PURPOSE OF POSITION: To perform diagnostic cardiac ultrasound examinations and to assist in analyzing the data for interpretation within the Cardiology department of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents.
·Perform Cardiac Ultrasound Exams: Prepare patients and/or parents psychologically and physically for echocardiogram. Perform the cardiac ultrasound examination as ordered by the physician, including M-MODE, 2D Doppler and Color Flow Mapping. Follow OSHA/JCAHO Health & Safety Training Guidelines.
·Report & Analyze Exam Results Provide a verbal report to the Echocardiography Faculty. Analyze the data and review results with the Echocardiac Laboratory Faculty for final interpretation. Maintain patients' records and echocardiographic laboratory logs in database. Assist with research projects as needed.
·Equipment: Maintain equipment by cleaning scan heads and Electrocardiogram (EKG) lead wires after each patient and following the guidelines of the infection disease committee.
·Teamwork: Share knowledge and provide technical support for one another. Assume on-call responsibilities for the Neonatal Intensive Care Units for University Hospital, the Christ Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and others as directed. Assist with the training of cardiology fellow or visitors.
Skills & Competencies
·Communication - Intermediate Good verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
·Diversity Appreciation Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Knowledge of Field - Intrm Knowledge of regulations, procedures and best practices in field
·Physiology Possess working knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the normal heart and the morphology and pathophysiology of common congenital heart defects
·High School Graduate OR Equivalent
·2 years college coursework in Biology, Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent
·Current registry as an adult or pediatric Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)
·For Adult registered candidates Pediatric Registry required within 18 months of employment
·Minimum one year of Echocardiography experience
·Associate's Degree in Cardiovascular Medical Sonography
·Current registry as a Pediatric Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS)
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