Cardiac Sonographer-Echo

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Bridgeport, CT
Jun 10, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
Performs cardiac ultrasound and interprets study results, coordinates daily schedule and provides prompt feedback to cardiologist. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Performs cardiac ultrasound.
  • 1.1. Explains the procedure and prepares the patient according to established protocol as observed by supervisor.
  • 1.2. Identifies and documents structure information according to established procedures as observed by supervisor and cardiologists.
  • 1.3. Interprets information and writes a preliminary report with 90-100% accuracy as observed by supervisor and cardiologist.
  • 1.4. Initiates emergency procedures according to established hospital policy as observed by supervisor and physician.
  • 1.5. Prepares completed study for physicians review according to department policy as observed by supervisor and cardiologist.
  • 1.6. Maintains equipment in a clean and proper working condition as evidenced by supervisory observation.
  • 1.7. Teaches house staff to perform a limited study according to established protocol as observed by supervisor and medical staff.
  • 2. Coordinates daily schedule.
  • 2.1. Schedules in-house requests according to established protocol by 8:00 AM as observed by supervisor.
  • 2.2. Schedules and arranges appropriate mode of transportation for in-house patients according to department protocol as observed by supervisor and medical staff.
  • 3. Plans and/or implements care for assigned patients.
  • 3.1. Demonstrates knowledge of developmental stages from adolescence to old age and applies development theories/concepts when planning and implementing care for the adult patient as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback from staff.
  • 3.2. Demonstrates knowledge of developmental stages from toddler to adolescent and applies development theories/concepts when planning and implementing care for the child patient as observed by supervisor and as indicated by feedback from staff.
  • 4. Performs a variety of clerical duties.
  • 4.1. Correlates and identifies completed studies and files them according to protocol as observed by supervisor.
  • 4.2. Identifies and codes studies by 4:00PM daily with 100% accuracy as noted by supervisor in daily review.
  • 4.3. Checks supplies and determines weekly requirements as noted by supervisor during weekly review.
  • 5. Demonstrates appropriate communications skills.
  • 5.1. Strives to continually improve upon the quality of patient care by promoting effective communication as indicated by patient feedback and supervisory observation.
  • 6. Completes non-therapeutic functions under the direction of MD, PA, APRN or RN.
  • 6.1. Remove medication(s) from the pneumatic tube system sent from the Pharmacy or Hospital Supply to the unit/patient care area.
  • 6.2. Immediately deliver the medication(s) from the pneumatic tube system to the appropriate Registered Nurse, Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant or other appropriate licensed practitioner.
  • 6.3. As directed by a Registered Nurse, Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or other appropriate licensed practitioner, remove IV solutions from the patient care area's clean utility room and immediately deliver to the appropriate licensed practitioner.
  • 6.4. As directed by a Registered Nurse, Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or other appropriate licensed practitioner, stock IV solutions in the patient care area's clean utility room.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:
    High school diploma or equivalent.

    EXPERIENCE:
    1-3 years experience preferably in cardiac specific environment.

    LICENSURE:
    BLS Certified. A registered or registry eligible Sonographer. Must be RCS or RDCS registered,

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:
    BLS certified.

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk.The employee must frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and the risk of electrical shock.

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    Job Info

    Job: 7116

    Department: Echo
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: DIAG IMAGING
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00

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