Job Req ID: 205067
Position Number: 00130863
Employment Type: Full Time
Department Name: Outpatient Cardiac Diagnostics
Location: CHS Northeast
Location Details: 7A-3:30P, call, every third weekend
Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth
Performs cardiac ultrasounds studies including 2D, M-Mode, pulsed and color flow ultrasound. Assists the physician with transesophageal echocardiograms.
Performs diagnostic echocardiograms and stress echo procedures as ordered by physicians.
Records quality information while performing echocardiographic imaging and following procedural guidelines and protocols.
Explains procedures and possible side effects of each procedure to the patient or family member to relieve fears and anxieties associated with the diagnostic cardiology procedure.
Confirms all physician requests and evaluates patients clinical history for proper clinical indicators and possible contraindications for procedure requested.
Collaborates with physician to ensure quality patient care.
Operates equipment used to perform echocardiograms.
Maintains patient medical records.
Organizes 3 stages involved in the reporting process: study completion, physician interpretation and final report.
Submits final reports to appropriate nursing unit, physician office or medical records as requested.
Involves exposure to infectious/contagious diseases and hazardous materials. Environment is climate controlled. Light to moderate physical requirements with frequent walking, standing, stooping and reaching. Lifting of up to 200 pounds of weight with assistance. Pushing and pulling of up to 450 pounds.
Education, Experience and Certifications
High School Diploma or GED required; Graduate of an accredited Cardiovascular Science Program preferred. Must be Registered Sonographer (RDCS or RCS). Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA required. Must have knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
Carolinas HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer
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