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Cardiac Sonographer - Western Carolina Cardiology - PRN

Company: Haywood Regional Medical Center
Location: Clyde
Posted on: July 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionReviews patient history and physician's orders.Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.Performs echocardiographic studies considering the age-specific physiological, emotional and cognitive needs of the patient.Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate.Prepares equipment and supplies.Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment.Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s).Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results.Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patient andrepeating procedure.Enters, transmits and reports scan results.Performs quality Doppler and color Doppler exams.Acquires quality Stress Echo and Dobutamine images according to physician and benchmark standards.Performs quality trans-esophageal echocardiograms according to physician expectations.Minimum EducationCompletion of a cardiac and vascular ultrasound course or any combination of training and experience that provides the skills and abilities to perform the requirements of this position.Minimum Work ExperienceOne year of experience in cardiac sonography with an emphasis on 2D echocardiography, Doppler ultrasound, and life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia recognition preferred.Required SkillsRequires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Required SkillsCertifications:AHA Basic Life Support (BLS)AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) preferredRequired LicensesDiagnostic Medical SonographerRegistered with credentials as Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS), or Cardiac Credentialing International (RCS) required. Must be registered within one year of employment if a graduate of an accredited school of ultrasound.Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Keywords: Haywood Regional Medical Center, Asheville , Cardiac Sonographer - Western Carolina Cardiology - PRN, Healthcare , Clyde, North Carolina

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