This position is a non-licensed/certified staff member authorized to transport and/or stock medications to meet specified essential job duties. This includes staff who do not have the authority to prescribe, dispense and/or administer medications.
The Cardiac Sonographer demonstrates a clear understanding of cardiac anatomy and physiology. He/she must be well versed in defects and diseases of the heart and know how to clinically apply echocardiography to detect those diseases/defects. The Sonographer's scanning skills must be accurate and decisive in all testing environments. They must be willing to grow and help their peers grow professionally in the skills of cardiac sonography. Sonographers must possess excellent communication skills to effectively meet the needs of patients and families and provide quality studies for the healthcare team to determine clinical treatment. They are responsible for adhering to all established hospital policies and be a responsible steward of equipment and supplies.
Performs full spectrum of cardiac echocardiogram testing
Copies studies to CD for patient needs
Transport and/or stock medications
1.High School graduate or equivalent.
2.Graduate of accredited Cardiac Sonographer program
3.Current and in good standing as Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Preferred (ARDMS) 4.BLS certification upon hire and renewed every 2 years
1.2 years experience preferred
2.Stress testing experience preferred
3.Pediatric experience preferred Problem-solving skills
4.Effective interpersonal skills
5.Consider the specific age-related needs of the patient
6.Successful completion of Safe Medication Handling competency
Employee is required to sit occasionally, stand frequently and walk occasionally. Employee must lift/carry a light (1-20 lbs.) load frequently. Employee may be required to lift over 100 lbs. with assistance. Employee is frequently required to bend, squat, kneel, lift waist to overhead. Employee is occasionally required to reach forward and reach overhead. For repetitive action, employee is required to use both hands for simple grasping and pushing/pulling. Employee is frequently exposed to CRT terminal work. (Occasionally: 1-33%, Frequently: 34-66%, Continuously: 67-100%) The most significant of duties are included but this does not exclude occasional work assignments not mentioned or developmental duties.
Job Relationships: Member of a comprehensive healthcare team, including other healthcare providers, the patient, the patients family and significant others.
Takes direction from: Cardiologist, Manager. In-direct supervision from Supervisor of Nuclear Medicine on Clinical issues
Provides direction to: Patients and patient family members
Supervised by: Manager, Cardiology Services
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Using talents and resources responsibly, we provide high quality, safe care with compassion, professional excellence and respect for each other and those we serve.
As an independent healthcare network, we create healthy communities in the region through our commitment to high quality, safe and personalized services.
We accept and treat all persons as being created in the image of God.
We respond with caring to the needs of others as if they were members of our family.
We honor each person's rights and responsibilities in light of the common good.
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