Performs noninvasive echocardiography diagnostic testing on pediatric patients with ability to identify normal and congenital heart malformations as well as repaired and unrepaired anatomy. Assesses ultrasound images for identification of problem areas for focused review of images and data. Identifies which images to record to film for physician review. Provides echocardiography services following established policies, procedures and regulations. Educates patients and families. Oversees the daily operation of echocardiograph services and equipment. Participates in research projects. Initiates on-going quality assurance. Assists with creating and updating echocardiograph policies and procedures. Ensures continuing education requirements are met. Demonstrates knowledge of noninvasive cardiac diagnostic testing as well as operation and maintenance of equipment including electrocardiograms, Holter monitor application and screening, and exercise stress testing.
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) in Pediatric Echocardiography by The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer (RCCS) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) (www.cci-online.org ) required or registry eligible and obtainment of registration within 12 months of employment. Cardiac ultrasound experience preferred. Knowledge of ultrasound techniques/principles and procedures as well as operation and maintenance of sonographic equipment normally acquired through completion of six to twelve months in an approved cardiac ultrasound training program beyond two years of post-high school education in an allied health field, required. Knowledge of noninvasive cardiac diagnostic testing as well as operation and maintenance of equipment including electrocardiograms, Holter monitor application and screening, event monitoring and exercise stress testing. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with patients/families, nursing personnel and physicians. Analytical skills necessary to effectively detect pathologies based on knowledge of physiological cause and effect of diseases and clinical procedures. CPR Training required or must be obtained within 90 days of hire. Ability to Travel.
CHKD is located in a family-centered community. At CHKD, we know that people who work hard often want to play hard, too.
Where We Are
Norfolk is a part of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, also known as Tidewater, and is located in the southeastern portion of the state, where unlimited resources for recreation, travel and culture exist.
The region's temperate climate is ideal for sports and outdoor activities. Winters are mild. The spring and fall seasons are extremely pleasant. Summer temperatures are usually in the upper 80s.
Dive Right In
The Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay provide the boundaries for the Norfolk/Virginia Beach Community. The opportunities for swimming, diving, fishing and boating abound on the region's many rivers and lakes, as well as along miles of public beaches. Some of the best sport fishing in the country can be found here and on North Carolina's Outer Banks, which are within a two-hour's drive.
For other outdoor entertainment, there is camping, biking and hiking at Virginia Beach's Seashore State park; exploring the Great Dismal Swamp national wildlife preserve just south of Norfolk; and Busch Gardens near Williamsburg is one of the country's most popular amusement parks.
Places To Be, People To See
Surrounding the hospital and the medical center is an historic neighborhood highlighted by parks, churches and schools.
Just two miles from the hospital is Norfolk's downtown business district and waterfront. The hospital and Eastern Virginia Medical School are situated in a restored area which abounds with historic homes and two-and three-story townhouses and apartments. Restaurants, health clubs, shops and art galleries are a short walk away.
Norfolk and the surrounding area abound in history, highlighted by Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. Museums and historic homes in Norfolk reflect the city's 300-year history as an important seaport and region of commerce.
For snow skiing and mountain trail hiking, the foothills of Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains are within a few hours' drive.
The region is served by Norfolk International Airport, a few miles away from downtown Norfolk. Also servicing Norfolk is Amtrak with direct connections to Washington D.C. and New York City along with connecting cities.
About CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS HEALTH SYSTEM
"At CHKD, working to improve the lives of our community's children is a twofold endeavor, deeply ingrained in our mission, our history and our daily work."
– Jim Dahling, CHKD President and CEO
Leading the region in children’s healthcare services, CHKD is committed to delivering excellence in quality and service as we continually measure and improve our outcomes. We will evolve ...and enhance our services in response to the needs of children and the advancement of science; educate the next generation of leaders in children’s health; be the healthcare employer of choice; and collaborate with others to attain our vision.
As we strive to attain our mission, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Health System will provide excellence in quality of care and service through teamwork and communication, honesty and integrity, personal responsibility and stewardship of resources, as well as creativity and innovation. Our goal is to lead the region as the preferred provider of quality children’s health services for years to come.