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Cardiac Sonographer


Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Oct 20, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

Medtronic is intensely focused on creating a workplace environment
which reflects our standing as the worlds top medical device company. The
ideal candidate will have a passion for the patients we serve and an
unrelenting desire to improve our business.

**A Day in the Life**

This position provides imaging support in the form of daily scan
coverage, complex analysis as directed per protocol, image interpretation, and
consulting services as needed. The role assists physicians, scientists, study
directors, sponsors and staff with continuously identifying opportunities to
improve key service functions that will increase or achieve high levels of
customer satisfaction, while facilitating the complex multi-and
inter-disciplinary care unique to Medtronic PRL. The role is responsible for
building and maintaining relationships with key business units to ensure
quality data collection and collaboration. The role is responsible for the
daily operation and animal care activities in the imaging specialty he or she
has been assigned. The role assists with equipment selection, planning and
personnel decisions.

_Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may beassigned._

Perform imaging at PRL:

Operates ultrasound
imaging equipment independently as needed by staffs specific role such as TTE,
TEE, ICE, etc.

Perform imaging exams as
assigned which may include but not be limited to: cardiac, vascular, and

Perform basic to complex
image analysis such as creating reports with anatomical and functional
measurements, assessing images for abnormalities, etc.

Support animal and human
cadaver studies.

Monitors and controls
quality assurance for imaging equipment, if applicable.

Troubleshoot imaging
issues, equipment, and procedure related.

Continually evaluates
and improves the process and procedures used to collect images.

Work with sponsors to
create imaging plans and protocols for execution within a study.

Serve as an imaging expert within a given modality:

Perform complex image
analysis, interpretation, and image reconstruction, etc.

Trains and advises new
employees/contractors to routine imaging protocols and specialized studies.

Advanced knowledge of
procedures, sufficient to inform study directors and sponsors in the event that
abnormal results are obtained; ability to recognize and identify symptoms,
exercise judgment, and react appropriately in emergency situations.

Role in staffing
considerations such as interviewing and selecting new hires, general oversight
of each imaging modality, work with upper management to further the goals of the
department as needed.

Point of contact for
billing questions, time availability, and general questions that pertain to
imaging equipment.

Proactively assess
upcoming resource needs including staff, equipment, and supplies to ensure
customer needs are met and make recommendations to PRL leadership.

Other duties may include:

Support of PRLs
compliance to radiation regulations.

Support of human cadaver

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Minimum of 8 years of experience of relevant experience and may require vocational or technical education and advanced certification in addition to prior work experience

**Nice to Have**

certification (preferred)

Catheterization lab and
OR experience

Associate degree program
in radiologic technology or veterinary technician.

Graduate of an approved
program within the specific imaging modality (U/S, MRI, CT).

Experience working in a
regulated environment.

Basic knowledge of DICOM
image storage and manipulation within a PACS system.

Experience with
multiple/alternative scanning procedures.

3D echo acquisition and
analysis (e.g. Philips Qlab)

Vascular imaging
experience or certification

Good computer skills,
Excel, Word, Access and Outlook scheduling.

Flexibility in
scheduling to allow sponsors latitude when planning studies.

Ability to establish and
maintain effective professional relationships with customers, sponsors, study
directors and other employees, gaining their confidence and cooperation.

Ability to work in a
team environment.

Physically able to
handle a wide variety of research animals

TEE and/or ICE

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
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