CARDIAC SONOGRAPHER

Overview
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Perform high quality diagnostic cardiovascular ultrasound exams in a timely manner. Sonographers are accountable for quality imaging, report creation, capturing patient demographics, taking patient histories and billing for their services.

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Responsibilities

  • 1. Performs cardiac image acquisition using ultrasonography.
  • 2. Completes the technologist's impression/report exam in the PACS system or CRG and communicates the impression to diagnosing physician to facilitate a diagnosis.
  • 3. Compiles patient folders/schedules for BPH to facilitate BPH billing and record keeping.
  • 4. Bills patient exams in Caretracker to facilitate NEMG/CS billing and record keeping.
  • 5. Maintains equipment and work environment to ensure safe and clean patient care environment.
  • 6. Communicates with management and other staff to facilitate efficient work activities.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


A high school diploma is required and ARDMS registered (RDCS) or registry eligible.


EXPERIENCE


3 to 5 years relevant experience


LICENSURE


RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer) RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist) Accredited by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) Continuing education requirements: 15 CME credits every three years for ICAEL/IAC of Echocardiography, or an average of 5 CMEs per year.


SPECIAL SKILLS


Ability to work independently. Knowledge of Microsoft programs and general familiarity with computer operations. Knowledge of ultrasound reporting/PACs systems and ultrasound units. Ability to master various applications including SRS, Caretracker, and CRG. Excellent time management skills.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


Requires extended periods of sitting, walking and standing. Moderate unassisted lifting to 30 lbs. Moves equipment, ultrasound machine echo bed to accommodated demand for different types of ultrasound tests. Assumes awkward body positioning at times.



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