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Diagnostic Sonographer Specialist (Echocardiographer)

Health PEI

Health PEI values the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that a diverse, equitable and inclusive work-place culture can bring.  Not only does this help us deliver better outcomes, more innovation, but it also creates a safer space for our patients when our employees are more reflective of the communities we serve. It is important for us to create an environment where our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work and challenging the status quo to make Health PEI a better more inclusive employer and healthcare system. We recognize we have more work to do but finding intentional ways to grow our understanding and support of those who have faced barriers due to accessibility, ethnicity, ancestry, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, language or other grounds is a key priority for us. We encourage underrepresented groups to join our team, be yourself, and help us achieve our vision of for an inclusive workplace and healthcare system.

Salary Range:               $37.85 – $46.39 per hour (Level 14D)

Bi-Weekly Hours:        75 hours bi-weekly / Days / and Evenings and Weekends as needed

Posting ID:                    158797-0823QEPI

The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer works in a specialized area in the Diagnostic Imaging Department and is required to have knowledge in Anatomy and Physiology and specialized training in Echocardiography. They assume basic administrative responsibilities related to performing echocardiographic examinations and other related and allied duties, which contribute to the orderly and efficient operation of the Diagnostic Imaging Department.

Duties include:

  • performing appropriate echocardiography exams to aid in the diagnosis of the client’s condition and further refining the study with an in-depth evaluation of any abnormalities encountered;
    performing TEE, stress echos, and bubble studies;
  • reviewing image documentation and related data from current or previous exams;
  • producing a complete preliminary report summarizing all technical findings for the interpreting physician;
  • explaining procedures and providing care and comfort to client before, during, and after procedures;
  • obtaining comprehensive and accurate ultrasonic evaluation of cardiac anatomy, function, pathology and hemodynamics;
  • performing appropriate preliminary measurements and calculations notifying reporting physician or referring physician of any urgent findings;
  • entering data on computer and retrieving files;
  • assisting with training of other staff and students;
  • provincial position required to work at both Prince County Hospital (PCH) and QEH
  • other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of an accredited Cardiac Ultrasonography Program.
  • Eligible for registration with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and/or Sonography Canada (SC);
  • Experience with PACS, experience with Viewpoint, EchoPACs, and GE imaging platforms an asset
  • Experience as an Echocardiographer is preferred
  • Experience performing pediatric echocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiograms, dobutamine echocardiograms, exercise stress echocardiograms, and contrast exams are all considered assets.
  • Good previous work and attendance record.

Important Notes:

Covid-19 Immunization: Notice to all External Applicants. All new hires are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination before their start date as per Health PEI’s Covid-19 Immunization and Management Policy. In the event that a new hire is unable to be vaccinated as a result of a medical exemption, you will be required to submit supporting documentation to Employee Health / Wellness and Safety.

Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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