The Cardiac Sonographer I reports to the Cardiac Sonographer Supervisor. Under general supervision, the Cardiac Sonographer I performs high quality echocardiograms for interpretation and diagnosis by a Cardiologist in a professional manner that is consistent with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. This role applies knowledge of clinical cardiology, acoustic imaging technology, and problem-solving skills to optimize the echocardiographic evaluation, tailoring and expanding the exam to ensure comprehensiveness and diagnostic accuracy and requires independent and efficient performance of Echo exams. This role organizes and prioritizes patient exams, and contributes to unit teamwork. This role assists in the orientation and training of residents, students, and visitors assigned to the Echocardiography Laboratory.
Graduation from a Cardiovascular / Ultrasound program or equivalent experience, and registry eligible for certification by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) certification by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) preferred. Associate of Arts/Science or Bachelor’s degree / graduation from a Cardiovascular / Ultrasound program or equivalent experience is preferred. New graduates of a cardiac ultrasound program must obtain appropriate credential within one year from the date of graduation per IAC standards. Registry-eligible Cardiac Sonographer I is listed as provisional technical staff and required to work under appropriate supervision of a credentialed sonographer. One year of training/experience in performing cardiac ultrasound procedures including 2D, M-Mode and Doppler preferred. Strong knowledge of cardiac anatomy, physiology and hemodynamics desired.
Internal Number: A505104
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