Cardiac Sonographer - Echocardiology

Req ID: 136485
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central
Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII  
Department: OPCZ Echo Cardiology

Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 9-Aug-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


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Echocardiography is the use of highly sophisticated ultrasound technology for the evaluation of cardiac anatomy, function and hemodynamic. The Cardiac Sonographer utilizes equipment using comprehensive specialized education and accepted protocols to obtain diagnostic recordings of cardiac ultrasound images and doppler hemodynamic data with indirect supervision from the cardiac physician. The Cardiac Sonographer evaluates and records pathological findings, obtains measurements and calculations, then prepares a summary of the findings which is later reviewed by the Echocardiologist for final reporting. The Cardiac Sonographer discusses exams with the Echocardiologist using PACS and recorded information; maintains accurate patient files; records appropriate and timely information in the computer; maintains a professional attitude; and practices good patient care at all times. Specialized sonography skills, clinical knowledge and experience are necessary for providing advanced practice service to the adult congenital population, tertiary and surgical programs, research programs and the clinical training for residents and student sonographers. Cardiac Sonography staff rotate between five Nova Scotia Health Authority clinical sites on a weekly basis. Portable echocardiograms are provided for patient care units as needed. Cardiac Sonographers provide after hour call back service. The Cardiac Sonographer assists the Echocardiologist during transesophageal, dobutamine stress echo, exercise stress echo and contrast studies.


  • Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program, including or with additional specialty practice education in Adult Echocardiography
  • Current (or eligible) for registration Sonography Canada required
  • Active license in good standing with the Nova Scotia College of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals (NSCMIRTP)
  • Minimum of one (1) year cardiac clinical experience within the past three (3) years required
    • If there are no candidates who meet the above experience qualification, a minimum of  one (1) year of cardiac clinical experience within the last three (3) years will be considered an asset
  • Current BLS certification
  • Experience in a tertiary care setting an asset
  • Experience in Adult Congenital Heart Disease, TEE, Dobutamine Stress Echo, Exercise Stress Echo, and Research Echo preferred
  • Experience as a preceptor an asset
  • Experience with Philips IE 33, Epiq 7 and Xcelera Workstations an asset
  • Experience with General Electric Vivid E95 an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.


Hours of Work

Full-Time Long Assignment. 75 hours bi-weekly. 

Salary Information

$32.1105 - $37.4729 hourly

Please Note: 
This position is currently eligible for a Market Adjustment of approximately $369.23 biweekly. Eligibility for a Market Adjustment is reviewed periodically.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


​This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify.


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