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Penn State Health Cardiac Sonographer - Adult Echocardiology Lab - Sign On in Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Day

Hours: Day - Varied

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a patient-focused Cardiac Sonographer to join our team of professionals facilitating exemplary outcomes every day.

Why Hershey Medical Center?

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Heart and Vascular Institute has an excellent reputation as an international leader in the research, development and clinical use of heart pumps and artificial hearts.Penn State Health specialists are leading research and clinical trials to improve knowledge, care and treatment options for heart and vascular conditions.

Penn State Health is a growing health system that offers:

Excellent benefits beginning day one.

Multiple time off programs to ensure our employees enjoy strong life/work balance

Tuition Reimbursement programs to help our staff achieve their goals

Professional development ladder to provide our cardiac sonographers with the resources to grow

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced individual or a recent graduate seeking a challenging environment to expand your knowledge in a department that is recognized for innovation


*$5,000 sign-on bonus offered*

Our cardiac Sonographer is responsible for performing cardiac ultrasound studies under the supervision of a sonographer from a more senior category or a physician, and performs echocardiographic exams in accordance with the standards and nomenclature established by the American Society of Echocardiography.

The Cardiac Sonographers on our team have a unique opportunity to be exposed to diverse patient populations in an academic medical environment where continued learning is a part of our culture.

The cardiac ultrasound studies performed would include 2D M-mode, color flow, pulsed doppler and continuous wave doppler on both inpatients and outpatients. The Cardiac Sonographer will be responsible for measuring all M-mode and doppler studies when required, and must recognize the significance of cardiac lesions and alerts attending physician as appropriate.

As an integral team member focused on exceptional patient care, this individual will interact with medical director, program coordinator and senior sonographer, using strong critical thinking skills to identify life threatening situations and react appropriately.

Our Cardiac Sonographer will also have some responsibility to work with service representatives to ensure regular preventive maintenance and quality control on all echo machines.


Graduate of a formal 2-4 year Echocardiography Program or 1-2 years echo lab experience.

Must obtain BLS certification within 6 months from hire.

ARDMS or CCI registry required within 6 months of hire.

Why Central PA?

We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

About Hershey

Hershey, PA is the birthplace of everyone’s favorite chocolate! Like our city’s founders, you will find this area to be full of socially-minded organizations and individuals working together to create an amazing place to live!

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.eduor download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF ( for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained

Position Cardiac Sonographer - Adult Echocardiology Lab - Sign OnLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 2173