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Req #:200002Department:UW MEDICAL CENTER - MONTLAKE- HEART INSTITUTE Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake Posting Date:03/14/2023 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary: $7,405.00 - $11,584.00 per month Other Compensation: If applicable:

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • Overtime pay
  • Union Position:YesShift:First Shift Benefits:As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

    This recruitment offers a $5000 Recruitment Incentive to eligible new employees joining UW Medicine - Relocation assistance available#UWMRecruitmentIncentive

    All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center- Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Reports No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.

    Excellence. Exploration. Education. Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

    UWMC has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time, Day Shift, CARDIAC SONOGRAPHER 1 or CARDIAC SONOGRAPHER 2 at our Montlake Clinic. This individual performs and analyzes comprehensive complex diagnostic cardiac ultrasound procedures such as Transthoracic Echo (TTE), Dobutamine Stress Echo (DSE), Treadmill Echo (TME), and assists physicians with Transesophageal Echo (TEE) procedures on patients referred for evaluation of suspected or known heart disease, post-operative evaluation of surgical therapy, or placement of cardiac prosthetic devices.


  • Although primary work assignment will be in Edmonds, this individual will also be assigned to work at our Montlake site as needed
  • Participates in the Cardiac Sonographer On-Call rotation at the main Montlake Echo Lab site
  • Performs and analyzes diagnostic cardiac ultrasound examinations on adults and adolescents
  • Performs clinical and approved research Transthoracic Echocardiography examinations on adult, adolescent, and critically ill patients either at the bedside or within the department
  • Performs echo cardiographic studies in the cath lab and assists team with pericardiocentesis, TAVR placement, EtOH ablations, echo guided biopsies and other procedures.
  • Performs echo cardiographic studies on patients with advanced heart failure therapies, including LVAD, impella and ECMO
  • Reviews patient medical records, physician referral diagnosis and patients previous exam data including final reports and images prior to beginning procedure
  • Prepares patient for examination by explaining entire procedure and performing a limited physical assessment of blood pressure and auscultation
  • Acquires any additional pertinent patient history
  • Optimizes and alters Echo and Doppler examinations by using appropriate procedure and technique to obtain anatomy and pathophysiology data relative to patients cardiac disorder(s)
  • Performs quality dependent and independent imaging before, during, and after Dobutamine Stress Echo procedures
  • Performs quality dependent and independent imaging before, during, and after Treadmill Stress Echo procedures
  • Assists the attending physician with transesophageal echocardiography. Determines initial working diagnosis by analyzing data using appropriate mathematical formulas and offline computer analysis to define accurate cardiac anatomy, physiology, pathology and hemodynamics
  • Prepares the patients initial diagnostic report: enters analyzed exam data and findings into the Xcelera PACS program, prepares documentation for Echo attending review
  • Cleans exam room, disinfects ultrasound equipment, prepares room and equipment for next patient or procedure
  • Provides hands on training of echo procedures to attending physicians, cardiology fellows, cardiac anesthesiology and surgery fellows, and cardiac ultrasound interns
  • Attends at least 75% of required staff meetings annually and/or reads and verifies all staff meeting minutes
  • Contributes to and assists with documentation of information to support Echo Lab and UW Hospitals CQI processes
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

    Completion of a training program accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and current certification as Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) in Adult Echocardiography by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)

    One year of experience as Cardiac Sonographer 1 or equivalent education/experience.

    *Two years of experience as a Cardiac Sonographer is required to be eligible for the recruitment incentive.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Employees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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    Seattle, WA
    Full time

    Published on 25 Mar 2023

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