Cardiac Sonographer

Cardiovascular Diag Ctr - 206176 Winchester, Virginia Full-Time

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  • Entity: Winchester Medical Center
  • Shift: Day

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

The Cardiac Sonographer is responsible for performing echocardiographic techniques/procedures which assist physicians in the diagnosis of medical conditions in patients.
Responsibilities and Duties
Obtains the following diagnostic echocardiographic recordings or images following established procedures: Stress echocardiography including stress monitoring, obtaining pre and post exercise images and processing of digital images for physician review.
Echocardiography utilizing echo contrast for improving difficult images in conjunction with other modalities. Cardiac ultrasound following established procedure. Echocardiography utilizing pharmacologic stress protocols including recording images at prescribed stages, patient monitoring and processing digital images for physician review. *
Explains procedure to patient and gives necessary instruction. Prepares patient for procedure including vital signs, attaching monitoring equipment and preparing diagnostic equipment as necessary. Reviews the patient record for test indication and obtains clinical information pertinent to the test. Reviews patient EMR and verifies correct order before initiating test. Reviews patient record to obtain information relevant to testing which may include, but not limited to relevant diagnosis, history and physical, patient height/weight, EKG and other lab data. Performs the appropriate assessment using patient interview, auscultation, palpation and documents appropriate data.
Recognizes and corrects technical problems with technique or equipment which may affect results, abnormal pathology or results which may require additional or modified testing or imaging for optimal evaluation, and serious abnormalities which might require immediate reporting to the requesting physician. Refers any questions regarding appropriateness of therapy or testing to the Lead Cardiac Sonographer or the requesting physician. Completes documentation of testing resulting in proper charging and recording of test.
Maintains supplies and equipment following established procedure, including cleaning and scheduled maintenance.
Assists in providing training to employees and students observing procedures.
Becomes involved and assists with new procedures created by new technology or responsibilities. Studies suggested reference material to new procedures. Completes required hours of Category I continuing education credits per year, including staff meeting and other educational seminars.
*Some advanced echocardiographic techniques and procedures are not performed at all Valley Health facilities.

What You Will Bring:


Graduate of a 2–4-year Allied Health training program required.

Two (2) years training experience in cardiac sonography (echocardiography) preferred.
Recent graduates of accredited sonography programs are encouraged to apply.

Certification & Licensures
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
Requires registry by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS).
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.

Must have the physical, mental and technical skills necessary to perform diagnostic testing of adult cardiovascular patients.
Ability to communicate with physicians, peers and patients on a professional and technical level.

What You Will Get:

At Valley Health, we believe everyone is a caregiver, and our goal is to create an environment where our caregivers thrive physically, financially, and emotionally. In addition to a competitive salary, our most popular benefits for full-time employees include:
• A Zero-Deductible Health Plan
• Dental and vision insurance
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Tuition Assistance
• Retirement Savings Match
• A Robust Employee Assistance Program to help with many aspects of emotional wellbeing
• Membership to Healthy U: An Incentive-Based Wellness Program

Valley Health also offers a health savings account & flexible spending account for childcare, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and professional development. In addition, several perks come with working for the largest employer in the region, such as discounts to on-campus dining, and more.

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We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.


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Physical Demands
17 A Medical Technician/Other Technicians/Assistants