Cardiac Sonographer, Level I - Per Diem

Massachusetts General Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

Under the general supervision of the Manager of Pediatric Cardiology, the incumbent will be responsible for performing complete and comprehensive pediatric echocardiographic exams independently in an ambulatory care setting in various offices including Boston, Worcester, Fitchburg, Danvers, Foxborough and Cape Cod. Sonographer will understand the reasons for the patient's exam and prepare preliminary reports with accurate measures and appropriate statements. Incumbent will comply with patient privacy and safety guidelines and adheres to departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Relevant activities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform complete echocardiographic examination independently (and if new to

MGH within three months of employment)

  • Understand reasons for individual patient exams, reviews patient history and if possible, review prior report/images

  • Acquire echocardiographic examination in digital format

  • Perform echoes in all settings

  • Participate in QI initiatives and in measures to support laboratory accreditation

  • Miscellaneous tasks as assigned

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Comply with patient privacy and safety guidelines (e.g. 2 patient identifiers)

  • Practice Infection Control standards

  • Learn to use a variety of ultrasound equipment - GE, Philips, etc

  • Prepare a preliminary report with accurate measures and appropriate statements

  • Perform expected volume of studies by end of first year

  • Understand overall functioning of Laboratory

  • Develop good time management and organizational skills

  • Ask questions as necessary regarding protocols, diagnoses, image optimization and other areas other areas

Minimum Required:

Associate's Degree in Cardiac Sonography

Current RDCS or RCS required

If newly registry eligible, sit for and pass a registry exam (ARDS preferred, or CCI)

Preferred:

Bachelor's Degree

0-2 years of Sonography experience required

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