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Cardiac Sonographer Credentialed EKG SCH

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States
Date Posted: Apr 16, 2019

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Job Description

Status: Per Diem Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Work Schedule: Days with Call Weekend and Holiday Rotation Shift: 1:

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No FTE: 0.100000: Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Summary:

Performs technically adequate echocardiogram examination, adhering to the laboratory's protocol, including Doppler and color flow and contrast as well as all required measurements in accordance with IAC Echocardiography standards. Questions, assesses patient and/or reviews patient charts to obtain appropriate history and diagnostic reasons for the exam. Reviews, completes, and prepares all CD's, Digital Studies (as applicable) and worksheet in Syngo Dynamics for the interpreting physician. The Credentialed Cardiac Sonographer will act as a resource person. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, and may be delegated to other staff: All laboratory duties delegated by the Medical Director, Technical Director, and Non-Invasive Department manager. Daily technical operation of the laboratory, i.e. patient scheduling and laboratory record keeping. Operation and maintenance of the laboratory equipment / storage. Compliance of the sonographic staff to the standards as set for by the IAC Echocardiography, including maintaining appropriate number of CME's. Provide support and training for the Sonographic staff and Sonographic students in expectation of becoming certified. Working with the Medical and Technical Directors and Sonographic staff to ensure quality patient care.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • AAS degree or Certificate in Cardiac Sonography required
  • Bachelor degree in Cardiac Sonography preferred
  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer/Registered Cardiac Sonographer - credentialed through the A.R.D.M.S or C.C.I.
  • BLS or must obtain within 6 months of hire

EXPERIENCE
  • Previous Cardiac Sonographer experience with 1000 hours recent clinical cardiac ultrasound
  • Preferred a minimum 1 (one) year experience in Adult Echocardiography

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • May be required to learn and adequately perform pediatric/neonatal echo where applicable
  • May be required to learn and adequately assist during TEE and ICE procedures where applicable
  • May be required to learn and adequately perform Stress Echocardiograms where applicable
  • Work requires precision in recording and preparing data, recognizing that errors may have serious consequences for patients
  • Must pay strict attention to detail and maintain alertness to detect evidence of irregularities in images as well as equipment malfunctions. These must be communicated to a Supervisor and a call must be placed for maintenance
  • Must be organized in maintaining workflow
  • Must possess patience and maturity in dealing with patients and families as well as medical staff and other hospital personnel
  • Must be able to tolerate highly charged emotional situations, such as when called to a cardiac arrest or when evaluating patients at the end of life

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • May be required to be available Sunday-Saturday, 6AM-6PM with varying hours
  • May be required to take evening, night and weekend/holiday call
  • May be required to travel to other CHS affiliated locations
  • Must be able to transport equipment from area to area within the hospital (ED. CCU. ICU, etc.)
  • Must be capable of transporting equipment to the patient bedside. Exposure to infectious disease process
  • May be exposed to infectious disease processes

ENVIRONMENT
  • Intermittent exposure to a few unpleasant physical conditions
  • Frequently required to work in rooms with low-level lighting or inappropriate lighting
  • Subjected to variations in temperature secondary to excess heat generated by ultrasound machines



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