Saddleback Memorial’s centers of excellence are renowned for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, orthopedics and diabetes; and for leadership in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, breast health, outpatient rehabilitation, advanced imaging, women’s health, geriatric care and surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures.
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (Orange County, CA) has consistently been named one of Healthgrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, an achievement gained by just 1% of the nation’s hospitals. It has also been honored among Truven Health Analytics’ Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S., consecutively voted Orange County’s #1 Best Hospital in the Orange County Register’s Best of Orange County poll of readers and has appeared on both Becker’s Hospital Review and Thomson Reuters’ lists of America’s Best Hospitals. Saddleback Memorial’s U.S. News & World Report “high-performance” ranking categories included Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Position Description: The Registered Cardiac Sonographer performs routine and emergency echocardiographic diagnostic procedures on neonatal through geriatric patients including competency in performing echocardiogram/Doppler studies, stress echocardiograms with and without contrast, transesophageal echocardiograms, dobutamine stress echocardiograms, intraoperative echocardiograms and echo guided pericardiocentesis. This position provides clinical expertise in echocardiography as mentors/preceptors to staff on echocardiography procedures as well as other non invasive procedures such as stress testing, electrocardiograms, cardiac monitor placements(holters). A cardiac sonographer must maintain skills through participation in an appropriate continuing education program.
Experience Minimum 1 year experience with adult and pediatric cardiac sonography with formal training. Excellent customer service skills.
Education/License/Certification Graduate of an Accredited Ultrasound Program - Must obtain License within 12 months of hire Certification from one of the following programs-Adult Certification required, Pediatric Certification desired. * Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) from Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) * Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) , Registered Cardiac Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
Current BLS from AHA required Certificate in Cardiovascular Technology required