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Cardiac Sonographer

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Summary


$15,000 SIGN ON BONUS!

**Current MH Employees not Eligible, must be separated 6 months**



Inside and out, you'll find what you're looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, Maine Medical Center has the depth and scope of services and opportunities that can challenge the new graduate or the experienced professional. We are committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals.



  • Position Summary




  • Maine Medical Center has Cardiac Sonographer positions available that provide growth opportunity in many areas of advanced cardiac sonography. We have a dynamic and growing team that is committed to high quality, patient centered care. Our echo lab supports many of our subspecialty cardiology teams such as the advanced valve clinic, congenital cardiology, VAD and transplant team, cardiac procedures such as TAVR, MitraClip, watchman and more.

  • Our team and organization creates the perfect environment to grow as a sonographer.

  • Responsible for using diagnostic medical equipment to assist with the diagnosis of various cardiac conditions, while maintaining the highest standards of patient care and proficiency with appropriate clinical protocols.




  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)



    • Education: Graduate of an approved school of sonography or equivalent combination of training and experience to be eligible for registration as a Cardiac Sonographer through ARDMS or CCI.


    • License/Certifications: Registered as a Cardiac Sonographer through the American Registry of Diagnostic and Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Current BLS required or must be obtained within 3 months from start of employment.


    • Experience: See "Education"


    • Meets all requirements of a Cardiac Sonographer II. Completion of Level I usually achieved within 12 months of hire.


    • Knowledge of healthcare field and medical office protocols/procedures.


    • Knowledge of crash cart emergency procedures and contents and proper response to emergency situations.


    • Knowledge of safety, infection control and quality assurance protocols.


    • Ability to support the technical director of the echo lab per ICAEL guidelines.


    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients, physicians, supervisors and other staff.


    • Ability to project a pleasant and professional image even under stressful situations.


    • Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others, including ability to allay apprehension of patients and elicit their cooperation.


    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.


    • Proficient computer skills.





      Additional Information



      MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!



      MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org



      At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.



      With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.




      Additional Information Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.

Keywords: MaineHealth, Portland , Cardiac Sonographer, Healthcare , Portland, Maine

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