Covenant Health

Job Title
Cardiac Sonographer II
ID
3994238
Facility
Cumberland Medical Center
Department Name
ULTRASOUND

Overview

CUMBERLAND MEDICAL CENTER

Cardiac Sonographer, Ultrasound

$25,000 Sign-on Bonus for experienced candidate

Full time, 80 hours per pay period, Day shift

 

Covenant Health is the region's top performing healthcare network. Each of our more than 10,000 employees, physicians, and volunteers are unified by one covenant: to put our patients first every day, to strive for excellence in everything we do, and to make Covenant Health the first and best choice in our region.

 

Cumberland Medical Center is a 189-bed hospital in Crossville, Tennessee, with more than 650 employees and 175 active physicians. It offers a full range of specialty services, including cardiology, gastroenterology, surgery, orthopedics, maternity services, cancer care, and advanced wound care.

    • Emergency Department: 24 emergency beds       
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 12 ICU beds
    • Labor & Delivery: 12 LDRP suites
    • Med/Surg: 37 beds
    • Surgery: 9 operating room surgery suites
    • Telemetry: 37 beds  

Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Cumberland Medical Center is an acute care hospital offering all private patient rooms as well as specialized services not usually found in the rural medical system.

 

For seriously ill patients, advanced medical and surgical care is provided at CMC including telemetry monitored beds and an intensive care unit. Additionally, Cumberland Medical Center offers an outpatient imaging center, same day surgery unit, cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs, a sleep disorder center, breast center, cancer center, and hyperbaric medicine and wound center.

 

"Cumberland Medical Center offers a unique, family-oriented healthcare setting in a rural environment. We strive to deliver exceptional care to our patients, their loved ones, and each other. We look forward to welcoming team-focused people to grow their careers with us!" - Chief Nursing Officer, Cumberland Medical Center 

 

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.

 

Recruiter: Kimberlin Woods || kwoods8@covhlth.com || 865-374-5403

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:

Two 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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