Covenant Health

Job Title
Cardiac Sonographer I
ID
3534466
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.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic medical terminology.
  • Demonstrates knowledge 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 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 correct drug, procedure and supply charging, stock maintenance and vendor ordering procedure.
  • Efficiently coordinates daily work distribution and patient flow.
  • 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.
  • Perform 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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