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Cardiac Sonographer - Echocardiology Apply In Halifax

Published 2019-06-24
Expires 2019-09-24
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Cardiac Sonographer - Echocardiology Apply In Halifax
Canada, Nova Scotia, Halifax,
Published June 24, 2019

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Volunteer
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Cardiac sonographer - echocardiology

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Req ID: 36723

Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII

Company: NSHA

Department: 3002321 OPCZ Echo Cardiology

Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-term (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - NSGEU

Posting Closing Date: 28-Jun-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Echocardiography is the use of highly sophisticated ultrasound technology for the evaluation of cardiac anatomy, function and hemodynamic. The Cardiac Sonographer utilizes equipment using comprehensive specialized education and accepted protocols to obtain diagnostic recordings of cardiac ultrasound images and doppler hemodynamic data with indirect supervision from the cardiac physician. The Cardiac Sonographer evaluates and records pathological findings, obtains measurements and calculations, then prepares a summary of the findings which is later reviewed by the Echocardiologist for final reporting. The cardiac sonographer discusses exams with the Echocardiologist using PACS and recorded information; maintains accurate patient files; records appropriate and timely information in the computer; maintains a professional attitude; and practices good patient care at all times. Specialized sonography skills, clinical knowledge and experience are necessary for providing advanced practice service to the adult congenital population, tertiary and surgical programs, research programs and the clinical training for residents and student sonographers. Cardiac Sonography staff rotate between four Nova Scotia Health Authority clinical sites on a weekly basis. Portable echocardiograms are provided for patient care units as needed. Cardiac sonographers provide after hour call back service. The Cardiac Sonographer assists the Echocardiologist during transesophageal, dobutamine stress echo, exercise stress echo and contrast studies.


  • Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program, including or with additional specialty practice education in Adult Echocardiography
  • Current (or eligible) for registration Sonography Canada required
  • Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) in Adult Echocardiography - CRCS(A) Echocardiography/other equivalent education and certification may be considered
  • Active membership with the CSDMS
  • Current CPR - BLS (C) certification
  • Minimum of one year clinical experience preferred
  • Experience in a tertiary care setting an asset
  • Experience in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, TEE, Dobutamine Stress Echo, Exercise Stress Echo, and Research Echo preferred
  • Experience as a preceptor an asset
  • Experience with Philips IE 33, Epiq 7 and Xcelera Workstations an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Physical ability to perform the assigned work
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Long assignment, full-time position; 75 hours biweekly

Beginning August 5, 2019, with an expected end date of October 19, 2020

Dates are approximate and are subject to change

Salary Information

$31.3219 - $36.5527 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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