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Cardiac Sonographer 2

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Waxahachie
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

LOCATION: Waxahachie, TX\n\n SETTING:Hospital\n\n SCHEDULE:PRN\n\n JOB SUMMARY\n\nThe Cardiac Sonographer 2 performs basic to advanced cardiac ultrasound services and procedures for adult patients such as transthoracic, transesophageal and stress, used to diagnose and assess cardiac abnormalities. General duties include preparing equipment, prepping patients and explaining procedures, reading the images, report findings, examining patient clinical history in order to identify the purpose of the examination, framing the clinical question that the examination is intended to answer, and expanding the examination as necessary to answer the clinical questions.\n\nESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE\n\n\n\tPerforms basic to advanced cardiac ultrasound procedures utilizing a variety of equipment and techniques, and makes the necessary measurements required for the interpretation to obtain accurate, high quality results.\n\tIdentifies and defines cardiac abnormalities and extends the scope of the examination appropriately, deviating from standard techniques when necessary and correlating invasive and noninvasive cardiac diagnostic test results with cardiac anatomy and function.\n\tMay assist physicians in the procedure rooms and operating rooms by performing echocardiograph studies to aid them in proceeding with complex procedures to decrease risk factors.\n\tAssists in performing transesophageal studies with cardiologist, calculating appropriate measurements and sterilizes probe.\n\tPrepare patients for procedures and obtains clinical history from the patient including cardiac related physical findings and pertinent laboratory data in order to adjust the imaging techniques to obtain comprehensive and diagnostic echocardiograms to alleviate the probability of erroneous clinical interpretation of the echocardiogram.\n\tRecords statistics and performs daily maintenance of the Echocardiography Lab and its equipment, reporting all malfunctions as appropriate.\n\tActs as a resource to other staff, physicians and students regarding equipment, techniques, procedures and studies to optimize patient care.\n\tWorks closely with cardiac sonographer quality coordinator to ensure adherence to quality processes and protocols, and assists with ICAEL accreditation activities as delegated.\n\tImplements protocols as new technology evolves, and ensures implementation and adherence to system echocardiography standards.\n\t\n\tKEY SUCCESS FACTORS\n\tEducation & Experience requirements (must meet one of the following):\n\t- Associates degree in Cardiac Sonography from CAAHEP accredited program, or\n\t- US military sonographer training program equivalent to an Associate's degree, or\n\t- Two (2) years of related sonography experience.\n\tKnowledge and ability to apply complex sonographic principles, instrumentation and techniques.\n\tKnowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.\n\tAbility explaining the purpose of the echocardiographic examination to the patient and answering patients' questions.\n\tKnowledge of approved clinical protocols for each type of cardiovascular ultrasound examinations.\n\tKnowledge of proper infection control, including precautionary procedures. Knowledge of relevant laws regarding patient confidentiality and privacy.\n\tAbility to interact and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with healthcare providers, including other sonographers, physicians, and nurses.\n\tKnowledge of medical terminology.\n\tSkilled utilization of computers and medical equipment.\n\t\n\tBENEFITS\n\t\n\tOur competitive benefits package includes the following\n\tImmediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits\n\t401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%\n\tTuition Reimbursement\n\tPTO accrual beginning Day 1\n\n\n Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level\n QUALIFICATIONS\n\n\n\t EDUCATION - Associate's or 2 years of work experience above the minimum qualification\n\t-EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience\n\n\n \nCERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION \n\n\n\tBasic Life Support (BLS): BLS in 30 days of hire or transfer.\n\tRegistered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Reg Diag Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Registered Vascular Sonographe (RVS), Registered Vascular Tech (RVT): Must have one of the following within 6 months of hire/transfer:\n\tRDCS or RVT through ARDMS or RVS or RCS through CCI.\n\t \n

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Dallas , Cardiac Sonographer 2, Healthcare , Waxahachie, Texas

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