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Children's Hospital Colorado Cardiac Sonographer Associate PRN in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs is a top-ranked hospitallocated in a top-ranked city.With a regional team of more than 1,000 team members, Children'sColorado has been present in southern Colorado since 2001 and now has teammembers at five locations providing outpatient specialty care, emergencycare, inpatient care and therapy care. Children's Hospital Colorado,Colorado Springs is the first pediatric-only hospital in the region andincludes the region's only emergency department and operating rooms builtjust for kids and served by pediatric experts who have dedicated their livesto treating kids - and only kids - and who are directly linked to one of thecountry's leading pediatric academic medical centers.This opportunity gives you the ability to lead a diverse team of pediatricexperts at one of the top-ranked children's hospitals in the nation,according to US News and World Report, while living and being a part of acommunity that ranks "#1 Most Desirable Place to Live in the U.S.,"according to the US News and World Report.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you andmotivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.Learn about Children's Colorado and our culture:Find out more about living and working in Colorado Springs:Additional InformationDepartment: Briargate CardiologyHours per week: 1Shift: Shifts and location will vary. Does include call.Job OverviewThe Cardiac Sonographer Associate performs clinical echocardiographic studiesfor congenital heart disease on patients ranging from neonatal to adult. TheSonographer Associate has obtained proficiency, competency and knowledge inthe field of pediatric echocardiography; comprehension of anatomy andphysiology, with specific experience in pediatric cardiac ultrasound.ResponsibilitiesPopulation Specific Carea.) Neonate -b.) Infancy - >30 days to 1yrc.) Toddlers - >1yr to 3yrsd.) Pre-Schoolers - >3yrs to 5yrse.) School age - >5yrs to 13yrsf.) Adolescent - >13yrs to 18yrsg.) Adult - >18yrs to 65yrsEssential FunctionsAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of thefollowing essential functions. These examples do not include all of thefunctions which the employee may be expected to perform.Performs clinical echocardiographic (echo) studies, newborns toadults, for congenital heart disease with a moderate degree of difficulty orcomplexity requiring knowledge of hemodynamics, physiology, and congenitalheart disease.Completes echocardiography studies strictly following departmental sequenceand protocol.Completes Doppler studies and obtains appropriate color flow and spectralanalysis Doppler data including advanced analysis of hemodynamics.Prepares accurate preliminary summaries of the echocardiography findings forcardiologist interpretation providing documentation of observed echofindings; reviews completed studies with cardiologistProvides assistance to new sonographers, fellows, and visiting sonographers.Tracks and documents ongoing training and self-study for qualityimprovement; maintains a registry of credentials and certifications.Assists with organizing and developing quality assurance programs.Maintains clean and safe practices, procedures, equipment, and workspace in order to contribute to a healthy patient care environment.Completes mandatory occupational meetings and training as outlined by hospitalpolicies; attends all staff meetings with exception of holidays or patientscheduling conflicts.Performs routine transthoracic echocardiograms on pediatric patients in thenetwork of care and regional sites as needed; and assists with schedulingconflicts, changes, cancellations and workflow issues.Creates and updates information binders, maintains commission checklists,manages room utilization and organization, reports equipment malfunctionsand resolves equipment performance problems; and may be involved in new sitedevelopment and planning.Other InformationSCOPE AND LEVELGuidelines: Guidelines