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.
This position performs diagnostic cardiac sonography examinations and cardiology procedures to provide data for diagnosis of disease and injuries in accordance with all applicable standards, regulations, and licensing requirements.
Diagnostic cardiac sonography
Performs diagnostic cardiac sonography examinations on patients across the spectrum of congenital and acquired heart disease for interpretation by cardiologist. Determines proper technique and positioning to ensure optimal results in accordance with all applicable standards, protocols and procedures. Performs or assists with transesophageal, transthoracic, and advanced techniques including fetal, stress cardiac sonography as required and per training and expertise.
Documents preliminary report
Creates a detailed report of sonographer's impressions to include pertinent positive and negative anatomic findings and measurements for presentation to interpreting physician. It includes exam aspects outside sonogram results that may relate to diagnosis or treatment, including, but not limited to, patient reaction to temperature, pressure or movement of transducer, ability to respond to instructions, and movement limitations. Report is clear, concise, and grammatically correct and utilizes appropriate spelling and punctuation.
Performs finalizing functions
Assures studies are appropriately transferred to electronic archives, tracked, and billed. Takes steps to quickly remedy identified errors and omissions utilizing the chain of command as necessary.
Maintains professional and technical competency
Personal growth: Constantly pursues knowledge and self-improvement by remaining apprised of current literature, practices, and new developments in the field. Attends staff meetings; participates in and contributes to PCH educational offerings and off-site conferences/seminars; and completes self-directed learning via professional journals, texts and appropriate online resources. Quality improvement: Participates in quality improvement initiatives and integrates feedback into daily practice.
Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.
Education 1. Graduation from a CAAHEP accredited cardiac sonography program or 10 years experience in cardiac ultrasound. Preferred
Experience 1. Equivalent experience to 3 years full time pediatric cardiac sonography. Required 2. Equivalent experience to 1 year full time fetal cardiac sonography. Preferred 3. Endorsement from the clinical leadership at Phoenix Children's Hospital with input from the medical director(s). Required
Certifications/Licenses/Registries 1. ARDMS RDCS-Pediatric (RDCS PE) or CCI Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS). Required 2. ARDMS RDCS-Fetal (RDCS FE) Preferred 3. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association. Required 4. Membership to professional societies (e.g. ASE, SDMS, AIUM, etc.) Preferred
Special Skills 1. Shares on call duties with peers after hours and on weekends and holidays. Works independently in satellite locations. Required 2. Demonstrates a willingness to work in unassigned areas to balance work amongst staff. Required 3. Demonstrates a willingness to be flexible with scheduling work assignments. Required 4. Ability to maintain a positive professional demeanor in stressful situations. Required
Internal Number: 446445
About Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix Children’s is the only children's hospital in Arizona recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. This year, we ranked in all 10 categories, including Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. We’re one of only 23 children’s hospitals in the United States to make the list in all 10 specialties for 2018-19.
Phoenix Children's provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, we provide care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Every day our clinical, professional and support staff work collaboratively to deliver on our mission to provide hope, healing and the best health care for children and their families. They embrace the challenges of providing compassionate, high-quality, family-centered care to the most complex patients in the region.
For more information about the hospital, visit http://www.phoenixchildrens.org.