UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Echocardiographer

US-WA-Seattle
6 days ago
ID
2017-7553
Type
Reserve
Department
7143 Echocardiography
FTE
0.00
Shift
1st, Days
New Grads?
Yes

Overview

Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

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. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

 

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

 

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Responsibilities

Under the direction of a cardiologist, the cardiac ultrasonographer (echocardiology) performs  echocardiology examinations accurately, independently, and efficiently.

Qualifications

Education Background

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent. 
  • Completion of a 2 year or a 4 year program in Ultrasound that is accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Administration Branch of the American Medical Association, and includes a 12-month clinical internship (or equivalent program as determined by the Director of Diagnostic Imaging).
  • Must have coursework for echocardiography and related clinical externship.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • Currently registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), or registry eligible; registry must be obtained within 1 year of hire.
  • Must have current BLS certification.
  • Requires 15 CME credits every 3 years.

Work Experience

  • 1 year recent experience in a hospital or clinic as a sonographer strongly preferred.
  • Vascular experience preferred

Special Training/Skills

  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit/department. 

Physical Abilities

  • Able to safely position and transfer patients, stock supplies, and move equipment. 
  • Able to move freely about the department and hospital.

Physical Demand Level:  Medium

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry

20 to 50 pounds occasionally

10 to 25 pounds frequently

up to 10 pounds constantly

 

As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.

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