Posted on: March 19, 2020
Performs routine and emergency echocardiograms and vascular
ultrasound tests in an outpatient exam room, or if appropriate,
portable at patient bedside.
FTE Status: Full Time
FTE: 1.000000 (FTE x 80 = hours per pay period)
Verifies order appropriateness. Educates patient regarding
procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding
and cooperation. Sets expectations for patient receipt of exam
Positions patient and performs cardiovascular ultrasound
procedure(s) per protocol. Selects appropriate transducers and
optimizes images. Identifies pathology and customizes exam for
Analyzes results for image quality and inclusion of anatomical and
hemodynamic information. Creates a preliminary report based on
acquired measurements and knowledge of physiologic function.
Assists physician during invasive ultrasound procedures. Formulates
and ensures consistent evidence-based exam protocols. Prepares and
maintains equipment and supplies. Follows appropriate safety
standards and infection control guidelines.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive
judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be
able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate
* Registered Sonographer
* Registered Cardiovascular Sononographer
* Basic Life Support
* Registered Vascular Specialist
* Other information:
Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic
Medical Ultrasound program.
Required Licensure/Certification: 1 adult echo and 1 vascular
ARDMS: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) - Adult
(AE); Vascular Technologist (RVT).
CCI: Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Registered Vascular
Specialist (RVS), Registered Cardiac Congenital Sonographer (RCCS),
Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS).
Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
Minimum Experience: 2 years of related experience
* BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red
Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before
start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of
hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either
the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for
the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional
Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be
through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
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