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Research Cardiac Sonographer (Part Time) - Cardiology

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Research Cardiac Sonographer (Part Time) - Cardiology   

JOB TITLE:

Research Cardiac Sonographer (Part Time) - Cardiology

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

St, Louis Missouri United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Scheduled Hours

30

Position Summary

This is a position that involves performing research-grade cardiac and vascular ultrasound studies and/or other related cardiovascular examinations for research purposes.
Responsibilities include performance and analysis of studies, entry into electronic database, digital storage and retrieval of studies and billing for services provided.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acquires images and/or performs interpretation of cardiac and vascular ultrasound examinations.
  • Performs non-imaging cardiac and/or vascular examinations which may include, but are not limited to, measurement of vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, height, weight), vascular stiffness exam, ankle-brachial index, electrocardiography, six-minute walk tests and placement of ambulatory blood pressure and holter monitors.
  • Collects a limited amount of cardiovascular history (eg.
    cardiovascular history, medications, pertinent comorbidities, etc.
    ) and records on data collection forms.
  • Assists in the collection, storage and management of research data including data entry into an electronic database and appropriate storage of data collection forms.
  • Performs scheduling and maintains a testing calendar for the Cardiovascular Imaging and Clinical Research Core Laboratory (Core Lab).
  • Coordinates research subject services for investigators in other divisions, departments and/or clinics/hospitals.
  • Assists with the billing of research services provided; generates monthly billing reports.
  • Performs phlebotomy and processes blood products for appropriate storage.
  • Performs intravenous catheter insertion and administration of intravenous contrast.
  • Travels to other institutions as required for training/certification for research studies.
  • Strictly adheres to HIPAA, HRPO and other WU guidelines.
  • Assists research team in data analysis and presentation.
  • Monitors supplies and equipment, including maintenance and service contracts.
  • Assists with back-up of research images and data.
  • Assists with the completion of compliance documents, including preparation of new, renewal and amended HRPO protocols, Billing Matrix entries and funding agency progress reports.
  • Assists physicians in presenting echocardiographic images as part of audiovisual presentations (I.
    e.
    , PowerPoint Presentations).
  • Participates in continued professional development, attends educational programs, in-services and meetings as needed to maintain appropriate professional credentialing (BLS, ACLS [when appropriate], professional CME, etc.
    ).
  • Obtains informed consent from research subjects.

Working Conditions

This position requires contact with research subjects, ancillary staff, investigators, nursing staff, physicians, and other personnel in the Cardiovascular Imaging and Clinical Research Core Laboratory, the Cardiovascular Division, and other divisions and Departments throughout Washington University.
This person may come in contact with radioactive materials, hazardous waste, infectious materials, blood and body fluids, and clinical cleansing agents (OSHA, Category 1).
This position may require moving, lifting and transferring of research subjects, flexible work schedule, and some pressure caused by work deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Use of Sphygmocor system for carotid and femoral artery pulse tracings.
  • BLS certification.
  • Understanding of 3D and myocardial strain imaging techniques is desirable.
  • Appropriate professional certification (ARDMS, RVT or equivalent) preferred.
  • At least one year of ultrasound experience in acquiring echocardiographic and vascular ultrasound data for research purposes.
  • Working knowledge of cardiac ultrasound equipment and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • General computer skills.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent high school certification or higher education.
  • Professional certification Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS).

Grade

C13-H

Salary Range

$32.
08 - $49.
73 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University.
Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

Accommodation

If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email CandidateQuestions@wustl.
edu or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position.
The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks.
All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St.
Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees.
Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours.
Please visit our website at https://hr.
wustl.
edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St.
Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups.
It is the Universitys policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.
Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

49.73 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707247792-fdcc1435032031f489a7cc858f582ab7

LOCATION:

Missouri United States

CITY:

St, Louis

Job Origin:

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Scheduled Hours

30

Position Summary

This is a position that involves performing research-grade cardiac and vascular ultrasound studies and/or other related cardiovascular examinations for research purposes. Responsibilities include performance and analysis of studies, entry into electronic database, digital storage and retrieval of studies and billing for services provided.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acquires images and/or performs interpretation of cardiac and vascular ultrasound examinations.
  • Performs non-imaging cardiac and/or vascular examinations which may include, but are not limited to, measurement of vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, height, weight), vascular stiffness exam, ankle-brachial index, electrocardiography, six-minute walk tests and placement of ambulatory blood pressure and holter monitors.
  • Collects a limited amount of cardiovascular history (eg. cardiovascular history, medications, pertinent comorbidities, etc.) and records on data collection forms.
  • Assists in the collection, storage and management of research data including data entry into an electronic database and appropriate storage of data collection forms.
  • Performs scheduling and maintains a testing calendar for the Cardiovascular Imaging and Clinical Research Core Laboratory (Core Lab).
  • Coordinates research subject services for investigators in other divisions, departments and/or clinics/hospitals.
  • Assists with the billing of research services provided; generates monthly billing reports.
  • Performs phlebotomy and processes blood products for appropriate storage.
  • Performs intravenous catheter insertion and administration of intravenous contrast.
  • Travels to other institutions as required for training/certification for research studies.
  • Strictly adheres to HIPAA, HRPO and other WU guidelines.
  • Assists research team in data analysis and presentation.
  • Monitors supplies and equipment, including maintenance and service contracts.
  • Assists with back-up of research images and data.
  • Assists with the completion of compliance documents, including preparation of new, renewal and amended HRPO protocols, Billing Matrix entries and funding agency progress reports.
  • Assists physicians in presenting echocardiographic images as part of audiovisual presentations (I.e., PowerPoint Presentations).
  • Participates in continued professional development, attends educational programs, in-services and meetings as needed to maintain appropriate professional credentialing (BLS, ACLS [when appropriate], professional CME, etc.).
  • Obtains informed consent from research subjects.

Working Conditions

This position requires contact with research subjects, ancillary staff, investigators, nursing staff, physicians, and other personnel in the Cardiovascular Imaging and Clinical Research Core Laboratory, the Cardiovascular Division, and other divisions and Departments throughout Washington University. This person may come in contact with radioactive materials, hazardous waste, infectious materials, blood and body fluids, and clinical cleansing agents (OSHA, Category 1). This position may require moving, lifting and transferring of research subjects, flexible work schedule, and some pressure caused by work deadlines.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Use of Sphygmocor system for carotid and femoral artery pulse tracings.
  • BLS certification.
  • Understanding of 3D and myocardial strain imaging techniques is desirable.
  • Appropriate professional certification (ARDMS, RVT or equivalent) preferred.
  • At least one year of ultrasound experience in acquiring echocardiographic and vascular ultrasound data for research purposes.
  • Working knowledge of cardiac ultrasound equipment and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • General computer skills.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent high school certification or higher education.
  • Professional certification Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS).

Grade

C13-H

Salary Range

$32.08 - $49.73 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

Accommodation

If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email CandidateQuestions@wustl.edu or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universitys policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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