Cardiac Sonographer I

Carlisle, PA | Physician Practices | Tracking Code: 69849

Schedule & Location

Hours: Part Time - Days (56 hours every 2 weeks)

Location: 354 Alexander Spring Rd. Carlisle, PA 17015

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Medical Director & the Manager-Noninvasive Cardiology, and the department supervisor performs routine diagnostic cardiac ultrasound procedures at an advanced specialist skill and knowledge level.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs routine & advanced cardiac ultrasound techniques and examinations such as; adult echocardiograms, preps and acquires stress echocardiograms, pediatric echocardiograms and peds clinic, 3D echo, research studies, assists the physicians with transesophageal echocardiograms, operative transesophageal echocardiograms, mitral valve clips and transcatheter aortic valve replacements.
  2. Supervises, assists, and evaluates students in the clinical education setting.
  3. Obtains intravenous access and administers intravenous contrast agents such as Definity and Optison. Performs Saline Bubble Studies.
  4. Prepares preliminary echocardiogram reports and measurements for physicians.
  5. Performs portable tests in patient rooms when necessary.
  6. Positions and transfers patients safely and comfortably.
  7. Explains procedures to patients.
  8. Clerical duties such as, scheduling patients, ensuring accurate billing codes, answering phones.
  9. Maintains equipment in efficient operating order; performs preventative maintenance on a regularly scheduled basis; contacts Biomed Department for major malfunctions.
  10. Knowledge and routine use of a digital image storage system (PACS) and associated workflow software.
  11. Assists Echo Team Leader in the planning and presentation of peer to peer continuing education in-services on current & future Echocardiology exam protocols, techniques and image data analysis in support of current and future advanced cardiac procedures.
 

NonEssential Accountabilities:

  1. Assists with ordering and restocking supplies.
  2. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of work areas.
  3. Attends meetings as required.
  4. Performs other related duties as identified.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  2. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  3. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Assists the Team Leader with routine Quality Improvement measurements & data as required by ICAEL/IAC.
  4. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and in-service meetings
  5. Maintains appropriate records, reports, and files as required.
  6. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 to 5 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Associate's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • istrationRegistered Pediatric Echocardiology Technologist
  • Required Courses:
    • Accredited program in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography
  • Physical Demands:
    • Frequent prolonged standing/walking
    • Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
    • Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment
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  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
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