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Job Title:
Diagnostic Imaging Technologist III

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Diagnostic Imaging
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Diagnostic Imaging Technologist III (Cardiac Sonographer) (REVISED)
Multi-Site (Primary Site - Health Sciences Centre)
Cardiac Critical Care Program - Echo Division
Permanent, Full-Time
Hours70 bi-weekly (8 hour days)
SalaryLX-33 ($35.22- $44.33 per hour)
Competition Number2019002557
Posted Date5 August 2019
Closing DateOpen until filled

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
The successful applicant will be required to perform Cardiac Ultrasound procedures within the Cardiac/Critical Care Program. Duties include operating digital echo equipment in performance of 2 and 3 D/M Mode Color Doppler, as well as Pulsed and CW Doppler for inpatients and outpatients, either in the department or via portable equipment. Selecting relevant echocardiographic data, making quantitative calculations, and communicating impressions to the Cardiologist. In addition, the Cardiac Sonographer assists the Cardiologist in performing Trans Esophageal echos, contrast echos and stress echos. Documenting, recording, copying and archiving patient and echocardiographic data. Other related duties as required.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Constantly lifts or moves objects, less than 10 lbs. and regularly between 10-30 lbs. Push/pull up to medium forces.
Occasionally pushes and pulls objects or transports patients over 50 lbs in wheelchairs or stretchers.
Regularly stands, walks, or sits for extended periods to perform activities. A very high level of alertness and attentiveness is required when performing scans/procedures due to patients condition, safety and also because some scans/procedures are captured in real time.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from a recognized (accredited) program in Diagnostic Ultrasonography is required.
Current clinical training/instruction in echocardiography (as a subspecialty of Diagnostic Ultrasound) and/or completion of a program in Cardiac Sonography from a recognized institution is required.
Current registration and member in good standing with Sonography Canada as a Canadian Registered Cardiac Sonographer (CRCS).
Satisfactory record of work performance is required.

Training Opportunity
If there are no internal or external applicants that meet the required qualifications, consideration will be given to an applicant, that has graduated from a recognized (accredited) Diagnostic Ultrasonography program, currently registered and is a member in good standing with Sonography Canada and who is willing to complete both courses and on-the-job training to become a Registered Cardiac Sonographer. The applicant must complete approved courses as determined by the employer and become registered with Sonography Canada as a Canadian Registered Cardiac Sonographer (CRCS). The courses and registration must be completed within two years of commencing the position.

**Financial support will be provided to cover the costs of course registration, tuition, books, and fees. Eastern Health will provide this financial support which is contingent on acceptance into the courses and continued successful standing throughout the training program. The successful applicant will be required to submit copies of their grade reports. A service commitment will begin once the applicant has completed the required courses and become a Registered Cardiac Sonographer. During this time period, the applicant will be put in the position on a temporary basis and will be appointed to this permanent Diagnostic Technologist III (Cardiac Sonographer) position, once the training is completed.

Open to internal and external applicants; however preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health NAPE LX Regional Bargaining Unit.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.