Pediatric Echo Educator - Pediatric Noninvasive Cardiology


Children's Hospital of Richmond / Medical Imaging / Full time

**$20,000 Sign On Bonus for offers accepted by September 30, 2023. Terms and Conditions apply**

The Pediatric Echo Educator works in collaboration with the Sonographer Supervisor/Technical Director and Program Director to ensure professional development that provides education, leadership and accountability for clinical teaching experiences for student echocardiographers, new hires including echocardiographers and fellows, and experienced staff echocardiographers. The role includes professional development and empowerment of staff to promote desired outcomes with attention to image quality, efficiency, and STAR Service.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
RDCS, PE required.
Current RDCS,FE REQUIRED within 24 months of hire.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current AHA, BLS, HCP Certification.

Experience REQUIRED:
Minimum 7 years' experience as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer in Pediatric Cardiology

Experience PREFERRED
Previous experience in a Level I Trauma Center and/or academic medical center

Education/training REQUIRED:
Graduation from a minimum of a 2 year JRC Accredited Program in Cardiac Sonography in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, JRC-DMS or graduation from a Bachelor's degree program in sonography.

Education/training PREFERRED:
Bachelor's Degree in Health Administration or other related field from accredited program.
Previous experience as a sonographer educator.

Independent action(s) required:
Evaluates student clinical rotation candidates and new hires and tailors their orientation program to their needs.
Prepares schedules for training for student clinical trainees, and new hires.
Prepares and presents special request lectures by way of computerized presentation packages.
Provides continuing educational opportunities for staff and promotes STAR Values and customer service policies.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): Provides supervision of students and new hires.

Additional position requirements:
Responsible for promoting best practice through education for students, newly hired pediatric echocardiographers and established team members, ensuring optimal patient outcomes.
Responsible for scheduling the student's clinical rotations for their clinical experiences.
Expected to spend at least 75% of work hours functioning in staffing as a pediatric echocardiographer.

Age Specific groups served: As appropriate based on unit assignment.

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50 100 lbs.
Other: exposure to potentially hazardous and infectious substances
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change

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Practicing here

Want to work in a place where unbridled energy fills the halls, and where you experience unparalleled dedication to helping kids every day? Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is ranked among the nation’s best with an incredible team that’s dedicated to nurturing the champion in every child. It’s the perfect place to build a career where the sky is the limit.

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Quality of life

Richmond offers an exceptional environment outside of work as well. The Richmond area has been named among the 50 best places to live in the US with a combination of outdoor fun, history, a booming restaurant scene and an affordable cost of living. It’s the perfect combination of artsy, jazzy, outdoorsy and family-oriented.


At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we don’t just take care of patients. We treat our team like family. Our unbeatable benefits go beyond excellent health and retirement plans, supporting you in everything from tuition assistance to boosting your career to child and adult care options to make your personal life more manageable.

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