SDMS's core purpose is to enhance the art and science of medicine by advancing medical sonography. As an SDMS member you will join an exclusive network of over 28,000 sonographers and sonography students.
Formed in 2009, the SDMS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization affiliated with the SDMS. The SDMS Foundation fosters professional learning and excellence by working to improve the field of diagnostic medical sonography.
AdventHealth Orlando seeks to hire a Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer II who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed AdventHealth Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
Our AdventHealth Orlando – Cardiovascular Ultrasound Department is highly engaged, diversified, professional and on the cutting edge of the cardiovascular ultrasound field. There are many opportunities to learn and grow as part of this team. In addition to general cardiac ultrasound there are specialties such as structural heart including TAVRs, Mitral Clips and Watchman, Cardiac OR support, a full service Pediatric Program that spans fetal – adult congenital and there are a variety of ground breaking research projects that the department is involved. The cardiovascular staff are trained in Strain and 3D, both valuable modalities routinely performed in the early detection and monitoring of significant cardiac conditions to improve patient outcomes. Vascular ultrasound, physiological procedures and transcranial dopplers are at the core of the vascular services that are provided. The department is staffed 24 / 7 with no call. In 2018 the CVUS department performed over 35,000 procedures. The team consistently collaborates with Physicians and other departments to improve and save lives every day. It is exciting to be part of a fulfilling profession in such a highly respected program.
The Cardiovascular Ultrasound CVUS Sonographer II independently performs all ultrasound exams per his/her registries. The cardiovascular ultrasound procedures may be performed on patients that range from neonate through gerontology age. The CVUS sonographer takes ownership of the department and work areas as well as assists physicians and hospital staff when necessary. The CVUS Sonographer also participates in the AdventHealth performance improvement program and performs additional duties as requested. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
Must possess two of the following registry certifications (one from each category):
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) OR
Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) AND
Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) OR
Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS)
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.
Quality: Performs ultrasound exams per registry in accordance with established and accepted industry-wide published guidelines, as well as within the CVUS departmental protocols and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). Utilizes knowledge of anatomy and physiology related to Cardiovascular Ultrasound. Utilizes knowledge of ultrasonic physics. Optimizes all ultrasound images with utilization of the Ultrasound System capabilities.
Effective and Efficient Care: Completes exams in a timely manner. Works as a team member to provide the best patient care. Explains exams to patients in a way they can understand. Offers additional assistance to patients as warranted. Fulfills required scheduled call duty assignments and responds to facility and starts exam within 60 minutes of notification.
Assessment: Accesses all available pertinent patient information as it pertains to the exam ordered including, but not limited to, exam appropriateness, progress notes and/or consults found in patient’s chart, patient history, previous diagnostic exam images and/or reports, documented signs and symptoms for exam. Adapts all exams to each patient’s medical situation obtaining all available necessary information for proper interpretation. Performs ongoing monitoring of the patient while their ultrasound exam is in progress.
Documentation: Accurately documents pertinent information to aid in exam interpretation by reading physician. Completes task list and enters charges as necessary. Documents communication with hospital staff and physicians as it pertains to exam.
Safety: Maintains patient confidentiality. Ensures performing exam on correct patient by following the two patient identifiers of name and date of birth. Follows hospital Infection Prevention and Hand Washing policies and procedures. Utilizes appropriate PPE during cleaning and high-level disinfection of trans-esophogeal echocardiogram (TEE) transducers.
Communication: Follows AdventHealth Compassion Behaviors and Image Standards. Communicates and collaborates with multidisciplinary teams. Keeps lead sonographer, supervisor and manager informed and seeks assistance from appropriate individuals when confronted with complicated procedures to ensure safe and effective patient care. Receives instructions and guidance from the lead sonographer, supervisor and manager and is compliant with special requests as situations dictate. Attends all mandatory department meetings.
Process Improvement: Supports and assists with data collection for process improvement while understanding the department performance trends and established standards. Participates in department PI and survey-based action planning and patient satisfaction initiatives.
Professional Growth: Learns new clinical skills as the department needs and demands change. Provides documentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) when asked. Participates in aiding fellow sonographers, students, and interns through direction and teaching.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonographer II opportunity with AdventHealth Orlando and apply online today.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.