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Cardiac Sonographer I

Requisition #

37380BR

Physical Location

Shakopee, Minnesota

Posted Date

20-Nov-2018

Dept. Name

Radiology

Hours Per Week

0

Contract

STF SEIU Technicals

Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 13 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

St. Francis Regional Medical Center, located in Shakopee, Minn., provides an array of patient care services, including The Family Birth Place, Breast Center, Cancer Center, pediatric care, rehabilitation and sports medicine, as well as a range of health education and support groups. With 798 employees, 459 physicians and 86 staffed beds, St. Francis provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services to more than 115,000 patients each year on a collaborative medical campus with more than 30 other providers. This unique structure enables St. Francis to combine the caring and compassion of a community hospital with the modern medical technology, specialties and services found in the metro area. It is jointly owned by Allina Health, Essentia Health Critical Access Group and HealthPartners.


Responsibilities

Req ID: 37380
  • Candidate must be registered through RDCS or CCI
  • Sonographer is expected to independently perform complete transthoracic studies, following STF written protocols for adult echo
  • All competencies for the department must be passed within 90 days of hire
  • Sonographer must be competent to document a written preliminary for each study
  • Sonographer must be competent to recognize abnormal, life threatening situations and alert appropriate physician to these findings effectively
  • Sonographer must demonstrate ability to assist cardiologist with transesophageal exams
  • Knowledge of proper TEE probe disinfecting techniques must be demonstrated and annually assessed
  • Sonographer must demonstrate technical competency in the use of contrast agents
  • Sonographer must stay current in their CME status and be responsible for obtaining and recording these credits
  • Sonographer must be physically able to move ultrasound equipment to bedside for portable exams
  • Sonographer must demonstrate competency in using Excellian, and Syngo.
  • Sonographer must be willing to and able to assume call responsibilities upon completion of orientation
  • Sonographer must maintain biannual BLS certification

Education

AS, AAS or BS in cardiac ultrasound from an accredited health care program

Qualification/Skills

Experience Competency performing adult echo, at least 1 year preferred. Stress echo experience preferred. Skills Those required for RDMS, CCI or RDCS registration in Adult Echo. Ability to document a written preliminary summary of technical findings, using all modalities of cardiac exam Ability to assist with Transesophageal echo Competency utilizing Excellian preferred Knowledgeable in infection control precautions Able to identify a life-threatening situation and carry out emergency care procedures

Work Schedule

We are looking for a casual Cardiac Sonographer that will take an every four week call rotation for Saturday and Sunday (currently only 9a-1p). Will also look for this position to take at least two weekday shifts monthly for PTO and LOA coverage.

Location/Community Information

The City of Shakopee is located in the southwest corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, 23 miles from Minneapolis, on the Minnesota River. Residents of Shakopee enjoy both the atmosphere of a small town and the resources of a thriving metropolitan area. Incorporated in 1857 as a booming river town, today Shakopee is the county seat of Scott County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. The city has its own downtown central business district, regional medical center and business park and is home to regional entertainment attractions such as Historic Murphys Landing, Valleyfair Amusement Park, and Canterbury Park Racetrack.

Shakopee:

  • Located 20 miles Southwest of the Twin Cities
  • Population = 34,000
  • Service Area = 120,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


Requisition #

37380BR
Cardio / Resp / Sleep / Neuro