Diagnostic Medical Sonographer – General Procedures & Cardiac Sonography
Vancouver Coastal Health
Vancouver Coastal Health is a forward thinking organization bursting with great opportunities for both new and experienced health care professionals. From small towns to major cities, from acute care to community, we offer our staff a full range of lifestyle and career options.
Various Sites: Lions Gate Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, BC Cancer Vancouver, BC Children's Hospital, University of BC Hospital, Richmond Hospital, Burnaby Hospital, Royal Columbia Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Jim Pattison Pavilion Surrey, St Paul's Hospital, Peace Arch Hospital and Abbotsford Regional Hospital.
Duties include receiving and completing requisitions, entering relevant data into the diagnostic imaging information system, preparing patients for specific procedures, and conducting examinations utilizing ultrasound and Doppler techniques. May perform venipuncture for contrast media injections as directed by the Radiologist/Cardiologist. Participates on committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.
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 when required by site practice.
Knowledge & Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of theory and practice for sonography procedures including abdominal, obstetrical, pelvic, peripheral vascular, small parts and cardiac sonography.
Comprehensive knowledge of the aseptic techniques.
Broad knowledge and practice of safe work procedures with diagnostic sonographic and medical imaging equipment.
Broad knowledge of imaging acquisition applications and digital imaging storage and distribution networks such as PACS.
Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
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 operate related equipment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
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.
$32.00 - $39.89 per hour