BASIC PURPOSE: The echocardiographer is a certified health professional who, under the direction of an authorized user, is committed to applying the art and skill of diagnostic cardiac imaging through the safe and effective use of ultrasound. Responsibilities include direct patient care provided in a compassionate and timely manner. The echocardiographer’s growth and development is maintained through ongoing medical and technical education and research and ultimately contributes to the delivery of quality patient care.
- Is neat in appearance and in accordance with established dress codes that promotes professionalism.
- Conducts self in a professional manner.
- Maintains a good rapport with other staff members.
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
- Demonstrates knowledge of policies, procedures, and emergency codes of the hospital, imaging department, and ultrasound department.
- Reviews all appropriate manuals annually.
- Is ARDCS certified or registry eligible in at least one subspecialty.
- Is knowledgeable of department procedures.
- Can operate all equipment in department.
- Demonstrates through clinical interaction with patients, knowledge of growth and developmental needs.
QUALITY OF WORK
- Obtains and records images necessary to demonstrate normal and pathological findings.
- Documents all pertinent information, e.g., lab values, patient histories.
- Ability and willingness to demonstrate and maintain clinical competency as required for the department for assignment to work with patients growth and developmental needs, particularly related to patients who are: newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric as deemed necessary by designated facility.
- Performs an appropriate amount of procedures in a reasonable amount of time.
- Utilizes time wisely for efficient department operation.
PATIENT CARE/EVALUATION OF EXAM
- Demonstrates knowledge of direct patient care by evaluating the patient, verifying patient ID, and related information to assure appropriate procedure is performed.
- Explains procedure to patient.
- Prepares patient for procedure.
- Obtains and records patient history and consent form (if applicable).
- Ensures patient comfort, privacy, and safety during procedure.
- Monitors condition of patient and medical equipment that may be disturbed due to the nature of exam and report changes to patient care services.
- Documents sonographer’s impression and relays findings to physician.
BODY SUBSTANCE ISOLATION
- Follows all body substance isolation policies for ultrasound imaging procedures, e.g., wears gloves, gown, masks, shoe covers, and transports specimens in infection control bags.
CLERICAL DOCUMENTATION DUTIES
- Demonstrates competent use of a variety of computer functions.
- Enters data in on computer.
- Documents all charges.
- Runs incomplete work reports.
- Performs other clerical duties as needed to maintain optimum department needs.
- Answers telephone, registers patients, etc.
- Ensures work area, equipment and supplies are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
- Assumes responsibility for inventory.
- Reports all equipment malfunctions to supervisors.
- Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement goals and monitors.
- Participates in performance improvement projects.
- Assists in acquisition of performance improvement data.
- Attends mandatory annual required hospital in-services.
- Attends/participates in department in-services.
- Actively participates in continuing education to maintain professional rating as required by accrediting agency.
- Accepts additional duties such as serving on hospital committees.
Required: Vocational/ Technical Degree in an Allied Health Program performing echocardiograms
Preferred: 4 year/Bacherlors Degree
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS (must be non-expired/active unless otherwise stated):
Required: ARDMS certified/ARRT registered in at least vascular and echo subspecialties (must have at least one and become certified in the other within 3 months of hire date). American Heart Association CPR certified.
Minimum Years and Type of Experience: 12 months full time clinical vascular and echo ultrasound experience.
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Proven previous working knowledge of EPIC and the hospital's cardiology information system.
Shift and Job Schedule
Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours
Shift: Days, 8:00am - 4:30pm
Please complete the online application and the assessment that follows. Email your resume to Jim Worley email@example.com
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.