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Cardiac Sonographer II

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 82588
Job Family: Allied Health-Tech
Specialty: Cardiology
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Day
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 35521085032075-Cardiovascular Administration


Cardiology - the compassionate care of hearts, straight from the heart! The Cardiology - Stress Team at Wilkes Medical Center is eager to expand - we are in search of a skilled Cardiac Sonographer to become a part of our close-knit family. Embrace your passion and join us in the mission of nurturing hearts! 

The Cardiac Sonographer II performs top-notch cardiac ultrasound scans, provides observation summaries of scans, assists during invasive procedures, manages scheduling and clerical tasks, and contributes to the ultrasound call plan. They also offer guidance and support to other sonographers when needed.

What We Offer: 

  • Day 1 Health Coverage: Choose from either copay or HSA-eligible health insurance options with coverage starting on your first day of work. 
  • Wellness Incentives: Take advantage of up to $1,350 per year in wellness incentives through our LiveWELL program, prioritizing your well-being.
  • Education Reimbursement: We invest in your professional growth, offering up to $2,500 per year towards a Bachelor’s Degree and up to $5,000 per year towards a graduate degree. 
  • Parental Benefits: We understand the importance of family, providing six weeks of paid maternity leave and four weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Retirement: Secure your future with up to 7% employer-paid retirement contributions, ensuring financial peace of mind.

Where You’ll Work: Wilkes Medical Center is a small, community healthcare institution nestled in the picturesque mountainsides of North Carolina. As part of the Wake Forest Baptist Family, the campus offers the resources of a nationally recognized academic center, and is renowned for its commitment to providing high-quality medical services to the local community. With a state-of-the-art facility and a dedicated team of healthcare professionals, the center offers a wide range of comprehensive medical services, ensuring patient well-being and satisfaction at the forefront of its mission.

Position Highlights: 

  • Shift Schedule: Monday – Friday 8a-5p; No weekends, holidays, or on-call rotations!
  • Location: Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist - Wilkes Medical Center
  • Clinical Ladder: This position is a level II Cardiac Sonographer on our Clinical Ladder, continuous professional growth offered through this tiered system!

What You’ll Need:

  • Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Radiologic Technology or Ultrasound Course, or CMA-accredited Diagnostic Ultrasound Program Required; Associate’s Degree Preferred
    • Completion of Cardiac Ultrasound Training Program Required
  • Valid Sonographer Registration, ARRT(S), RDMS, or RDCS Credentials accepted – required to be registered within 1 year of hire & in Cardiology Specialties within 2 years of hire.
  • Current CPR Certification Required - BLS
  • 5 years of Sonography experience with patients required.  
  • Proficiency in basic echo, stress echo, TEE and 3D or advanced procedures required. 
  • Strong communication skills with diverse age groups and skill levels, and able to foster positive working relationships.
  • Aptitude for mentoring fellow sonographers' and trainees’ work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively & make sound decisions in high-stress settings that require multitasking, organization, and prioritization while maintaining composure.

Job Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  1. Comprehensive Patient Testing: Actively participates in patient testing, handling complex cases when necessary.
  2. Advanced Echocardiography Skills: Excels in advanced cardiac ultrasound, covering various specialized areas of practice; Demonstrates advanced echocardiography proficiency, utilizing real-time and off-line image manipulation techniques utilizing independent judgment – including congenital, myocardial mechanics, 3D imaging, and stress.
  3. Protocol-Driven Excellence: Adheres strictly to established protocols to ensure high-quality echocardiograms.
  4. Physician Assistance and Support: Assists physicians in complex Echocardiography-guided procedures, reducing procedural risks.
  5. Mentorship and Colleague Support: Support and mentor colleagues, aiding in image reviews and providing valuable education; Acts as a preceptor by on-boarding level I Cardiac Sonographers & acts as a resource for procedures + preliminary review of scans.
  6. Contributions to Quality Assurance: Contributes to departmental objectives and supports quality assurance initiatives, acts as functioning site Charge Sonographer.

This position involves potential exposure to infectious diseases, bloodborne risks, and varied, unpredictable situations. You'll also handle occasional unpleasant elements, interact with patients in diverse circumstances, and be exposed to cleaning agents and chemicals. Additionally, you may experience high-pressure situations due to multiple priorities, which may result in many workday interruptions.

If you are an experienced Cardiac Sonographer looking to make a difference in patient care, we welcome you to be a part of our team at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. Join us and experience the fulfillment of providing exceptional healthcare in a supportive and dynamic environment.  Apply today!