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Cardiac Sonographer Educator (Full Time)

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HOW WE CARE FOR YOU:
At Rochester Regional Health, we are dedicated to getting health care right. Our robust benefits and total rewards foster employee wellbeing, professional development and personal growth. We care for your career while caring for the community.

  • Sign-on Bonuses up to $15,000
  • Pension Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Employee Discounts

Rochester Regional Sands-Constellation Heart Institute (SCHI) is recognized across Rochester and Western New York as a center of excellence in diagnosing, preventing, treating, and managing heart disease and conditions. With multiple accolades from U.S. News & World Report, and as one of the largest cardiac programs in New York State, SCHI has been named among the top 10% in the nation for cardiology services.

SUMMARY

Oversees the educational curriculum for Fellows, Residents, Students and newly hired Sonographers. Provides education and guidance in performing diagnostic echocardiographic procedures to assess cardiac structures and hemodynamics, utilizing various modes and techniques, including but not limited to 2-dimensional, M-Mode, color flow, pulse wave, and continuous wave Doppler, in accordance with accepted Rochester Regional Health Policies and Procedures.

STATUS: Full Time

DEPARTMENT: Cardiology

Location: Rochester General Hospital based, floating to other RRH facilities as needed.

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, Day Shift

LICENSURE

Appropriate credential in echocardiography from: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Independent performance of routine and specialized independent echocardiographic studies, including transthoracic, stress echocardiographic techniques, transesophageal and contrast exams as needed at inpatient and outpatient facilities within Rochester Regional.
  • Follows HIPPA regulations, respecting and providing patient’s confidentiality and privacy. Introduces self to patient, and role in care. Explains procedure with instructions, to ensure patient cooperation, patient safety, and obtaining optimal results. Assists patient during transfer from wheelchair, stretcher or bed to exam table.
  • Accesses preliminary diagnostic report attached to procedure to formulate a preliminary interpretation for the reading cardiologist, also provides preliminary comments for each structure examined. Discusses findings with reading cardiologist as needed.
  • Obtains and provides previous echocardiographic studies for comparison with current study, if available.
  • Assists and coordinates the professional development, education, and training of Fellows, Residents, Students and newly hired Sonographers. Functions as the resource imaging expert for all staff cardiac sonographers.
  • Delivers educational presentations to Fellows, Residents, Students, and cardiac sonographers.
  • Acts as super-user when new equipment or programs are being introduced to the department.
  • Collaborate with Chief Sonographer, Lead Sonographers and Fellowship faculty.
  • Participate in educational courses and curriculum development.
  • Participate in scan labs at RIT and other Colleges.
  • Productivity time would be 70% minimal and 5 to 6 patients a day.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to all RRH sites.
  • Oversees all of RRH Cardiology Fellow’s, Fellows from other specialties, Residents, Students and newly hired Sonographer’s for all inpatient and outpatient sites at RRH.
  • Performs appraisals and maintains longitudinal evaluation of Fellow, Resident, Student and Sonographer performance to lead Sonographers, Chief System Cardiac Sonographer and Cardiology fellowship faculty, site Echo Directors and Division head of cardiac Imaging.
  • Leads quality assurance activities.
  • Participates in and leads special projects, such as process improvement and quality improvement projects.
  • Participates in the process to attain and maintain IAC accreditation for the echo lab, including IAC related QA processes and meetings. Assures compliance by Cardiac Sonographers of IAC objectives and quality assurance initiatives.
  • Provides support to Fellows, Residents, Students and newly hired Sonographers during recruitment and orientation.
  • Serves as a resource to staff in resolving complex issues and providing technical skills.
  • Assists system Chief Sonographer, Division head of Cardiac Imaging and site Echo Directors with development of new clinical Policy and Procedures.
  • Applies independent judgement during the exam to ensure appropriate anatomical, pathological and clinical conditions are accurately captured in the exam images per current RRH Echocardiography Policies and Procedures.
  • Performs the necessary cardiac measurements to generate preliminary findings and image acquisition/storage to support the interpreting physician of the finalized diagnostic report.
  • Maintains the echo lab facility and exam rooms in clean working order, communicating facility needs when appropriate.
  • Troubleshoots day-to-day operations, equipment malfunction and inventory/product supply.
  • Addresses conflicts pertaining to resources necessary to run operations efficiently.
  • Assumes responsibility that the ultrasound equipment operates at optimal levels.
  • Attends monthly echo fellow conferences at RRH, and local and national Echocardiography/Cardiology conferences to increase clinical knowledge base.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and cooperative working relationship with peers and supervisory staff, and accepts feedback and coaching in a positive manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Cardiac Sonographer.

Programs and Procedures include:

  • Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)

  • Stress Echocardiography

  • TAVR, Mitraclip, VSD and PFO Closures

  • Actively Participating in Research Studies

ROCHESTER REGIONAL BENEFITS

  • Annual Registry Reimbursement

  • 403(b)/Pension Plan

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, & Hearing Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Forgiveness

  • Same-Day Pay

  • Certification Add-On Pay

  • Professional Advancement

  • Employee Referral Program Bonus

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • RDCS - Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer - American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
  • RCS - Registered Cardiac Sonographer - Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

PAY RANGE: $33.00 - $47.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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