This is a full time position working at Northwest Medical Center Houghton.
Performs two-dimensional echocardiography examinations for patients as ordered according to established standards and practices. Performs exercise stress echo examinations. Assists physicians with dobutamine stress testing and TEE. Takes call independently and will serve as back up call when required. May be required to work in various locations as needed.
Position Qualifications/Minimum Requirements
Required: Graduate of an accredited diagnostic cardiac ultrasound program.
Required: One (1) year of clinical experience in adult echo, stress echo and Transesophageal Echo (TEE) in a hospital or clinical setting.
Has current knowledge and skills appropriate to age/type of patient population served. Must be competent in performing general echocardiography procedures. Must be competent in communication skills that provide clear and accurate information in an appropriate manner within the developmental age range of the patient. Must be able to perform special procedures proficiently (TEE; Dobutamine stress testing).
Required: Current American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross(ARC) or American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) BLS. Upon hire into the role: Registry eligible as a Cardiac Sonographer through ARDMS or CCI credentialing. Within one year of hire into the role: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) OR Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
Northwest Medical Center Houghton is a 52-bed, full-service hospital serving Tucson's east side. With a cath lab, labor and delivery unit, intensive care and neonatal intensive care units, full lab and radiology services and four operating rooms supporting a broad array of specialties, Northwest Medical Center Houghton holds plenty of opportunity for applicants. Whether caring for patients at the bedside or supporting the hospital in a non-clinical role, we're excited to build a team who can really make an impact on our community. NMC Houghton is accredited by The Joint Commission and is an equal opportunity employer: race, gender, disability and Veteran status, and VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.