Cedars-Sinai Cardiac Sonographer Per Diem - Cardiovascular Medical Group in Beverly Hills, California

The Cardiac Sonographer (per diem) will perform complex diagnostic ultrasound procedures of the cardiovascular system for diagnosis and treatment under the general direction of a physician. The sonographer is responsible for ensuring excellence in the delivery of patient care through the proper execution of care standards, physician orders, and advanced imaging skills.

  • Responsible for performance of all types of cardiac ultrasound examinations: Adult Echocardiography, Stress Echo imaging studies, Pharmacologic Stress Echo imaging studies and Contrast Echo studies

  • Explains procedures to patient to obtain cooperation and, when necessary, signed consent and to address any questions that may arise.

  • Applies ECG electrodes to patient's chest ensuring a “readable” positive signal. Monitors, noting ectopy and arrhythmias.

  • Enters patient information into echo machine and records information digitally and electronically.

  • Follows laboratory protocol and obtains images for comprehensive heart exam.

  • Makes data available to interpreting physician and reviews test results with physician.

  • Ability to perform Venous, Arterial, and Carotids examinations.

  • Performs other duties and assignments as requested by the department supervisor or Cardiologists.

Educational Requirements:

Graduate from a two (2) year accredited ultrasound or echocardiography school.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

ARDMS or CCI certification preferred. CPR certified required.

Experience:

  • At least one (1) year of experience as a sonographer. Sonographer must be proficient in stress echocardiography as well as resting studies.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.