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    April 26, 2022
    Portland, Oregon
    Job Type



    Oregon - Portland


    Base Salary - USD $81,120 to $110,000

    Benefits - Full

    Relocation Assistance Available



    The hospital is calling a Echocardioloy Sonographer to the Newberg Medical Center in Newberg, Oregon. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), benefited, day shift position. Schedule is Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    $10,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by our hospital that begin on your first day of employment.

    Apply Today! Please ensure you attach a resume with your application. Applicants who meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern system.

    We are seeking a Echocardiology Sonographer that will perform cardiac ultrasound examinations according to physician's orders, utilizing a variety of complex ultrasound equipment. Objectively identifies the presence of or absence of disease utilizing a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Assist physicians with more invasive echocardiograph examinations including, but not limited to, Tran esophageal echocardiography, substernal epicardial echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, pericardial centesis, exercise and pharmacological stress echocardiography. Have the ability to modify procedures, to meet special circumstances and/or provide clinically useful information on a cost-effective basis. Comply with the standards set forth by the American Society of Echocardiography and departmental policies and procedures. This position requires shared coverage for stand by and call back emergency studies in the evenings and weekends. This may include shared regional coverage to other Portland facilities and or rotation through staffed weekend shifts.

    In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

    Demonstrate technical proficiency in producing high quality diagnostic studies of ultrasound examinations, including record scans for permanent record; proper processing of images for interpretation and long term archival

    Provide completed technical worksheet, images and pertinent clinical information necessary for interpretation to the reading physician

    Create Echo exam worksheets/preliminary reports for Echo Reader

    Be accountable for reaching hospital within 45 minutes when called for emergent callback examinations (90 minutes for PMH)

    Assist physician with procedures as needed

    Process electronic reports according to departmental guidelines. (STAT exam notification to Reader/Cardiologist)

    Monitor inventory of examination rooms, units and cleaning stations. Notifies lead sonographer of supply reordering

    Function as part of the rotational on-call staff, as required

    Prepare exams for interpretation to include: correct identification, labeling of patient records and adequate clinical history

    Provide preliminary report from exam following reporting policy and protocol (comments only to a Reader or cardiac surgeon)

    Perform quality control and quality assurance per department policy

    Respond and demonstrates flexibility to changes in the work schedule as determined by staffing and patient load


    Patient Services:

    Provide patient safety in accordance with policies and procedures

    Review patient charts and orders to ensure correct exam

    Communicate nature of ultrasound procedures to patients

    Demonstrate sensitivity to patient modesty during transportation and table transfer

    Monitor status and needs of patients by taking appropriate action

    Strictly adheres to equipment disinfection/cleaning policies and procedures



    Demonstrate professional interactions, judgment and image with patients and staff

    Handle specialized lab assignments, which may include: staff scheduling, research projects, office management, quality assurance/quality improvement and staff education

    Regularly attends required meetings/in-services

    Outreach Services:

    The designated outreach sonographer will be required to travel to mobile echo sites primarily within the Portland service area as well as periodically within the Oregon region as requested by departmental leadership

    Position patients in a manner which is safe, utilizing the appropriate safe patient handling equipment and technique, allowing patients to be comfortable both physically and emotionally



    Required qualifications for this position includes:

    Registered Noninvasive Cardiovascular Ultrasound Technologist (RCS or RDCS) or registry-eligible

    Appropriate state licensure

    Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

    Current driver's license and Dependable transportation

    Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

    Associate's Degree in Applied Science, from a CAAHPE accredited school in Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technology, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

    One (1) year experience performing cardiovascular ultrasound examinations, -OR- Minimum of 800 exams using all imaging modalities available

    Pediatric echocardiography experience

    Familiarity with imaging support of advanced heart failure patients (mechanical support devices)

    Experience with echo guided trans-catheter procedures. (St. Vincent Medical Center)


    About our hospital in Oregon


    As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, the hospital offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

    The hospital Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a hospital team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the hospital Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and the hospital, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting our hospital for their healthcare needs. At our hospital, our quality vision is simple,


    "The hospital will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."


    The hospital is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Our hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

    SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required]

    Oregon Board of Medical Imaging License

    Registered Noninvasive Cardiovascular Ultrasound Technologist (RCS or RDCS) or registry-eligible

    CPR Certification

    Driver's License


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