Shift - Typically Days, Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 4:00pm. This does include Night and Weekend call 1 in 10.
This position will be involved in outreach.
The Cardiac Sonographer performs high quality m-mode, 2-D Doppler, and color flow echocardiography. Approximately 80% of the volume is adult patients and 20% is pediatric patients. Some sonographers learn to perform fetal echocardiograms. Perform stress echoes and assists cardiologist with Transesophageal Echocardiograms.
Ability to perform high quality diagnostic echocardiograms on adult and pediatric patients using all available modalities. Some will need the ability to perform high quality diagnostic echocardiograms on fetal patients.
Responsible for administering echo contrast agent (Definity or Optison) to improve the delineation of the LV endocardial border when requested or indicated.
Responsible for administering agitated saline contrast in patients when questioning an atrial septal shunt or intrapulmonary shunt when requested or indicated.
Performs Intravenous Therapy starts and DC Intravenous Therapy as needed.
|Scope of the Job|
|Age Specific Population Served||Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Infant (less than 1 year)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
|OSHA Category||Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.|
|Education and Experience:|
|Required||Post High School education in a specialized field:
Graduate of an approved or accredited school of Echocardiography
or a related field.
|Required||6 months Cardiac Sonographer internship successfully completed.|
|Desired||1 year echocardiography ultrasound work experience.|
|Communication||effectively communicate in technical and lay language|
|Communication||communicate with ease on a professional level|
|General - All Positions||have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development|
|General - All Positions||work cooperatively with a wide variety of people|
|General - All Positions||provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization|
|General - All Positions||perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others|
|Leadership||use effective time management|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be flexible|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||be determined|
|Reasoning/Decision Making||appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own|
|License and Certifications|
|Required||Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer - Adult Echocardiography (RDCS-AE) or Cardiovascular Credentialing (CCI) within one year of hire date and
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes
|Desired||Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer - Adult Echocardiography (RDCS-AE)
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography - Pediatric Echocardiography
|Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position|
|Sitting||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Walking/Standing||Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
|Squatting||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Kneeling/Half Kneel||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Climbing Stair||Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
|Reaching - Shoulder Level||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
|Reaching - Below Shoulder||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
|Reaching - Above Shoulder||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
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|Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)||Pounds of force: 0-25|
|Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation||Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)|
|Balance - Right Leg|
|Balance - Left Leg|
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|Exposed to infectious diseases.
Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).
Equal Opportunity Employer