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Cardiac Sonographer

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:

1

Date Posted:

April 12, 2024

Department:

46006106 Radiology

Shift:

Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:

32

Union Contract:

SEIU-8-St Francis Technical

Weekend Rotation:

Occasional

Job Summary:

Allina Health is a not-for-profit health system that cares for individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you value putting patients first, consider a career at Allina Health. Our mission is to provide exceptional care as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care. This includes you and your loved ones. We are committed to providing whole person care, investing in your well-being, and enriching your career.

Key Position Details:

  • Benefit Eligible
  • 8-hour Day Shift M-F
  • 64-hours per 2-week pay period

Job Description:

Provides high quality cardiac ultrasound exams for cardiologist interpretation, resulting in accurate diagnosis and/or shorter length of stay without repeat scans.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Performs routine and special cardiac procedures in compliance with physician orders and department guidelines
    • Identifies patient and does set up for exam.
    • Documents accurately all needed aspects of the procedure.
    • Observes and communicates with patient responding to needs.
    • Maintains safe patient environment in procedure area.
  • Completes procedures with high degree of accuracy
    • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of all diagnostic equipment.
    • Maintains work knowledge and competence.
    • Gathers all relevant information to assist in interpretation of images.
    • Verifies all imaging has appropriately transferred to imaging storage and retrieval system.
  • Communicates with RN regarding patient status
    • Works together during specific procedures to ensure appropriate patient care.
    • Notifies RN of immediate patient needs or concerns.
  • Performs additional duties to complete process
    • Finalizes scan reports and sends to appropriate area for reading.
    • Participates in room turnover, including cleaning of equipment.
    • Restocks and prepares room for next patient.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Associate's or Vocational degree from a diagnostic sonography program required, echocardiography preferred
  • 0 to 2 years Cardiac Sonography experience


    Licenses/Certifications

    • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource required
    • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography OR Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) registry eligible upon hire required
    • Board certified within 6 months of hire; if working at St. Francis, must be able to obtain certification within 1 year of hire
    • Valid Driver’s License required upon hire - MN and WI residents must obtain a valid driver’s license in their state of residence within 60 days of employment if working in MHI Mobile Echo department


    Physical Demands
    Medium Work*:
    Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently