
Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit/area/department policies and procedures.
Excellent customer service skills required.
Ability to lift patients of up to 100 lbs. (with assistance), 20% of the time and positioning/assisting/moving patients, approximately 20% of the time to move them onto and off of a procedure table. Ability to push/pull mobile ultrasound equipment of approximately 100 lbs. 20% of the time in order to transport testing equipment to patient rooms for testing.
Ability to work with patients possessing potentially infectious disease using the appropriate "Universal Precautions" and other safety procedures.
Effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary to work with patients, families and co-workers.
Required travel to outreach clinics performing echocardiograms in order to ensure clinical coverage. Valid driver's license and mode of transportation may be required