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Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Cardiac Sonographer II - Diagnostic Cardiology, Full Time, Days in Lake Forest, Illinois

This is a Full Time position at 40hrs per week with on call weekend rotation located at Lake Forest Hospital. Position will travel between Lake Forest and Grayslake campuses.

The _Cardiac Sonographer II_ reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

*Responsibilities:*

  • Performs all modalities of adult echocardiography including: transthoracic (2D) imaging, echo imaging with bubble study, pharmacologic echo, trans esophageal echo, and treadmill stress-echo. Competent performing studies utilizing echo contrast.

  • Competent evaluating study images as acquired & able to adapt image acquisition obtaining optimal quality study per ICAEL standards.

  • Performs pediatric echocardiograms and transmits for review by pediatric cardiology.

  • Integrates patient history, medical record documentation, & lab results to adapt sonographic exam as necessary.

  • Evaluates, synthesizes, and communicates preliminary findings to cardiologist and nursing staff as appropriate.

  • Performs all measurements and calculations necessary for each exam per ICAEL recommendations.

  • Completes appropriate documentation and charging for each exam.

  • Conducts laboratory duties as delegated by department director, manager, or senior technician.

  • Assists cardiologist with probe positioning/support during trans esophageal echo procedures.

  • Able to operate cardiology PACS system for transmission, report management and study access.

  • Participates in preparation for required quarterly echo-lab quality assurance/process improvement sessions.

  • Maintains records for daily operations and assists in maintenance of documentation related to ICAEL certification/re-certification.

  • Properly cares for cleaning & maintenance of TEE probe post exam.

  • Coordinates scheduling of echo procedures at main hospital and Grayslake campus.

  • Acts as resource SME in development of policy/protocol related to cardiac sonography.

  • Orders and maintains adequate supplies.

  • Educates patients and staff regarding all aspects of echocardiography.

*Required:*

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • ARDMS or CCI

  • 2 to 3 years of undergraduate education or equivalent

  • BLS through American Heart Association

  • Graduate of formal diagnostic Medical Sonography Program accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or Associate Degree in ultrasound/sonography technology from accredited college

*Preferred:*

  • 2 or more years of experience as a dedicated cardiac sonographer

  • Experience at an academic medical center

  • Involved with the ASE/ ARDMS /CCI

  • Bachelor of Science and degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Experience maintaining documentation and preparing ICAEL submission for echo-lab accreditation

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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