Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Senior
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Performs variety of technical, patient-attending, and clerical duties pertaining to echocardiography.
- Obtains, measures, calculates, and records echocardiogram study. Positions patient in manner that will facilitate optimum diagnostic results.
- Selects transducer angulation. Operates equipment in M-mode, 2D, and spectral Doppler and color Doppler techniques.
- Searches for cardiac pathology. Visualizes various anatomical areas of heart. by way of Doppler and evaluates direction and speed of intracardiac blood flow. Assesses cardiac valves for pathology. Makes permanent record of significant functional and/or anatomical and pathological data obtained.
- Reviews, screens, and measures echocardiography data notifying cardiologist of critical abnormalities. Compiles, records, and collates data for cardiologist to interpret and sign for patients record.
- Performs echocardiography studies on outpatients and inpatients according to level of expertise/experience of sonographer. Performs Adult transthoracic echocardiogram, Transesophageal echocardiogram (machine set up: operation), Adult contract studies, Pediatric transthoracic echocardiogram, Adult stress echocardiogram (pharmacological and exercise), and Intraoperative echo (machine operation).
- Maintains cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certification and functions as performer, recorder, or circulator in Code 500 situations.
- Examines, cleans and maintains ultrasound equipment. Refers significant problems to Biomedical Department and Alerts supervisor of equipment malfunction.
- Ensures adequate stock of supplies. Replenishes supplies as needed.
- Schedules patients for examinations. Logs tests performed in echo lab and codes for proper fee collection. Performs other varied clerical tasks such as typing, filing, and photocopying. Gathers, collates, and/or computes echocardiology data.
- Orients and trains new hire diagnostic cardiac sonographers to conduct various echocardiography tests.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience in adult or pediatric echocardiography, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable.
- Successful completion of accredited (CAAHEP/CMA approved or equivalent) ultrasound/vascular technology education program specializing in echocardiography; or equivalent related experience.
- Registered Cardiac Sonographer Certificate OR Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Certificate
- Basic Life Support from American Heart Association
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, problem solving, teamwork and written communication.
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