UMH - Cardiac Ultrasound Technologist (U)
University of Miami

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The UHealth Tower is currently seeking an Ultrasound Technologist to work in the Department of Nuclear Medicine. The incumbent in this position works with physicians to diagnose and treat diseases or defects of the heart and blood vessels by using the echoes of sound waves to create images. The Echocardiographer is responsible for performing all cardiology procedures at a level that will require no supervision of technical detail. This position requires the employee to perform procedures using independent judgment with ingenuity, initiative, and a complete understanding of anatomy, physiology, vascular pathology and doppler principles. The sonographer is responsible to ensure that safe, timely and accurate diagnostic procedures and related services are performed in a cost effective manner within the scope of our population, by using the current ultrasound principals to aid the physicians in the diagnosis of adult, and geriatric patients. Support and be active in the department's PI projects in the department. The PI functions include: identifying areas or processes in need of improvement; developing a plan of action; implementing plan; processing and documenting results.
To ensure compliance with prevailing requirements or practices, as well as with changes in JCAHO Standards, OSHA regulations, and/or various state or federal statutes.

Education/Credentials/License and Certifications
a. Formal Education (Check one level only):
_____ Eighth Grade and below
_____ Eighth to Tenth Grade
_____ High School Diploma preferred
_____ Two Year College Degree
_____ Four Year College Degree (preferred)
_____ Graduate Degree
b. Vocational/Technical School Training (Check all that apply):
______ In-house programs in ___________________________
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____x__ One-year program in Echo Sonography OR
X Two-year program in Cardiac Ultrasound
_____ Three-year program in __________________________
c. Certification/Licensure: ARDMS or RDCS
2. Work Experience:
Preferred minimum 3 years work experience
Technical Duties: Proficient in math applications and use of spreadsheet programs; ability to operate word processing equipment; advanced written communication skills including grammar, spelling, and punctuation; thorough understanding of all regulations regarding personnel practices.
* Maintaining a good working relationship with physicians, nurses, and other ancillary departments in coordinating patient flow, problem solving, providing procedural information and result reporting. Addressing patient, staff, and physician concerns while following up with the Director, Medical Director, and Departmental Administration as required.
* The daily handling of the Echo-Pac systems, copying of studies to digital media; resolving exceptions; and image management.
* Staying abreast of new equipment and advances in equipment and products.
* Performing all procedures at a level that will require no supervision of technical detail..
* Assists in maintenance and compilation of statistical data.
* Performs other related duties incidental to the work therein.
a) Motor Skills: Ability to input data to computer.
b) Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact with others in a professional, courteous, tactful manner; ability to act as a consultant to management.
c) Mental Abilities: Organize and prioritize; analyze situations and develop alternatives; analyze data and develop valid conclusions, develop clear, concise policies, procedures and correspondence; provide clear direction to others; manage duties in an environment of changing priorities and frequent deadlines.
d) Sensory Requirements: Ability to communicate with others via telephone; ability to read written documents.
IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to push / pull 50 lbs
Physical Environment:
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o Maintains work environment in tidy safe manner. Maintains work surfaces and echo machine clean utilizing Hospital approved sanitizing wipes and cleansers.
o Uses appropriate PPD while processing dirty probes
Occupational Safety and/or Health Risks:
o Adheres to Hospital wide and department specific infection control policies
o Utilizes appropriate body ergonomics in the performance of their duty
* Searches for abnormalities in blood flow sounds or heart rhythm, oxygen saturation and the appearance of heart defects or irregularities using ultrasound equipment.
* Positions patients, using immobilization when necessary, and explains procedures to patients.
* Performs the quality control functions.
* Evaluates ultrasounds for diagnostic quality.
* Prepares and sets up medical supplies using aseptic techniques.
* Develops ultrasound film and matches it with the appropriate paperwork for interpretation.
* Assists in maintenance and compilation of statistical data.
* Performs other related duties incidental to the work therein.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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