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Banner Health Peds Sonographer I in Mesa, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Mesa, Arizona

Department Name:

Pediatric Cardiology Non-Invas

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Clinical Care

Health care is full of possibilities. Medical imaging plays a pivotal role in excellent patient care at Banner Health. Great options and great opportunities - At Banner we are tapestry of cultures, and experiences. A workforce that is honored to serve and support the community. If you’re looking to leverage your abilities – you belong at Banner Health.

Join our Peds Sonography Team at Banner Children’s at Desert and be part of our amazing team of professionals. As one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals we are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. Our state-of-the-art facility features 206 beds, specially trained nurses and doctors and family-centered care. Banner Children's at Desert was designed “Through the Eyes of a Child,” meaning it has all the comforts of home and does not feel institutional. As a Peds Sonographer your role is vital to providing diagnostic quality images for provider interpretation. You will have the opportunity to expand your skillset in critical thinking, effective communication, attentiveness to detail and building camaraderie in a goal driven team setting. With patient care at the forefront of Banners principles, you will have the unique experience of providing customer focused imaging to the children of Banner Healthcare and making a difference in their lives.

This is a full-time (40hr/wk.) dayshift position.

Enjoy working four 10-hour shifts Monday – Friday

Weekends, holidays and evenings are on a rotating call schedule

Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits

Located on an 80-acre campus in Mesa, Arizona, Banner Desert Medical Center is one of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive hospitals and is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. We provide an abundance of exceptional opportunities with more than 600 licensed beds, including over 100 dedicated to children. Areas of excellence include high-risk pregnancy and neonatal care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine. With 21 operating rooms, we offer a full range of surgical specialties and advanced technology that includes the daVincir Surgical System. About Banner Cardon Children's Medical Center If you desire to provide the best care possible to the most vulnerable patients, come to Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz. Within our 248-bed, state-of-the-art facility, specially trained nurses, physicians and other clinical professionals utilize the most advanced technology - including iCare ICU monitoring and robotic surgery - to provide high quality, child-friendly, family-centered care. Our facilities feature a recently expanded 104-bed NICU, a 24-bed PICU, six pediatric ORs and a 26-bed ED. We also offer dedicated pediatric rehab, radiology, oncology and hematology capabilities. With clinical diversity, exceptional training programs and a supportive culture, this is a place where you can grow in your career as you help our very special patients.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position performs echocardiography procedures utilized in the diagnosis of congenital and acquired heart disease in the pediatric population and congenital heart disease in adult patients. This position performs in accordance with department/facility policies, procedures and protocols. This position ensures optimal care/treatment to patient population. This position may provide these services in multiple locations as designated by department scope.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Performs echocardiograms on pediatric patients and adults with congenital heart disease utilizing department specific protocols. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient being served.

  2. Records, interrogates, quantifies, and measures both the presence of normal and abnormal anatomy or physiology in a manner consistent with approved standards. Produces high quality images and prepares/presents them with other pertinent patient information for timely interpretation. Prepares and maintains accurate preliminary reports and documentation.

  3. Performs procedures by following and verifying referring providers’ orders. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.

  4. Educates patients/families regarding procedure and/or treatment to be performed. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes.

  5. Demonstrates competence in assisting with invasive/interventional procedures in accordance with established practices.

  6. Performs and evaluates equipment quality control measurements and maintenance requirements. Demonstrates the ability to trouble shoot and notifies appropriate personnel to repair or maintain equipment performance. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors. Adheres to safety policies.

  7. Accountable for the ethical, legal, professional and certification responsibilities related to the practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information.

  8. Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department. Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to ensure non-interruption of services. May perform other duties as assigned.

  9. Independently performs prescribed procedures in accordance with department/facility policies, procedures and protocols to patients. Internal customers: All levels of medical imaging and nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: regulatory and health agencies, patients and family members.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Requires national certification in the area of specialty from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer in Pediatric Echocardiography (RDCS-PE), or a Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS). Non pediatric certified candidates must complete pediatric certification within 12 - 18 months of hire, as approved by manager. BLS certification required.

This position requires clinical knowledge typically achieved with one to two years of experience. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working in an acute care setting within the past 12 months as a Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer is preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability.

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