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UnityPoint Health Cardiac Sonographer II - Heart Care Clinic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sign On Incentive of $7,500 for qualifying candidates!

The Cardiac Sonographer II provides diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic equipment in accordance with those procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, for which the individual has received education and clinical experience and has demonstrated competency. This position requires application of clinical, cooperative, and independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative to complete the variety of technical procedures.

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.

% of Time

(annually)

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

· Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic ultrasound examinations in accordance to clinic policy and procedure for adult patients; inpatient and outpatient status.

· Applies cognitive sonographic skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, and diagnostic information and images.

· Applies independent judgment during the sonographic exam to accurately differentiate between normal and abnormal pathologic findings.

· Analyzes sonograms, processes sonographic information and medical history and communicates findings to the appropriate physician. Prepares preliminary reports and contacts the referring physician when required, according to established protocols.

· Initiate billing for testing performed.

· Maintain active registry status.

· Participates in the laboratory accreditation process.

70%

Development and Patient Education

· Coordinates work schedule with department lead or manager to assure workload coverage.

· Assumes responsibility for the safety and the mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in the care of the sonographer.

· Organizes daily work schedule and performs clerical duties with accuracy. Initiate the billing exam process.

· Maintain and recognize malfunctioning equipment, perform minor troubleshooting, and initiate repair service when warranted.

· Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

· Participates in the laboratory accreditation process.

· Participates in department quality improvement processes.

· Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.

· Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

· Maintain compliance with OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

· Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

· Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.

· Behave in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

· Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

· Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

· Travel to non-primary clinic location(s) to execute job functions as outlined in the job description.

· Perform other duties as requested by the Diagnostic Imaging Manager and/or Cardiac Sonographer Lead to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.

20%

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

· Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

· Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

· Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

· Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

· Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

10%

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

· Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

· Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

· Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment:

· Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

· Enthusiastically engage in our work.

· Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

· Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

· Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

· Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

· Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

· Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

· Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

· Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

· Graduate of an accredited cardiac sonography program.

Bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Sciences or Health Science

Experience:

· Minimum of one (1) year experience in vascular diagnostics.

License(s)/Certification(s):

· Current registry in cardiac sonography through the ARDMS/CCI.

· BCLS

· Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

· Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

· Multicultural sensitivity.

· Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

· Customer/patient focused.

· Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

· Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment, decision-making.

· Strong interpersonal skills.

· Strong computer skills.

· Ability to work as a team member.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Other:

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2022-114434

Street: 202 10th St SE

Name: 1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital

Name: Cardiology Clinic

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 40 hours/week, 4- 9 hr days, 1- 4 hr day

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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