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Cardiac Sonographer TRI Cardio Williamsville

Location: Williamsville, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Trinity Cardio Williamsville

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Per Diem FTE: 0.400000

Bargaining Unit: Trinity Medical

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Days

Hours: 8-4p

Summary:

Performs technically adequate echocardiogram examination, adhering to practice 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.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • AAS degree or Certificate in Cardiac sonography required
  • BLS 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.

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 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 practice 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:
  • Required to travel to other TM affiliated locations.
  • Must be able to transport equipment from area to area within the practice 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.
  • Exposure to patients who may be confused or combative.
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