Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer/Echocardiographer

San Diego, CA 92134

Job Category: Technologist Job Number: 1504 Compensation Range: $104,852.80

Job Description

Currently recruiting a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer / Echocardiographer job opening working in San Diego, California to work in the Naval Medical Center San Diego Cardiology Department providing medical care for military members, retirees, and their families. The Cardiac Sonographer is a full-time position, four or five days per week (8-hr or 10-hr shifts), Sunday - Saturday between the hours of 6 a.M. To 8 p.M. All weekday, weekend, and holiday shifts are rotated with the other sonographers. We anticipate scheduling up to 2 Federal holidays per year.

  • Perform 2-dimensional, M Mode, pulse wave, continuous-wave Doppler and color-flow Doppler, and transthoracic echocardiography studies.
  • Perform Stress Treadmill and Pharmacologic Stress Echocardiograms with Dobutamine and Adenosine, to include optimal utilization of sonography contrast agents.
  • Assist physicians in the performance of transesophageal echocardiograms.
  • Assist in the educational mission of the cardiology division, through the teaching of cardiovascular fellows and cardiovascular technician students in the performance of echocardiographic studies.
  • Rotate into Ambulatory Electrocardiography Laboratory during the specified duty hours. Duties will include connecting and instructing patients on the appropriate use of 24-hour Holter monitors, 30 day event monitors, and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors.
  • Perform initial analysis of all 24-hour Holters and Event Monitors for cardiac arrhythmias as well as analyzing 24-hour blood pressure recordings for evidence of hypertension.
  • Maintain accurate patient procedural records.
  • Perform signal average EKGs as required.
  • Assist in the compiling and archiving records for procedures performed in both the Echocardiography and Ambulatory Electrocardiography Laboratories of the Cardiology Division.
  • Possess a minimum of five years full time clinical experience as a Cardiac Sonographer within the preceding seven years in a clinical setting of comparable size and complexity.
  • Provide proof of professional development through continuing education within the last 24 months.
  • Possess a minimum of 7, 500 echo studies performed.
  • Possess a minimum of 5000 hours instructing Echocardiograms either to CVT students or fellows.
  • Possess Certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography specializing in adult echo.
  • U.S. Citizenship (required for access to Gov' t computer systems)
  • Competitive starting salary
  • 17 days paid vacation and sick leave per year
  • 10 paid Federal holidays per year
  • Health & Welfare allowance contributes to the cost of health insurance, short- and long-term disability ins.
  • Dental & vision plans


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