||Full-time Cardiac Sonographer opportunity atEastern Maine Medical CenterThe Eastern Maine Medical Heart Center provides a full spectrum of services ranging from prevention education to cardiothoracic surgery.The fully accredited Echo Lab performs over 18,000 adult echo procedures annually including: transthoracic, transesophageal, intra-operative transesophageal, stress, and contrast enhanced studies at two locations in Bangor, Maine.This is an interesting and rewarding position as the cardiac sonographers are responsible for performing quality diagnostic and interventional echocardiographic studies using advanced technology such as live 3D quantification and speckle tracking. Exams are conducted in the operative, critical care, and out-patient settings. The echo lab provides imaging for a cardio-oncology program and a structural heart disease clinic that includes catheter-based interventions.Qualified Sonographer/Ultrasound candidates must be RDCS or RCS registered or registry eligible within one year. Required skills include, but are not limited to: knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology and hemodynamics; knowledge of ultrasound and imaging physics; and basic EKG interpretation and arrhythmia detection. Strong communication and critical thinking skills are a must as well as the ability to work effectively with both technical and medical staff. Schedule flexibility, occasional overnight call coverage and weekend shifts are expected.Physical Requirements: Must possess the degree of total body strength and flexibility necessary to move equipment and assist with patient positioning and transport – the ability to assist patients with limited mobility or those requiring total care. Ability to reach items on the floor, reach objects overhead to a height of 5 feet above ground level and reach across a stretcher to a distance of 25 inches Ability to lift a minimum of 45 lbs. to a height of 3 feet above ground level Ability to push non-motorized equipment weighing up to 465 lbs. throughout the hospital as necessary Ability to stand 85% of the time and average 3 miles of walking per 8-hour shift Must possess the degree of manual dexterity required to manipulate large and small objects, use a computer keyboard and to operate equipment. Visual acuity and color vision is required to observe the patient and discern information from electronic monitors, patient charts, ID bands and other printed documentsWorking Environment: Indoor work 100% of the time in low-light conditions. Exposure to noise at varying levels, varying temperatures, and strong odors at times. Exposure to potentially hazardous materials, blood and high risk body fluids and patients with communicable diseasesEastern Maine Medical Center, established in 1892 and located on the banks of the Penobscot River, is a 411 bed state of the art tertiary care facility and one of the largest employers in the region.Life in the Bangor area affords spectacular year-round outdoor adventure from hiking, fishing and boating to skiing and snowmobiling. Within a short distance are Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, and the beautiful Maine seacoast and mountains. Enjoy the Maine Center for the Arts, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, the Robinson Ballet, indoor and outdoor concert venues and an eclectic downtown district. Bangor ranks as one of the nation's safest population centers and is a comfortable place to live, work and raise a family.Eastern Maine Medical Centers offers an excellent benefit package with competitive salaries. Relocation assistance is available.
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