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Company: Highland Hospital
Location: Rochester, NY
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Highland Hospital is seeking a Cardiac Sonographer for a Full-Time Days position. Responsibilities include:

  • Utilizing 2-D, 3D, 4D, M-mode, Doppler and Color Doppler analysis to perform various cardiac exams (Transthoracic Echo, Stress Echo, and Dobutamine Stress Echo).  Recognize when contrast (i.e. Optison, Definity, or Agitated Saline) are needed to perform a diagnostic exam.
  • Perform various vascular exams (Carotid, Abdominal Aorta, Ankle Brachial Index, or Lower Extremity Arterials) when necessary.
  • Performs accurate and thorough measurements and calculations per the American Society of Echocardiography Guidelines and per department protocol.
  • Obtains an appropriate patient medical history and maintains a clear understanding of the patient's diagnosis and the goal's and limits of each study. Thorough understanding of cardiac pathology is essential to assure that proper and completed data is recorded.
  • Uses independent judgment during the cardiac ultrasound to accurately differentiate normal and pathological findings.
  • Explains the procedure to patients to allay anxiety and to elicit cooperation, always maintaining a professional and friendly attitude. Is responsive to any special needs that may arise and assists appropriately.
  • Utilizing the digital reporting system to generate a complete preliminary report that includes summary and comparison to prior exams.
  • Able to navigate the electronic medical record to generate a report, obtain information, schedule exams, and obtain medical history relevant to the exam.
  • Assures the sonographer's daily procedure workflow is organized and efficient, which reduces waiting time and exam time for the patients, while still obtaining a complete and quality exam.
  • Addresses problems of patient care as they arise and makes decisions to appropriately resolve the problems. Handles difficult patients and difficult situations appropriately and competently.
  • Coordinates with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.
  • Establishes and maintains ethical working relationships and good rapport with the interrelating departments and referrals.
  • Performs all requested cardiac and vascular ultrasound as ordered by attending Physician.
  • Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations.
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in sonographer's care.
  • Keeping Active RDCS status in compliance with ARDMS or CCI credential.
  • Independently maintains and advance clinical knowledge by means of continuing education and journal review.
  • Provides in-service ultrasound training for general education to residents and junior sonographers or students as required
  • Participates in research studies and collects data for future research as requested.
  • Maintains Ultrasound equipment and work area and maintains adequate supplies.
  • Evaluates equipment malfunctions and speaks with the appropriate equipment representative. Reports equipment failures to the appropriate supervisor or staff member.
  • Assists in the daily operations of the cardiology department.
Requires participation in a rotating on call schedule.

Requirements

  1. Education: Fulfilled the educational requirements to be a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or registry eligible.  Credentials received by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) also accepted.
  2. Experience: Minimum of 2 years experience preferred; 3-5 years of clinical experience highly desirable.
  3. License/Certification Required: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RCDS) or registry eligible. Must become registered within 1 year of start date.
  4. Skills: Patient Centered Care


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