Vancouver Coastal Health

Cardiac Sonographer

Job Description

Job Title: Cardiac Sonographer
Work Site: Ultrasound Cardiac, Ridge Meadows Hospital - Maple Ridge, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.57 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $33.29 - $41.61 per hour

Hours:

 

0800-1800 / 1700-2200 / 1800-2200 and as operations require

Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 158749-jim

 

Come work as a Cardiac Sonographer with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Cardiac Sonographer to join the Medical Imaging department at Ridge Meadows Hospital. Apply today to join our team!

 

As a Cardiac Sonographer with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Perform standard cardiac ultrasound procedures including cardiac studies and measurements.
  • Provide preliminary assessments for review and interpretation by the Radiologist/Cardiologist.
  • Support your team by performing duties such as:
    • 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.
  • Provide information/education to patients and staff on the topics related to the procedures and consent.
  • Perform venipuncture for contrast media injections as directed by the Cardiologist/Radiologist as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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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