Penn State Health Cardiovascular Sonographer - Cardiology Services in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: .9

Shift: Varied


Dual registered Echo/ Vascular Technologist under general supervision according to established policies and procedures, performs routine and complex echocardiography and vascular duplex ultrasound examinations and performs and provides preliminary interpretation of studies performed. Examinations performed may include, but are not limited to, transthoracic, trans esophageal, stress and contrast echocardiograms (utilizing commercially prepared contrast agents), peripheral venous and arterial exams, extra cranial cerebrovascular exams, visceral vascular and/or renal vascular exams.

Graduate of an approved program of echocardiography and vascular technology/Sonography, non-invasive cardiovascular technology or equivalent education and training.

Must have experience as required for registry in echocardiography and vascular technology/Sonography by either the American registry of Diagnostic Sonographers or Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill in the performance of transthoracic contrast echocardiograms. Experience in placing intravenous lines and administration of IV medications is desirable. Experience in EKG interpretation and cardiac and vascular stress testing is preferred. Three to six months orientation to department policies, procedures protocols and equipment we usually required.


- High school diploma or GED required.

- Graduation from an accredited training program in Cardiac and/or General diagnostic radiology (Certificate in Cardiac Sonography) required.

- Associate Degree preferred.


- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required.


- Two years of cardiac ultrasound work experience preferred.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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