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Cardiac Sonographer - Merced Clinic - Per diem

Company: Valley Children's Healthcare
Location: Merced
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Cardiac Sonographer - Merced Clinic - Per diemSUMMARY: This position is accountable for accurately, safely and efficiently performing routine echocardiographic and congenital procedures with competency, including assisting in transesophageal, epicardial and intracardiac echocardiographic procedures in outpatient, inpatient, cath lab and operative environments. Acts as a department resource to the Cardiologist and service-line as required.Generates and prepares a draft echocardiogram report using the archiving and report writing software. Works under the direction of the Lead Cardiac Sonographer, department manager and medical director. May functions as a preceptor, role model and clinical resource. Participates in the rotation of on-call duties and Outreach Clinic involvement with other Cardiac Sonographers as assigned. Performs EKGs, Holter and multi-event applications as needed.RESPONSIBILITIES: ---Performs routine and complex congenital echocardiographic studies. ---Provides assistance with transesophageal, epicardial & intracardiacechocardiographic examinations under Cardiologist supervision. ---Obtains accurate dynamic and static images, hemodynamic and functional datautilizing established echocardiographic procedure protocols for routinestudies. ---Completion of an encounter requires communication with the Cardiologist. ---Expeditious notification of significant or critical results in accordance withpolicy. ---Ensures patient safety and adheres to applicable hospital policies andregulations at all times. ---Reviews completed echo examinations in the presence of the Cardiologist.Compares with previous study(s) when available. ---Verifies and reviews orders for procedures and test indications, patientclinical history, and exams prior to study. Correctly identifies the patientand prepares for the exam, including introduction and explanation of theprocedure and manner and timing of forthcoming test results to the patient andfamily. ---Prepares a draft echo report using the CardioPACs report writer software.Reports should be complete, accurate, free of errors and omissions. Reportsshould be worded in a manner as reviewed and discussed with the Cardiologist.Reports should be completed within 24 hours of procedure. Edits should becompleted expeditiously. Significant or critical reports should be completedwithin established guidelines. ---Acts as adepartment resource to the Cardiologist and manager as required.May act as a preceptor to new staff. ---Facilitates and coordinates the flow of patients. Collaborates with front office staff in scheduling daily patientappointments under the direction of the Practice Manager. Completes inpatientand outpatient echocardiographic examinations in an expeditious manner. ---Ensures that digital echocardiographic studies and completed report aresuccessfully archived on the CardioPACs network and electronic medical record(EMR). Troubleshoots and resolve network and echo equipment problems asnecessary. Participates in the regular cleaning of equipment. Stocks rooms withsupplies and linen.Performs EKG and the application of Holter andmulti-event monitors as necessary to help maintain flow within the departmentand at outreach clinics. Performs other related duties as assigned. ---Uses identified self-assessment/educational tools to advance mastery in thefield of sonography. Requirements: ---Two year college degree in Echocardiography/Ultrasonography and Program AccreditedEchocardiography/Ultrasonography Technical/Vocational Training required; ORHigh School Diploma/G.E.D. and equivalent experience sufficient to allow forsuccessful completion of ARDMS certification in Echocardiography required. Fouryear college degree in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography preferred.Basic Life Support (BLS) required within 30 days of hire or transfer into position. ---CCI - Cardiovascular Credentialing International withing 18 months of hire or transfer into position OR ---RDCS-PE - ARDMS Pediatric Echocardiography within 18 months of hire ortransfer into position required ---RDCS-AE - ARDMS Adult Echocardiography or RDCS-FE - ARDMS Fetal Echocardiographypreferred ---One year Congenital & pediatric echocardiography preferred ---Demonstrated proficiency in the skills and knowledge required to perform thejob required POSITION DETAILS:Per diem as needed, Days offering acompetitive salaryLOCATION:Merced,CA

Keywords: Valley Children's Healthcare, Merced , Cardiac Sonographer - Merced Clinic - Per diem, Healthcare , Merced, California

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