Department: 101157031 RCRH-RHD CV Diagnostics
Location: Rapid City, SD
Facility: Heart Doctors
Requisition ID: 8986
The Cardiac Sonographer is responsible for performing all echocardiography-related procedures in varied settings. This role requires a comprehensive knowledge of cardiovascular principles and ultrasound physics and instrumentation as well as the ability to produce and evaluate cardiac ultrasound images and related data that are used by physicians to render a medical diagnosis. The cardiac sonographer is responsible for acting as a liaison between staff, physicians, patients and family members while exercising discretion and judgement in the performance of the clinical examination. The cardiac sonographer will also provide the physician with an oral or written summary of the technical findings as well as provide patient education. The cardiac sonographer serves patients of all ages. This position includes on-call duties (nights, weekends and Holidays) on a rotational basis.
Essential Job Functions
- Carries out cardiac examinations following department protocol and procedures: Transthoracic Echocardiogram with or without Contrast, Stress Echocardiogram with or
- without Contrast, Transesophageal Echocardiogram, Pediatric Echocardiogram, and occasionally Fetal Echocardiogram.
- Examines requisition for appropriate orders, exam date, indication for exam. Reprints corrected requisition.
- Is able to consistently determine quality diagnostic images. Consistently presents high quality images to the Radiologists and/or Cardiologists for interpretation.
- Acquires and archives for the procedure. Demonstrates competency in imaging and archiving procedures.
- Documents appropriate information in patients chart.
- Organizes workload to complete responsibilities within a designated time period as evidenced by observation and feedback.
- Ensures the procedure and related supplies are billed correctly.
- Participates in performance improvement and quality control activities.
Minimum Associate of Applied Science degree in Cardiovascular Ultrasound from a CAHEEP accredited program. Can obtain Certification through ARDMS or CCI. Must fulfill annual continuing education requirements of department, orientation for various procedures and equipment, and in-services as required by department and hospital policy.
Required Licensure and Certification
Physical Demands: Heavy Work
Lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time, with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Majority of day is sitting in a darkened room with patients.
Work Hours: Clinic hours are M-F 8-5pm.
Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.
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