• Cardiac Sonographer

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Cardiac Sonographer
    Work Site:

    Medical Imaging Ultrasound Cardiac - Eagle Ridge Hospital

    Status: Temporary Full Time
    Start Date: As soon as possible until return of incumbent
    Salary: $32.00 - $39.89 per hour
    Hours: 08:00-16:00;07:00-15:00;07:30-15:30 with Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays off
    Reference#: 117125-jim


    Practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice as well as within a client and family centred care model and the vision and values of the department across the Lower Mainland Medical Imaging (LMMI) health authorities (Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services and Vancouver Coastal Health). Performs standard cardiac ultrasound procedures, including cardiac studies and measurements, and provides preliminary assessments for review and interpretation by the Radiologist/Cardiologist. Duties include receiving and completing requisitions, entering relevant data into the radiology information system, preparing patients for procedures, operating echocardiography equipment, including processing and archiving of acquired data, monitoring patient during procedures and monitoring equipment performance. Provides information/education to patients and staff on the topics related to the procedures and consent. May perform venipuncture for contrast media injections as directed by the Cardiologist/Radiologist.


    Education & Experience

    • Must be a graduate of a recognized training program in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography and certified with Sonography Canada or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or be certified with Sonography Canada and have passed the Sonography Canada Skills Assessment (CCSA).
    • Completion of Intravenous Therapy training course or applicable experience working in IV Therapy or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience when required by site practice.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Demonstrated knowledge of theory and practice for Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography.
    • Demonstrated ability to perform sonographic examinations in compliance with departmental standards.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the aseptic techniques.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of organization policies, procedures and standards of care, including practice of safe work procedures with modality equipment.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and deal effectively with clients and their families, co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach in a one-to-one and group setting.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practice related to designated modalities.
    • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of research process and methodology.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
    • Demonstrated ability in CPR techniques.
    • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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