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Cardiac Sonographer / Echo Tech

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Local Title: Cardiac Sonographer / Echo Tech
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Clinical Technical Services Cardiology Associate
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care



Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Cardiology  Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Cardiac Sonographer / Echo Tech. The successful candidate will:

  • Assist in the performance of cardiac non-invasive procedure-related activities.
  • Perform echocardiography with 2-D/3D Doppler and color flow studies on adult, late adolescent, and pediatric patients in a timely manner from the time of the request.
  • Perform Stress Echocardiography on adolescent and adult patients.
  • Prepare echocardiogram for diagnostic interpretation and preliminary impressions.
  • Input accurate patient demographic information, register patients in the computer systems and create/maintain patients’ files, filing, and retrieval of echo reports.
  • Provide all aspects of echocardiogram procedures related to patient care, including patient transportation.
  • Liaise with the Information Technology Department on the Centricity Reporting System.
  • Respond promptly for re-calls and function independently during on-call/re-call hours.
  • Assist in orientating Cardiology Fellows, Echocardiographers, and diagnostic medical sonography students to perform echocardiography and the skills in imaging techniques.
  • Maintain inventory, clinical supplies, and cleanliness of the echocardiography laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain accurate daily patient log for statistical reports.
  • Participate in research studies coordinated for the Cardiology Fellowship Program.
  • Report any hazardous conditions and equipment malfunctions immediately to the supervisor/administrator.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and patient privacy according to HIPAA and a safe working environment.
  • Adhere to the SUNY Downstate Medical Center University Hospital of Brooklyn’s Principle of Behavior.
  • Perform all over-related duties.

Required Qualifications:

  • ARDM/RDCS Echo Tech Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in technical specialty 
  • CPT 

Work Schedule:

  • Variable Days; 8:00am to 4:00pm (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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