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Echocardiography Sonographer
Location:Kelowna
Facility:KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
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Competition #:01244561
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HSA
Facility:KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Department:KGH ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
Reports To:PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER
Hourly Wage:$31.37 - $39.10
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

We are looking for a patient-focused team player to fill a Cardiac Ultrasound Technologist position at Kelowna General Hospital.

The successful applicant with work within the hospital’s Echo Lab. The Echo Lab is part of a large Diagnostic Cardiology Department, which includes Interior Health’s Regional Heart Cath Lab and Angioplasty Program, ECG, Stress Testing, Atrial Fibrillation Clinic, and Cardiac Device Clinic. Services include Adult and Pediatric Echo, Stress Echo (Treadmill, Bike, Dobutamine), Transesophageal Echo, Contrast and Bubble Echo. Approximately 11,500 inpatient and outpatient Echo exams performed annually.

The Cardiac Ultrasound Technologist is responsible for performing diagnostic ultrasound procedures/examinations and related duties while working in collaboration with Radiologists, Cardiologists, Physicians and other health care professionals. Some typical duties include:
• Receiving, verifying and processing requisitions from Physicians for diagnostic ultrasound procedures/examinations.
• Performing all diagnostic ultrasound procedures/examinations in accordance with established standards, procedures and protocols. Performing related calculations and technical analysis to aid Physicians in the interpretation of scans.
• Organizing workload according to exam priority and equipment availability.
• Monitoring patient care and safety by ensuring procedures adhere to department standards, policies and protocols.

Ultrasound equipment consists of: • Philips IE33, GE Vivid S6 • Meditech HIS • McKesson CPACs

Our Diagnostic Cardiac team provides an exceptional professional environment for Medical Imaging and offers the opportunity to join a healthcare team dedicated to excellent clinical and communication skills, professionalism, and commitment to teamwork. We have a future of unparalleled opportunity for professional growth.

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health. We offer generous vacation entitlement and Pension Plan. Relocation allowance is offered to eligible new employees.

If this wonderful career opportunity fits your style, we would love to hear from you! Apply Today!

Community Profile: Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, the thriving City of Kelowna is situated on the eastern shores of Lake Okanagan in the South Central Region of British Columbia. It is the largest city in the area and boasts all of the amenities of a major centre including fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Wine tours, golfing, skiing, boating, swimming and camping are among the many recreational activities enjoyed by residents here.
 
Qualifications

• Graduate of a recognized/accredited North American Program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasonography).

• Current certification with Sonography Canada as required for the assigned practice area (i.e. Adult and Peds Echo) and/or current certification with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers as required for the assigned practice area.

• Eligible for membership with Sonography Canada and/or ARDMS.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT