Covenant Health

Job Title
Cardiac Sonographer I
ID
3512530
Facility
Morristown-Hamblen Health System
Department Name
CARDIOPULMONARY SVS

Overview

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Cardiac Sonography  I / Cardiopulmonary Services

PRN/OCC, Variable Hours and Shifts per pay period

 

Morristown Hamblen Overview:

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System has 167 licensed beds and 23 emergency suites. The hospital offers outstanding ancillary services including Laboratory, Radiology and Therapy services. At our Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, women can have their annual mammograms, biopsies, and can meet with a nurse navigator if needed. The Women’s Center offers six newly remodeled labor and delivery suites and has a secure nursery for the care of our newborns. It serves an eight-county region in the Lakeway Area and is equipped with modern technologies and expert staff to provide the best possible patient care. Learn more about our amazing facility at https://www.morristownhamblen.com/

 

 

Position Summary:

The candidate will work in a Covenant Health System Cardiac Diagnostics Department utilizing state of the art technology to assist our cardiologists in diagnosing congenital, structural, and disease-process cardiac issues. The candidate will perform procedures to IAC standards and guidelines, to include transthoracic, transesophageal, and stress echocardiograms.

Responsibilities

  • Understands cross-sectional human anatomy, physiology, pathology and medical terminology to obtain optimal studies.
  • Precepts and trains new employees and students in the technical aspects of echocardiography.
  • Assists with ICAL credentialing (where applicable) and/or lead performance improvement projects for department as deemed necessary.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of advanced medical terminology.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and experience in all facets of performing optimal studies to include pertinent clinical history, related diagnostic procedures, ultrasound physics, normal anatomy, and pathological variants. Also demonstrates competent performance of critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to age-specific patient needs.
  • Assists in the maintenance of equipment, supplies and imaging areas.
  • Able to perform at advanced level in ultrasound testing on patients by utilizing 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, M-mode, spectral Doppler, color flow Doppler, speckle tracking, and other post-processing functionality, along with exercise and stress echo exams.
  • Performs as primary liaison between patients, physicians, and other members of the support team. Provides patients and families with procedure explanation and/or written documentation of procedure.
  • Demonstrates competency in production, use, recognition and analysis of images and patterns used for patient diagnosis and treatment. Able to complete preliminary reports including a range of measurements and motion to assist the physician with test results.
  • Able to develop and maintain good working relationships both inter- and intra-departmentally; to foster good customer relations, to maintain open lines of communication with colleagues, providers, and patients, and to observe the Covenant Health Mission and Values.
  • Participates in continuing education for optimal patient care, public education and enhanced knowledge and technical competence.
  • Able to perform and train on correct drug, procedure and supply charging, stock maintenance and vendor ordering procedure.
  • Efficiently coordinates daily work distribution and patient flow for both self and other staff based on experience.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:    None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience:  None specified. Preference may be given to individuals with experience as a Cardiac Sonographer in a hospital setting.

 

Licensure Requirement:   Must have and maintain a CCI, ARRT, or ARDMS Registry. American Heart Association BLS prior to hire.

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