Department Description UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, meaning patients and their families can receive the full range of expert care close to home. The newly designated Pediatric Heart Center within UC Davis Children's Hospital offers diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures for infants, children and adolescents with heart defects. UC Davis' integrated multidisciplinary team of surgeons, specialists, physicians, nurses and researchers provide some of Northern California's most sophisticated specialty and surgical expertise in: Pediatric cardiology, Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery; Cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology; Neonatal and pediatric intensive care; Pediatric critical care nursing; and Fetal diagnosis of heart defects. Department Description
Job SummaryFinal Filing Date : 12/2/19Salary Range : $50.78 to $65.70Salary Frequency : Hourly Appointment Type : CareerPercentage of Time : 100Shift Hour : DayLocation : Pediatric, Clinic/Hospital/Outreach ClinicCity : Sacramento Union Representation : YesBenefits Eligible : Yes We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs. THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Ultrasound Technologist provides cardiac ultrasound support for the hospital's pediatric and perinatology services, pediatric specialty, outreach clinics, pediatric heart surgery program and Cath lab procedures. Duties also include supporting the pediatric heart surgery program by assisting the pediatric cardiologist with transesophageal ultrasound exams intraoperatively, supporting the perinatologists by performing fetal cardiac exams, educating patients and their parents and providing detailed written preliminary reports and assisting in billing. Required Qualifications
The sonographer must have the knowledge and the ability to operate ultrasound equipment to produce high quality echocardiograms with experience in an acute setting hospital based pediatric echo lab.
Experience in pediatric echocardiography with current registration through the American Registry of Diagnostic
Medical Sonographers (mandatory or within 6 months of applying for the position).
Knowledgeable in fetal cardiac embryology, congenital heart defects, cardiac hemodynamics and palliative and/or
corrective congenital heart surgical procedures.
Experience in providing detailed, concise written and/or oral preliminary reports regarding the patient's cardiac anatomy and hemodynamic status for the interpreting pediatric cardiologist.
Experience in special procedures assisting the pediatric cardiologists with sedated echocardiograms and transesophageal echo in the OR and cath lab.
Demonstrates the ability to assume responsibility and dependability (but not limited to) i.e., attendance, punctuality, positive attitude and initiative to perform duties not specifically stated.
Experience to instruct, train and educate health care providers in the assessment of congenital heart disease.
Skills to organize workload and produce a sufficient volume of work in a timely manner.
Skills to cooperative and communicate effectively with health care providers, patients, and the public.
Ability to work under pressure and make accurate decisions.
Ability to present a professional manner in dress and comportment.
Works in all aspects of the hospital environment from the intensive care units to the emergency room, operating rooms, cath lab and pediatric specialty clinics. Is responsible for safely moving ultrasound equipment throughout the hospital and transporting ultrasound equipment to Shriners Hospital for Children when necessary.
Experience in fetal echocardiography with current registration through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (preferred)
The employee must be physically capable of carrying out all assigned duties.
Emotional and physical health sufficient to meet the demand of the position.
Strength sufficient to move heavy ultrasound equipment on wheels (up to 500 lbs).
Ability to maintain prolonged arm positions necessary for scanning.
Outreach travel may be involved.
Must be able to work flexible hours, occasional overtime, participate in outreach clinics and take call on weekdays and weekends. Verification of registration or registry eligibility will be required at time of appointment.
EEOThe University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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