Perform comprehensive echocardiographic examination (2D, m-mode, PW/CW/color Doppler) independently.
Learn to utilize a variety of ultrasound equipment (Philips, GE, etc.)
Learn to perform agitated saline studies and use of various Ultrasound Enhancing Agents (UEA); learn and incorporate strain, 3DE etc.
Understand reason for individual patient exams and demonstrate ability to assess relevant past medical history of patient.
Develop a strong knowledge base of cardiac pathophysiology and as assessed by echocardiography.
Develop ability to identify pathophysiology and tailor exam as needed.
Ability to recognize and appropriately document normal and abnormal anatomic structures, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology.
Perform expected volume of studies on a consistent basis.
Comply with patient privacy (HIPPA)and safety guidelines..
Understand all aspects of safety and ensure a safe environment for staff and patients.
Is knowledgeable and compliant in all hospital policies and regulatory requirements.
Follows guidelines and standards for Lab accreditation.
Participate in research protocols as needed
Develop good time management and organizational skills.
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and patient service skills
Able to push or pull equipment over 100 Ibs and/ or lift /help position patients.
Will be required to wear personal protective equipment/clothing (i.e, lead aprons, isolation gowns, etc.) as needed.
Ability to report to work regularly, on time, and prepared.
Ability to work independently, autonomously and takes initiative.
Miscellaneous tasks as assigned by Lab leadership.
Location: Sonographers will rotate between MGH main campus location and MGH West (Waltham) location. Rotating schedule will vary depending upon staffing needs of each office.
Minimum Associates degree or 2 year equivalent (equal or related)
BS or BA preferred
Certification: RDCS or RCS required: If newly registry eligible, sit for and pass a registry exam (ARDMS preferred, or CCI) within six months of MGH employment.
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