Associate's Degree preferred
Aspirus was recently recognized as one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the United States by IBM Watson in their annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country based on overall organizational performance.
We are seeking a Cardiac and/or Vascular Sonographer at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, WI provides quality cardiovascular diagnostic services to neonates, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Responsibilities will include:
Performs cardiac and/or vascular ultrasound procedures, including transthoracic, transesophageal, stress echocardiography, and transcranial Doppler utilizing a variety of equipment and techniques and makes the necessary measurements required for the interpretation to obtain accurate, high quality results.
Administers image enhancing agent when appropriate.
Identifies and defines abnormalities and extends the scope of the examination appropriately.
Prepares patients for procedures and obtains clinical history from the patient including cardiac related physical findings and pertinent laboratory data in order to adapt the imaging techniques to obtain comprehensive and diagnostic information to alleviate the probability of erroneous clinical interpretation.
Assists in performing transesophageal studies with cardiologist, calculating appropriate measurements and sterilizes probe.
Communicates clinical findings to the appropriate staff.
Records statistics and performs daily maintenance of the Echocardiography/Vascular Lab and its equipment, reporting all malfunctions as appropriate.
Participates with the Quality Improvement Program--IAC accreditation, peer reviews, Satellite Scorecard and works with Quality Coordinator for IAC submission.
An Associate Degree or Bachelor's Degree in an allied health field desired.
At minimum, this position requires internship training in echocardiography and/or peripheral vascular ultrasound
RDCS, ARDMS, or RCS CCI registry, or RVT, ARDMS or RVS, CCI registry, or registry eligible within 18 months of hire.
Current BLS certification or obtained within 90 days of hire
Completion of Basic ECG class and passes with 80% or higher within one year of hire, or tests out of class.
Possesses and maintains a valid driver's license as required.
Maintains number of Continuing Education Credits necessary to keep credentials (30 every 3 years).
Hours: 2 Saturdays a month, 8 hour shifts
Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. With more than 7,600 employees, serving communities throughout northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, our integrated system includes four hospitals in Wisconsin and four in Michigan with more than 55 clinics.
Wausau, Wisconsinis located in the lovely Wisconsin River valley at the center of the state. We have a metro area population of 80,000 with excellent schools, busy performing arts center, large private music conservatory, and visual arts center. Quiet residential neighborhoods surround Lake Wausau and overlook the Wisconsin River or have views of Rib Mountain State Park. We enjoy four seasons of recreation including all water sports, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, soccer, down-hill and cross-country skiing. We are conveniently located three hours from Milwaukee and Minneapolis.