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As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Our CARDIOLOGY department has an outstanding opportunity for a full time CARDIAC SONOGRAPHER 2. Under general direction, this position independently performs, analyzes, and interprets comprehensive, complex diagnostic cardiac ultrasound procedures such as transthoracic echo (TTE), dobutamine stress echo (DSE), bicycle stress echo (BSE), and treadmill echo (TME), and assist physicians with lab-based or intraoperative transesophageal echo (TEE) procedures on patients referred for evaluation of suspected or known heart disease, post-operative evaluation of surgical therapy, or placement of cardiac prosthetic devices. Performs Echo/Doppler procedures to provide instrument guidance to physicians performing invasive cardiac procedures such as pericardiocentesis. Tailors examination as necessary to provide accurate representation of cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology as determined throughout examination; monitors patient's vital signs and condition during examination; initiates or performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if necessary. Has advanced responsibilities in the training of ultrasound students from CAAHEP-accredited ultrasound programs and fellows from the UWMC cardiology fellowship program. Performs the work of a Cardiac Sonographer I. Maintains certification and current knowledge in the field.
Key functions include:
Performing professional level, complex diagnostic cardiac ultrasound procedures independent of physician supervision.
Determining diagnostic parameters as needed to acquire accurate images of cardiac anatomy, pathophysiological data, and blood flow analysis relative to patient's clinical presentation, clinical history, and referral information.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Completion of a training program accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and current certification as Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) in Adult Echocardiography by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS); AND, one year of experience as Cardiac Sonographer I OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.