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Echocardiography Technician

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
25379111 50% Part Time 8AM - 5PM $60,100 - $118,300

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Under clinical / technical direction of the Cardiologist and administrative oversight of the clinical site practice manager, the incumbent performs a full range of cardiac diagnostic ultrasound procedures and complex specialized procedures on adult and pediatric patients in an outpatient clinic setting. This includes M-mode, 2 & 3 dimensional echocardiograms, color Doppler, pulsed Doppler, continuous wave Doppler, assisting at transesophageal echo, pharmacological and exercise/pharmacological stress echo, and strain imaging. Has advanced cognitive abilities in echocardiography and cardiac conditions, recognizes, and describes abnormal findings and tailors the procedure to provide a comprehensive exam. In addition, gets additional data based on abnormal findings. The cardiac sonographer makes the decision as to when an echo contrast agent &/or agitated saline injections according to policy. Will prepare and position patients, adjust equipment to best demonstrate area of interest, operate various stationary and portable equipment and imaging systems. Prepare preliminary interpretation of those studies in image archiving/reporting solutions. Prepare and maintain records pertinent to echo studies. Works with the medical director for quality improvement, IAC certification. Works collaboratively with other clinic staff.

Please Note: The classification title and salary range for this position are currently under review. The candidate will be placed on the anticipated salary range in accordance with the step placement methodology as defined in the collective bargaining agreement. The proposed title code for this position is covered under the AFSCME Patient Care Technical Unit Contract (EX).

**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. **

Education

Licenses

License Requirement
Credentialed with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS). Required

Certifications

Certification Requirement
Basic Life Support certification. Required

Experience

Experience Requirement
Must have two years experience in adult echocardiology and/or cardiac ultrasound. Ability to apply knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and congenital heart disease. Ability to understand complex concepts and apply to patient care. Required

Minimum Requirements

Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients, physicians, nurse, staff, and others in a professional and courteous manner. Prior experience using an electronic health record.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

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  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.


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