Cardiac Sonographer

Partners Healthcare System Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

Competencies/Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Education:

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.

CPR certified


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