Aug 21, 2020

Pediatric Echosonographer, Certified - Ochsner Medical Center for Children - West Monroe

  • Ochsner Health
  • West Monroe, LA, USA
Full time

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job performs various diagnostic cardiac ultrasound examinations under the direction of a Pediatric Cardiologist in the inpatient and outpatient environment, compiles history and diagnostic information from the Ultrasound examination and presents the Pediatric Cardiologist with preliminary sonographic findings.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.


Required - High School diploma or equivalent

Work Experience

Required - 3 years experience in Pediatric Echo

Preferred - Fetal echo experience


Required - Certification from The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
or certification from Cardiovascular Credentialing International in Adult and Pediatric Echo, or registry eligible in both Audit and Pediatric Echo

Registry eligible candidates must become registered within three years of employment

Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of cardiac anatomy, Doppler physics, and the hemodynamics of blood flow in relation to the various disease states.
  • Skills to preliminarily identify stenosis or occlusion based on nationally published criteria.
  • Ability to assist Pediatric Cardiologist and attending physicians with interventional procedures requiring ultrasonic guidance.
  • Knowledge of the anatomy and pathophysiology of the fetal heart in order to perform fetal cardiac ultrasounds.
  • Skills to obtain pertinent fetal Cardiac measurements.
  • Skills to perform Cardiac and Fetal ultrasounds under minimal supervision and guidance.
  • Ability to for proper use of the Echo Reporting (Xcelera) system.
  • Working knowledge of the EMR (Electronic Medical Record) and billing system.
  • Ability for proper use and maintenance of the Echo Reporting (Xcelera) system, Echo equipment and probes in the ultrasound lab.

Job Duties

  • Exhibits the skills to perform pediatric Cardiac and Fetal ultrasound procedures.
  • Identifies patient with 100% accuracy, introduces self to patient, and explains the procedure.
  • Assures that ultrasound equipment and the Echo Reporting (Xcelera) system are maintained in optimum condition.
  • Accurately logs patient and charge information into the OCW Mainframe and Echo Reporting (Xcelera) to prevent billing and reporting delays.
  • Ensures required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials of Pediatric Sonographer II staff and self are current.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Other related duties as required.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.