At Pulse Heart Institute, our patient-focused approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, the Cardiac Sonographer reflects the mission, vision, and values of Pulse Heart Institute. Working under the authority of the Medical Director, the Cardiac Sonographer is responsible for obtaining high quality images of the heart and related structures to assist the Cardiologist with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. This position requires travel to other Pulse clinics.
Responsibilities of the Cardiac Sonographer:
Uses the AIDET framework of Acknowledge – Introduce – Duration – Explanation – Thank You to thoroughly explain the procedure; facilitate patients' cooperation; and provide a positive patient experience
Completes exam accurately and timely, adapting protocols according to degree and type of pathology encountered, while adhering to Standards of Intersocietal Accreditation of Echocardiography
Performs all duties in accordance with the policies and procedures of Pulse Heart Institute
Performs clerical duties specific to ICAEL quality assurance
Performs departmental maintenance duties
Maintains licensure, BLS and continuing education requirements per the Standards of the ICAEL
Registered or registry eligible with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers with a specialty Registration of Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers (RDCS). If RDCS registry eligible, must receive RDCS certification within 12 months of hire or transfer. Registered with Cardiovascular Credentialing International as Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) may be substituted for RDCS with the expectation of obtaining ARDMS registry within 12 months of hire or transfer. BLS certification required.
Must be a graduate of a CAAHEP or CMA approved School of Diagnostic Ultrasound or equivalent amount of on the job training as outlined by ICAEL accreditation requirements.
Pulse Institute is a partnership between Cardiac Study Center, MultiCare Regional Heart & Vascular Centers and MultiCare Medical Associates. These organizations share a long history of delivering clinically innovative firsts to the Puget Sound Region of Washington State.
Pulse Heart Institute is the first of its kind in our community and combines the best of private practice with the extensive capabilities of a large health system. It is an integrated, cardiovascular organization to unite cardiac, thoracic, and vascular services into one cohesive unit. Pulse works to build a seamless, comprehensive range of care in both adult inpatient and outpatient settings.
Pulse Heart Institute is working to realize the vision of becoming a world-class health care organization and a destination center for cardiac, thoracic and vascular care. Patients in our community and beyond can experience better outcomes, significantly improved access to care, a refined, patient-centric approach and advanced state-of-the-art programs.
Pulse Heart Institute also now serves the Inland Northwest of Washington State and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho with more growth on the horizon!