Job Description

*National Jewish Health - Main Campus · Cardiology Services
Denver, CO
Allied Health Care
Pool/Per Diem (no benefits), Day Shift, 7:00am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday, on a PRN basis
Posted 10/01/2018
Req # 11756

National Jewish Health is currently seeking a PRN Echosonographer (Echo Technologist) to join our growing cardiology service.  This position will have a high level impact in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of common and unusual respiratory and cardiac diseases.  The thorough studies performed will increase the skill level of the Echosonographer due to our population of patients with pulmonary diseases such as pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, COPD, cardiac sarcoid, and other cardiac diseases.  You will work with a team of four other full-time sonographers, a dedicated nurse, and physicians that are available daily for your consultation.  
Great Perk! This position is a Monday through Friday, day shift position.  No nights, weekend, holidays or on-call schedule!  The hours would be between 7:00am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday, on a PRN basis. 
Why National Jewish Health?  Non-sectarian National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.  We are known worldwide for the treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research.  
If you believe in working for an organization where Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team! 
Position Summary
Responsible and accountable for performing quality Echocardiography in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).  This position works within interdisciplinary teams to provide safe and personalized care for the patient.
Essential Duties
  1. Performs high quality echocardiograms to assist the physician in the diagnosis of cardiac conditions in accordance with ARDMS and IAC standards.
  2. Prepares and completes all required documentation in a thorough and accurate manner.
  3. Initiates times to read exams with cardiologists to elicit feedback and quality improvement.
  4. Performs all related responsibilities associated with Pulmonary Physiology testing to include operating and maintaining equipment in accordance with hospital and department safety policy and procedures.
  5. Participates in quality improvements processes on an on-going basis and assists with IAC compliance as directed.
  6. Maintains continuing education requirements as outlined by the ARDMS.
  7. Provides guidance to less experienced staff to assure high quality exams on all patients.

Key Competencies
  • Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  • Attention to Detail: Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; shows concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checks processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time.  Sets high standards of performance for self and others; assumes responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposes standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  • Peer Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences.  Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.
  • Patient Relations: Consistently meets patient and patient family needs; takes responsibility for a patient's safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; uses appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
  • Initiative: Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Decision Making: Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Completion of a two-year diagnostic medical sonographer education program.  
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer certification required within twelve (12) months of hire date for new graduates and within six - (6) months of hire date for individuals with more than one (1) year of experience.  
  • BLS required.


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