Cardiac Sonographer

Copley Hospital Morrisville , VT 05661

Posted 4 days ago

Overview

Seeking a Cardiac Sonographer to perform cardiovascular technology evaluation procedures such as electrocardiography (ECG), Holter monitoring, cardiac ultrasound and echocardiography, exercise stress testing, and pacemaker evaluation to observe, monitor, and evaluate cardiac function.

Responsibilities

  • Sets up examination rooms ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready. Maintains orderliness And cleanliness of work area. Follows infection control practices

  • Obtains all appropriate documentation. Maintains record keeping in Echo Lab.

  • Coordinates work schedule with Practice Manager to assure workload coverage. Folllows Hospital, Department policies and procedures, and follows code of conduct policy.

  • Participates in the echo reading sessions when available.

  • Patient Care- Explains procedures and observes patients to ensure safety and comfort during exam. Provide assistance with such tasks as dressing and changing to seriously ill, injured or disabled patients. Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.

  • Supplies-Requests and orders supplies as necessary to keep Material on hand at all times.

  • Equipment: Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member.

  • Quality Assurance/Control- Assists with quality control/assurance programs. Participates in quality control projects as needed.

  • Computer System- Follows department and hospital protocols for use of the hospital computer system

  • Sterile Techniques-Practices when required by procedure.

  • Patients- Transports patients to examination room. Prepares and maintains Room. Transports patients to other area of hospital.

  • Communicates with Practice Manager concerning problems in the work area and working conditions. Participates in the problem solving process in a positive manner.

  • Assessment- Meets the psycho-social needs of the patients being served. Demonstrates competency in the delivery of patient care in a manner that is appropriate to the patient's age, physical ability and intellectual development.

  • Echocardiography - Performs the echocardiogram according to AHA guidelines.

  • Performs stress test hook-ups, Halter Monitors, EKG's, blood pressures. Assists in the clinical area when the echo schedule permits and/or when POD nurse requests.

  • Explains procedures to patient and carries out procedures under direction of physician.

  • Observes hear activity and monitors test results for abnormal patterns.

  • Uses knowledge of cardiac-function patterns to to evaluate results observed.

  • Records all findings and incorporates theses into patients medical records.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient ranging from newborn to geriatric.

  • Makes preliminary analysis and interpretation of test results for physician's further study and diagnosis.

  • Maintains all equipment in proper working order and reports any malfunction immediately.

Qualifications

Education Required:

Associate' s degree in cardiovascular technology.

Experience Required:

Three years experience performing cardiovascular tests in a supervised setting.

Skills Required:

Registered (or registry eligible) technician in adult echocardiography. BCLS certification

Eligible for registry by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

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