As an academic medical center, you’ll see things here at UAB that you won’t see anywhere else. From heart transplants to organ procurement to LVAD, we care for the most acute patients and perform the most advanced procedures in the state. Best of all – you will make a difference, as many of the heart failure patients we care for have come to UAB for a last chance after being told no elsewhere.
A staff of 30+ sonographers allows great flexibility in scheduling – work every fourth weekend, choose two holidays, and take call very minimally.
Our lab is accredited and adheres to the highest safety and quality standards.
We use cutting-edge 3-D technology to best evaluate the heart muscle and valves in order to provide highest quality care.
Sonographers travel between the inpatient and ambulatory settings and care for patients across the entire spectrum of cardiovascular care.
Our recently established career ladder (sonographer I, II, and III) celebrates your commitment and allows you to advance your career within the profession.
We are committed to your professional growth and offer opportunities for department and individual continuing education.
To perform high quality diagnostic adult cardiac ultrasound examinations, ranging in complexity from basic to advanced, in a manner consistent with all applicable regulations, policies and procedures. To operate diagnostic ultrasound equipment to perform procedures including, but not limited to, transthoracic (TTE), transesophageal (TEE) and stress echocardiography including agitated saline and contrast studies. To apply knowledge of clinical cardiology acoustic imaging technology and problem-solving skills to optimize the echocardiography evaluation.
Graduate of an accredited sonography program preferred. Currently credentialed as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) OR currently credentialed as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) required. Candidate must successfully complete ultrasound scanning of the heart as part of the interview process. New graduates of a sonography program must provide proof of eligibility to test for either RDCS or RCS certification. Certification must be obtained within one (1) year from date of hire to position.
About UAB Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Health System is an academic health center located in Birmingham, Alabama. At UAB we pride ourselves as being the premier medical facility in the state and region, with healthcare professionals who are second to none. As one of US News and World Report's Best Hospitals and a winner of the Women's Choice award, UAB is a national leader in patient care, research, and training. Medical professionals from around the nation look to us to be in the vanguard of medicine, and we deliver on that expectation. Patients look to us for hope when in medical distress, and our nurses and medical staff exceed expectations in providing the highest quality of care, always with the patients and their families in mind. A career here is more than a 9-to-5 job – it’s a calling, an opportunity to truly make a difference. We are changing the world of healthcare. We are changing the lives of our patients. And we are changing the lives of our employees. Every effort we undertake, from cafeteria to back office, from lab to surgical suite, from information desk to waiting room, is about caring for the people and the community around us.