Covenant Health

Job Title
Cardiac Sonographer III
ID
3511735
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
CARDIAC DIAGNOSTICS

Overview

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Cardiac Sonographer - Cardiac Diagnostics

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

 

Cardiac Diagnostics:

The Cardiac Diagnostics Department is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of highly trained staff (RNs and cardiac sonographers) and physicians that provides comprehensive quality of care for individuals requiring noninvasive cardiac procedures including:

  • Stress testing
  • Echocardiograms
  • Transesophageal echocardiograms
  • Tilt table studies
  • Cardioversions
  • Holter monitoring
  • Electrocardiograms

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.

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:         Five years’ experience as a Cardiac Sonographer. Preference may be given to individuals with experience 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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