Allina Health Cardiac Sonographer II in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Advertisement Cardiac Sonographer II Requisition # 34326BR Business Unit name Abbott Northwestern Hospital Physical Location Minneapolis, Minnesota Posted Date 19-May-2017 Dept. Name MHI Mobile Echo Hours Per Week 40 Contract Noncontract 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, 12 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. Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest. Responsibilities Req ID: 34326 Must be registered through RDCS Expected to independently perform complete transthoracic studies, following ANW written protocols for adult echo Must be competent to document a written preliminary for each study Must demonstrate ability to assist cardiologist with transesophageal exams Must demonstrate knowledge of proper TEE probe disinfecting techniques, using Cidex OPA, and be assessed, annually Must proficiently capture stress echo imaging, within 90 seconds impost Must be able to maintain identical cardiac window for each of 4 phases of Dobutamine stress echo Must demonstrate technical competency in the use of contrast agents Must be able to follow multiple research protocols, completing detailed studies along with required paperwork Must be able to follow LVAD protocols, and document all acquired data for ramp studies Must be experienced in HCM transthoracic echo and be ready to learn HCM stress Doppler echo Must be competent to recognize abnormal, life threatening situations and alert appropriate physician to these findings effectively Must know sterile technique, to assist with pericardial centesis Must stay current in their CME status and be responsible for obtaining and recording these credits Must be physically able to move ultrasound equipment to bedside for portable exams Will be expected to present two powerpoint correlations annually, as required for accreditation Must be willing and able to assume call responsibilities within 3 months of hire Education High school diploma or GED AS, AAS or BS in cardiac ultrasound from an accredited health care program 2 years of medical technical training (radiology, ultrasound, etc.) with more than 5 years experience performing cardiac ultrasound, and national registration (this refers to sonographers registered before 1980) Qualification/Skills Experience 3 years performing adult echo 3 years assisting with transesophageal echo 2 years stress echo experience Skills Knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology Ability to