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Cardiac Sonographer/UKHC

University of Kentucky

This is a Contract position in Lexington, KY posted November 22, 2021.

Posting Details

Job Title Cardiac Sonographer/UKHC

Requisition Number RE30679

Working Title Cardiac Sonographer

Department Name H3130:Gill Heart Institute

Work Location Lexington, KY

Grade Level 11

Salary Range $26.00-45.70/hour

Type of Position Staff

Position Time Status Full-Time

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification

ARDMS Registered Diagnostic Sonographer or Cardiovascular Credentialing International Registered Cardiac Sonographer within one year of hire date

Physical Requirements

The physical requirements for this position include the ability to: stand or walk with, push and/or pull, objects up to or over 50 lbs.; regularly sit at a computer workstation for extended periods of time while performing tasks with repetitive motions (such as typing); occasional-intermittent risk of exposure to, or injury from, job-related equipment and patients, cuts/punctures, hazardous chemicals and waste, radiation, burns, bloodborne/airborne pathogens, and combative/violent people or patients. Occasional job-related travel may also be required.


Monday through Friday; 7:30am – 4:00pm; occasional weekends and holidays required.

Job Summary

UK Healthcare is currently looking for an Cardiac Sonographer to perform accurate and quality diagnostic adult cardiac exams in accordance with ICAEL guidelines. This person will have a good understanding of ultrasound equipment, accurate knowledge of medical terminology, as well as the cardiac disease process. They will be expected to perform accurate measurements and calculations, properly obtain data to disseminate and provide for physician interpretation.

Given the COVID -19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID -19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID -19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID -19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID -19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID -19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Experience in echocardiography, Microsoft Office skills, general knowledge of ultrasound equipment, and strong customer service skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No

Preferred Education/Experience

Allied health degree; three to four years of related experience; Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer ( RDCS ) or Registered Cardiac Sonographer ( RCS ) credential; and experience performing echocardiograms and stress testing in a patient care setting.

Deadline to Apply 11/28/2021

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.