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Cardiac Sonographer


Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Nov 03, 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 be assigned._

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 abdomen.

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 programs

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience and may require vocational or technical education or certification in addition to prior work experience

**Nice to Have**

RDCS or RCS 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 experience

**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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