Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer, Peds Heart Institute - Per Diem/Days (8hr)

Miller Children's Hospital
 Long Beach, CA

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Position Summary

The Pediatric Cardiac sonographer independently performs common and complex cardiac sonography of pediatric patients. This individual has an excellent understanding of pediatric physiology and anatomy with knowledge of the related cardiac pathophysiology. This individual independently performs and provides timely input of findings on patients including neonates, children, and adults with suspected or known congenital heart disease. He/she, under the direction of the Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiac Imaging and the Memorial Heart Institute Clinical Operations Director, maintains a high standard of quality for all procedures performed in the pediatric and congenital settings.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Provides high quality effective and efficient services within legal, ethical, professional and Medical Center principles and practices.
  • Creates a positive environment in his/her areas of responsibility through communication, adherence to department and Medical Center policies and procedures. Exhibits courteous and professional conduct in dealing with physicians, patients, and patient families.
  • Assists with training and orientation of any students and new-hire personnel to the Cardiology/Echocardiography Department.
  • Performs cardiac ultrasound examinations and processing in a timely, proficient manner in order to assure efficient patient flow through the department and timely study results.
  • Performs advanced cardiac sonography utilizing a variety of equipment and techniques and makes the necessary measurements required for the interpretation to obtain accurate, high quality results. May assist physicians in the Operating Room, Catherization and Electrophysiology Labs by performing echocardiography studies to aid them in performing certain procedures. Identifies and defines cardiac abnormalities and extends the scope of the examination appropriately, deviating from standard techniques when necessary and correlating invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostic test results with cardiac anatomy and function.
  • Performs and produces high quality images on all types of pediatric and congenital cardiac ultrasound examination ensuring excellent patient quality. Processes and produces high quality images and reports in all related information systems (Syngo, 4D, EPIC at a minimum).
  • Communicates any additional information which will assist the Cardiologists in interpreting a patient's echocardiography study.
  • Creates a positive team environment and enhances customer service by supporting a “no gossip“ work environment, assuring that complaints are correctly routed to supervisory staff and not shared among coworkers who cannot change the issue. Assures AIDET is used appropriately with patients and families.
  • Maintains work areas and patient care areas, cleans equipment according to policy and procedure, maintains necessary supplies, and reports any equipment malfunctions to ensure professionalism and safety standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience as a pediatric cardiac sonographer in an acute pediatric care facility preferred.
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn and apply complex pediatric and congenital sonography principles, instrumentation and techniques and new techniques for the capture, display and analysis of echocardiograph data.
  • Knowledge of pediatric cardiac anatomy and physiology.
  • Problem solving, time management, and organizational skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and patient service skills.


  • Graduate recognized program for echocardiography.
  • ARDMS-RDCS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer) certification for pediatrics.
  • Current American Heart Association BLS required.