Cardiac Sonographer I

Lebanon, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 65364

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 general skill and knowledge level.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs routine cardiac ultrasound techniques and examinations such as, adult echocardiograms, preps and acquires stress echocardiograms, pediatric echocardiograms, and 3D echo. Assists the physicians with transesophageal echocardiograms and operative transesophageal echocardiograms.
  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 digital image storage system (PACS) and associated workflow software
  11. Assists with ordering and restocking supplies.
  12. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of work areas.
  13. Attends meetings as required.
  14. Performs other related duties as identified.
  15. 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).
  16. 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.
  17. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  18. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs and in-service meetings, including assisting in the preparation, research and presentation of departmental Echocardiology staff inservice meetings.
  19. Maintains appropriate records, reports, and files as required.
  20. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 6-12 months
  • Minimum Education:
    • Associate's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) OR Registered Cardia Sonographer (RCS)
  • Required Courses:
    • Accredited program in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • 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
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)