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Cardiac Sonographer - Iowa Heart Ultrasound PRN (Days)

Company: Mercy Health
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY : Performs a variety of cardiac ultrasound procedures in locations throughout the hospital.? May work with patients in these age groups:? infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric ? ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : General Duties Transports and manipulates patients as necessary to complete echocardiography studies. Moves equipment and furniture as necessary to complete echocardiography studies. Monitors patient status during testing. Starts IV?s and injects ultrasound contrast media. Uses the Hospital and Department information systems to complete patient testing records and billing procedures. Maintains department records. Responsible for maintaining strict confidentiality of patient information. Demonstrates the following customer service/interpersonal skills: Takes personal responsibility for work, actions, and attitudes Respects patients, peers, clients, students, physicians, service representatives, and other hospital staff Demonstrates positive and effective communication skills Cooperates with peers and other hospital staff to build and maintain effective healthcare team. ? On Call Skill Set 1 ? Competency completed during the 6-month probationary period. Adult Echocardiography Skill Set Patient assessment and history pre-test. Post-test documentation and reporting. Competency in 2-D Imaging, M-mode, CW Doppler, and Color Doppler modalities. Competency in Ultrasound equipment operation and troubleshooting. Competency in the use of contrast media. ? On Call Skill Set 2 ? Competency completed during the first year of employment. Transesophageal? Echocardiography Skill Set Competency in TEE with cardioversion. Competency in TEE routine and in the O.R Competency in TEE cleaning procedures. Competency in emergency room procedures. ? Skill Set 3 ? Competency completed within 2 years of employment. Stress Echocardiography Skill Set Patient assessment and history pre-test. Post test documentation. Competency in Cardiac Arrhythmia recognition. Competency in Stress Echo with contrast. Competency in Stress Echo treadmill exercise. Competency in Stress Echo with Dobutamine infusion. Competency in emergency procedures. ? Skill Set 4 ? Competency completed during the first year of employment. Sonography Student Training Skill Set Completing evaluations. Providing effective feedback to student and instructor. Developing learning plans. ? Skill Set 5 ? Competency completed during the first year of employment. Surgical Cardiac Sonography Imaging Skill Set Competency in OR work routines during Open Heart Surgery Competency in Epicardial Imaging ? MARGINAL FUNCTIONS : Assists with the evaluation of equipment and supplies. Performs QA activities as directed. Assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies. Maintains a clean and well-organized work environment. Participates in test scheduling as required. Serves on hospital and departmental committees as approved by supervisor/manager MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED : High school graduate or G.E.D.?? Graduate of an accredited 2-year Cardiac Sonography training program or an equivalent on the job training program. ARDMS registry as a Cardiac Sonographer. Preferred in the first year of employment.? Current BCLS certification. Competency in Skill sets 1, 2, 4 and 5 completed within the required timeframes set within the skill sets. Additional Information Requisition ID: 2018-R0187512 Schedule: Part-time

Keywords: Mercy Health, West Des Moines , Cardiac Sonographer - Iowa Heart Ultrasound PRN (Days), Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa

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