Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Inernal Medicine, Division of Cardiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position performs research-grade cardiac and vascular ultrasound studies and/or other related cardiovascular examinations for research purposes. Responsibilities include performance and analysis of studies, entry into electronic database, digital storage and retrieval of studies and billing for services provided.
1. Acquires images and/or performs interpretation of cardiac and vascular ultrasound examinations.
2. Performs non-imaging cardiac and/or vascular examinations which may include, but are not limited to, measurement of vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, height, weight), vascular stiffness exam, ankle-brachial index, electrocardiography, six-minute walk tests, and placement of ambulatory blood pressure and holter monitors.
3. Collects a limited amount of cardiovascular history (eg, cardiovascular history, medications, pertinent comorbidities, etc.) and records on data collection forms.
4. Assists in the collection, storage and management of research data including data entry into an electronic database and appropriate storage of data collection forms.
5. Performs scheduling and maintains a testing calendar for the Cardiovascular Imaging and Clinical Research Core Laboratory (“Core Lab”).
6. Coordinates research subject services for investigators in other divisions, departments and/or clinics/hospitals.
7. Assists with the billing of research services provided; generates monthly billing reports.
8. Performs phlebotomy and processes blood products for appropriate storage.
9. Performs intravenous catheter insertion and administration of intravenous contrast.
10. Travels to other institutions as required for training/certification for research studies.
11. Strictly adheres to HIPAA, HRPO, and other WU guidelines.
12. Assists research team in data analysis and presentation.
13. Monitors supplies and equipment, including maintenance and service contracts.
14. Assists with back-up of research images and data.
15. Assists with the completion of compliance documents, including preparation of new, renewal, and amended HRPO protocols, Billing Matrix entries, and funding agency progress reports.
16. Assists physicians in presenting echocardiographic images as part of audiovisual presentations (I.e., PowerPoint Presentations).
17. Participates in continued professional development, attends educational programs, in-services and meetings as needed to maintain appropriate professional credentialing (BLS, ACLS [when appropriate], professional CME, etc.)
18. Obtains informed consent from research subjects.
Equivalent of High School diploma or higher education.
Appropriate professional certification (ARDMS, RVT, or equivalent).
At least 1 year of ultrasound experience in acquiring echocardiographic and vascular ultrasound data for research purposes preferred. Understanding of 3D and myocardial strain imaging techniques is desirable.
Working knowledge of cardiac ultrasound equipment and procedures
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
General computer skills
Use of Sphygmocor system for carotid and femoral artery pulse tracings.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade S26.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Applicant Special Instructions:
This position requires contact with research subjects, ancillary staff, investigators, nursing staff, physicians, and other personnel in the Cardiovascular Imaging and Clinical Research Core Laboratory, the Cardiovascular Division, and other divisions and Departments throughout Washington University.
This person may come in contact with radioactive materials, hazardous waste, infectious materials, blood and body fluids, and clinical cleansing agents (OSHA, Category 1).
This position may require moving, lifting and transferring of research subjects, flexible work schedule, and some pressure caused by work deadlines.
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