Cardiac Sonographer 1 PRN
Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: September 22, 2022
JOB SUMMARY PRN VARIABLE SHIFTS The Cardiac Sonographer 1
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, analyzing 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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE Performs 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.
Identifies 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
May 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.
Assists in performing transesophageal studies with cardiologist,
calculating appropriate measurements and sterilizes probe.
Prepare patients for procedures and obtains clinical history from
the patient including cardiac related physical findings and
pertinent laboratory data in order to adapt the imaging techniques
to obtain comprehensive and diagnostic echocardiograms to alleviate
the probability of erroneous clinical interpretation of the
Records statistics and performs daily maintenance of the
Echocardiography Lab and its equipment, reporting all malfunctions
Acts as a resource to other staff, physicians and students
regarding equipment, techniques, procedures and studies to optimize
Works closely with cardiac sonographer quality coordinator to
ensure quality processes and protocols are adhered to, and assists
with IAC accreditation activities as delegated.
Implements protocols as new technology evolves, and ensures system
echocardiography standards are implemented and adhered to. KEY
SUCCESS FACTORS Education & Experience requirements (must meet one
of the following):
- Associates degree in Cardiac Sonography from CAAHEP accredited
- US military sonographer training program equivalent to an
Associate?s degree, or
- Two (2) years of related sonography experience.
Within 6 months from date of hire, must attempt to be Registered
Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) granted by the American
Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Registered
Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) granted by Cardio Credentialing
Knowledge and ability to apply complex sonographic principles,
instrumentation and techniques.
Knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
Ability explaining the purpose of the echocardiographic examination
to the patient and answering patients' questions.
Knowledge of approved clinical protocols for each type of
cardiovascular ultrasound examinations.
Knowledge of proper infection control, including precautionary
procedures. Knowledge of relevant laws regarding patient
confidentiality and privacy.
Ability to interact and communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing, with healthcare providers, including other sonographers,
physicians, and nurses.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Skilled utilization of computers and medical equipment. BENEFITS
Our competitive benefits package includes the following Immediate
eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon
position type and/or level QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION - Associate's
or 2 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION Basic Life Support (BLS)
Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Reg Diag Cardiac Sonographer
(RDCS): Reg Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer RDCS or Reg Diagnostic
Medical Sonographer RDMS by the American Registry of Diagnostic
Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or Reg Cardiac Sonographer RCS or RVT by
Cardio Credentialing Intl. (CCI) within 6 months of hire.
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