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Cardiac Sonographer

Company: Waterbury Hospital
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

The Cardiac Sonographer is a highly specialized technologist who is proficient in the use of complex ultrasound imaging equipment to produce high quality images for diagnostic purposes. Population served is primarily adolescent, adult and older adult. Reports to the Assistant Director, Cardiac Diagnostic Center Perform echocardiograms on assigned patient population in the department: including stress echocardiograms Performs contrast and agitated saline studies as required Removes IV used for agitated saline, LV contrast studies and nuclear studies Administers IV contrast via IV per protocol Manage echo schedule, develop preliminary report, process reports Complies with IAC standards Properly identify and orient patient to equipment, function and exam Maintain adequate records of all examsComplete required recordkeeping in a timely manner including IAC recordsEnsures efficient and consistent department operations; accepting add-on patients as requiredTakes clinical direction from lead echo tech and medical directorMaintain equipment, exam room and work area to ensure patient and staff safetyParticipate in the Quality Improvement Program for the departmentPerform all other duties as assigned.Graduate of an accredited ultrasound programOne (1) to three (3) years adult cardiac and vascular ultrasound experienceCredentialing in echocardiography required from one of the following: ARDMS (RDCS), CCI (RCS) or CARDUP, ( ARDMS credentialing preferred);Knowledge of ultrasound techniques, principles and procedures.Current BLS certification.Ability to work independently making technical decisions to obtain comprehensive and accurate information and convey clearly to physicians for diagnosis/treatmentMust possess good communication, interpersonal and customer service skills REQUIREMENTS:Ability to work in a fast paced environment including exposure to all patient elements, i.e. blood borne pathogens, lifting, stretching, pulling of patients, pushing of stretchers/beds and ultrasound machine required. Standing/walking required, as well as the ability to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Must have basic computer skills and ability to access internet and other programs applicable to Waterbury Hospital procedures.Perform automated functions that fall within job responsibility.Location: Waterbury Hospital Non-Invasive CardiologySchedule: Part Time +, Days, 36 HR Days 7a-330pby Jobble

Keywords: Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury , Cardiac Sonographer, Healthcare , Waterbury, Connecticut

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