Performs basic to advanced cardiac ultrasound procedures utilizing
a variety of equipment and techniques, and makes the necessary
measurements required for the interpretation to obtain accurate,
high quality results.
Identifies and defines cardiac abnormalities and extends the scope
of the examination appropriately, deviating from standard
techniques when necessary and correlating invasive and noninvasive
cardiac diagnostic test results with cardiac anatomy and
May assist physicians in the procedure rooms and operating rooms by
performing echocardiograph studies to aid them in proceeding with
complex procedures to decrease risk factors.
Assists in performing transesophageal studies with cardiologist,
calculating appropriate measurements and sterilizes probe.
Prepare patients for procedures and obtains clinical history from
the patient including cardiac related physical findings and
pertinent laboratory data in order to adapt the imaging techniques
to obtain comprehensive and diagnostic echocardiograms to alleviate
the probability of erroneous clinical interpretation of the
Records statistics and performs daily maintenance of the
Echocardiography Lab and its equipment, reporting all malfunctions
Acts as a resource to other staff, physicians and students
regarding equipment, techniques, procedures and studies to optimize
Works closely with cardiac sonographer quality coordinator to
ensure adherence to quality processes and protocols, and assists
with ICAEL accreditation activities as delegated.
Implements protocols as new technology evolves, and ensures
implementation and adherence to system echocardiography
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Education & Experience requirements (must meet one of the
Associates degree in Cardiac Sonography from CAAHEP accredited
US military sonographer training program equivalent to an
Associate?s degree, or
Two (2) years of related sonography experience.
Knowledge and ability to apply complex sonographic principles,
instrumentation and techniques.
Knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
Ability explaining the purpose of the echocardiographic examination
to the patient and answering patients' questions.
Knowledge of approved clinical protocols for each type of
cardiovascular ultrasound examinations.
Knowledge of proper infection control, including precautionary
procedures. Knowledge of relevant laws regarding patient
confidentiality and privacy.
Ability to interact and communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing, with healthcare providers, including other sonographers,
physicians, and nurses.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Skilled utilization of computers and medical equipment.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or
- EDUCATION - Associate's or 2 years of work experience above the
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
- Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS in 30 days of hire or
- Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Reg Diag Cardiac
Sonographer (RDCS), Registered Vascular Sonographe (RVS),
Registered Vascular Tech (RVT): Must have one of the following
within 6 months of hire or transfer
- RCS or RDCS through ARDMS or RCS or RVT through CCI.