Cardiac Sonographer #64702

Northern Light Health
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The EMMC Echocardiography Lab has full-time opportunities for Staff Cardiac Sonographer.

The EMMC Heart Center provides a full spectrum of services ranging from prevention education to cardiothoracic surgery. The Cardiac Sonographer is responsible for performing diagnostic-quality echocardiographic studies in a fast paced environment. This is achieved through order verification, patient identification, use and maintenance of equipment, imaging according to policies and protocols, interpretation of findings and creating a preliminary report.

We see patients primarily between 07:30 to 18:00 with staggered shifts extending from 06:30 to 23:00. Weekend, holiday and call coverage as needed. Flexibility is preferred for staffing to volume (patient workload)

The IAC accredited Echo Lab conducts over 12,000 procedures annually including adult and pediatric transthoracic, transesophageal, intra-operative transesophageal, stress, and contrast enhanced studies at three locations in Bangor, Maine. Our pediatric team also provides outreach services to northern Maine one day per month. This takes a Cardiologist and Echo to populations that would not have access otherwise.


Qualified Sonographer/Ultrasound candidates must be RDCS / RCS registered or registry eligible. Prior experience in the clinical setting, as a cardiac sonographer is preferred. Other skills required: knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiolo9gy and hemodynamics; knowledge of ultrasound and imaging physics; basic EKG interpretation and arrhythmia detection. Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with technical and medical staff is a must. Flexibility is desired.

Physical Requirements: Must possess the degree of total body strength and flexibility necessary to move equipment and assist with patient positioning and transport – the ability to assist patients with limited mobility or those requiring total care. Ability to reach items on the floor, reach objects overhead to a height of 5 feet above ground level and reach across a stretcher to a distance of 25 inches Ability to lift a minimum of 45 lbs. to a height of 3 feet above ground level Ability to push non-motorized equipment weighing up to 465 lbs. throughout the hospital as necessary Ability to stand 85% of the time and average 3 miles of walking per 8-hour shift Must possess the degree of manual dexterity required to manipulate large and small objects, use a computer keyboard and to operate equipment

Visual acuity and color vision is required to observe the patient and discern information from electronic monitors, patient charts, ID bands and other printed documents

Working Environment: Indoor work 100% of the time in low-light conditions. Exposure to noise at varying levels, varying temperatures, and strong odors at times. Exposure to potentially hazardous materials, blood and high risk body fluids and patients with communicable diseases

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