Cardiovascular Ultrasound

Echo Sonographer

Type: FT
Education: A. Employees hired after 01/01/1999 must be Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Echocardiography or Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Registry Eligible employees MUST obtain certification meeting the aforementioned requirement within 6 months after employment date. B. Each employee is responsible for acquiring his/her own Continuing Education Credits to stay in good standing with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)C. Employee must attend all hospital mandatory in services. Must be certified in Basic Life Support.
Experience: One year of experience in complete 2D, m-mode, Adult Echo and Transesohogeal Echo preferred.
Skills: A. Must have then skills and knowledge in performing multi-plane cardiac ultrasounds with the ability to perform required calculations such as valve area, valve gradients, pressure calculations, velocity and other calculations. B. Must have excellent customer service skills.

This position is responsible for working directly with patients and physicians, performing transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms while providing patient care and patient safety as established by department standards. This position is responsible for performing a variety of dependent and basic secretarial, clerical and housekeeping functions such as customer service, examination and work area cleaning, telephone communications, computer system data entry, information retrieval, (HIS, RIS, PACS), and infection control.  It requires independent judgement and initiative while operating diagnostic ultrasound equipment, preparing exam rooms, and keeping the ultrasound department stocked with supplies.  Echosonographers exercise professional judgment while performing services in a demeanor complimentary to customer service, age specific criteria, safety and medical ethics.