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Part Time Cardiac Sonographer Multispecialty Clinic

Company: Banner Health
Location: Sierra Vista
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Primary City/State:

Sierra Vista, Arizona

Department Name:

Banner Staffing Services-AZ

Work Shift:


Job Category:

Clinical Care

A rewarding career that fits your life. Banner Staffing Services offers a world of opportunities to make an impact on one of the country's leading health systems. If you're looking to leverage your abilities - you belong at Banner Staffing Services.

Banner Staffing Services (BSS) offers Registry/Per Diem opportunities within Banner Health. Registry/Per Diem positions are utilized as needed within our facilities. These positions are great way to start your career with Banner Health. As a BSS team member, you are eligible to apply (at any time) as an internal applicant to any regular opportunities within Banner Health. Banner Staffing also provides RN Bedside Commitment opportunities (formally Banner Travel) which offers 8, 10, or 13-week commitments at facilities in WY, NV, NE, CA, AZ and CO. Learn more at

As a valued and respected Banner Health team member, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive wages
  • Paid orientation
  • Flexible Schedules (select positions)
  • Fewer Shifts Cancelled
  • Weekly pay
  • 403(b) Pre-tax retirement
  • Resources for living (Employee Assistance Program)
  • MyWell-Being (Wellness program)
  • Discount Entertainment tickets
  • Restaurant/Shopping discounts. Registry/Per Diem positions do not have guaranteed hours and no medical benefits package is offered. Completion of post-offer Occupational Health physical assessment, drug screen and background check (includes employment, criminal and education) is required.

    Preferred qualifications: We are an academic hospital, so we look for technologists who are interested in learning and excited to grow. Experience in an inpatient setting is a plus, but not necessarily required. Preferably, candidate would be a graduate of an accredited sonography program. Must be registered, or be able to attain registry within a year. We are looking for a team player, able to pivot as demands and priorities change. Able to take constructive criticism. Collaborative thinker, must recognize that the echo lab is a team working toward delivering excellent patient care.

    Specific job details: Sonographers are responsible for independently performing high quality echocardiograms on an inpatient and out patient population. Sonographers start IVs, perform EKGs, administer bubble studies and contrast as well as perform TEEs and dobutamine and exercise stress tests. We have a really great team of sonographers, RNs, fellows, residents and leaders here. Working with the fellows allows sonographers to learn continually, and can obtain our CMEs by attending the fellow's conference each week. Banner BUMCT is a 700 bed hospital, and sonographers perform a wide variety of tests and clinical studies. We spend time in the cath lab and OR. The lab works really hard on training every sonographer to perform every task and opportunities to grow with projects and responsibilities within the department and across the hospital.

    Additional Details:
    • Day in the life: Sonographers will rotate through inpatient and clinic setting at two hospitals, the clinic, and outreach sites

      Equipment used: Philips Epic, Ie33, cx50 laptop, GE S70, E9, Seimens Acuson.
    • Number of staff you will be working with: the clinic has 3-4 rooms of outpatients, plus two RNs. Tucson Campus typically has 6 sonographers, a charge, 2 RNs. South Campus has 2-3 sonographers and an RN.
    • Number of patients they will see daily: 7 outpatients/day in clinic (8 hour). 8 inpatients/day in hospital (10 hours).
    • Types of procedures ect: transthoracic echo, transesophageal echo, stress echoes, bubble studies, contrast, TAVRs, RAMP studies, echo guided right heart biopsies, pericardial taps, EKG, starting IVs.
    • This is a part-time position; scheduled 2 days a week, 8am-430pm, but are hoping to expand to 4-5 days a week. There is potential for 10 hour days as well.


      This position, acting as a specialized ultrasound technologist, aids in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions in patients, playing a central role in detecting issues related to the heart, including heart malfunctions and in supporting the physicians as they develop diagnosis and treatment plans.


      1. Performs procedures by following and verifying referring providers' orders. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures. Oversees Heart Clinic echocardiographic services, ensuring quality of performance. Accountable for the oversight and application of scanning protocols and quality measures, following the guidelines of ASE or IAC.

      2. Educates patients/families regarding procedure and/or treatment to be performed. Demonstrates professional behavior and conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes.

      3. Performs high quality images and presents them for timely interpretation, ensuring accurate documentation. Performs exams and imaging duties by providing preliminary clinical findings to the supervising physicians. Also provides valuable and timely preliminary findings to the Cardiologists or Cardiac surgeons.

      4. Demonstrates competence in performing prescribed invasive/interventional procedures in accordance with established policies.

      5. Performs and evaluates equipment quality control measurements. Demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot and notifies appropriate personnel to maintain equipment performance. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel and visitors. Adheres to safety policies.

      6. Accountable for the ethical, legal, professional and certification responsibilities related to the practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information.

      7. Assures the efficient operation of workflow in the department. Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and material to ensure non-interruption of services. Performs high level disinfecting in accordance with manufacturers and regulatory policies and procedures.

      8. Functions as the clinical and technical expert in Cardiac Sonographic Imaging for the Cardiology or Cardiovascular department. May act as a clinical resource to staff and students, as well as train new staff and students in sonographic techniques, with focus on the echocardiographic laboratory. May provide echocardiographic related education to Banner Health staff and cardiac sonography students. May assess student competency and provide feedback to department leadership.

      9. Ensures echocardiography functions are within compliance of professional scope of practice, accreditation and regulatory standards, Joint Commission and Title 22. Performs other duties as assigned.

      Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

      NOTE: The core functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.


      Banner Health Leadership will strive to uphold the mission, values, and purpose of the organization. They will serve as role models for staff and act in a people-centered, service excellence-focused, and results-oriented manner.

      DP - Typical Direct Patient Care environment: (Nutrition Rep, Chaplain, RN)
      Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.
      Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected patient care needs.
      Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision.
      Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects.
      Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair.
      May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
      Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids.
      Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
      May require periodic use of personal computer.


      Requires completion of an accredited Allied Health Cardiovascular program.

      Requires national certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) as a Cardiac Sonographer. Uncertified new hires must obtain certification within 12 months of hire. BLS certification required.

      This position requires clinical knowledge typically achieved with one to two years of clinical experience. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems.


      Adult Echo experience preferred.

      Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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Keywords: Banner Health, Sierra Vista , Part Time Cardiac Sonographer Multispecialty Clinic, Healthcare , Sierra Vista, Arizona

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