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Cardiac Sonographer - Iowa Heart Ultrasound PRN (Days)

Company: Mercy Health
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 10, 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-R
                  • 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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