Company: CHI Health Creighton University - Bergan Mercy
Posted on: November 22, 2021
OverviewPerforms high quality diagnostic cardiac and/or vascular
imaging procedures. Maintains accurate documentation of results and
reports to physicians as directed.Responsibilities1. Performs
various diagnostic cardiology and/or peripheral vascular exams
including but not limited to: a. Vascular Imaging i. Carotid duplex
ii. Peripheral arterial duplex iii. Ankle/brachial indices iv.
Segmental pressures v. Peripheral venous duplex vi. Cerebrovascular
duplex b. Cardiac Imaging i. Echocardiography ii. Exercise stress
echo iii. Chemical stress echo iv. Transesophageal echo c.
Noninvasive Cardiac Testing i. Electrocardiograms (ECG) ii.
Holter/Event monitor applications iii. Non-imaging stress testing2.
Corroborates clinical history and assesses patient for
appropriateness of ordered procedure.3. Provides patient education,
applies patient relations skills and maintain confidentiality of
patients and customers in a safe and professional manner.4. Assumes
responsibility for assigned area, reporting equipment malfunctions
and procedure difficulties.5. Is responsible for completing
quarterly mandatory education requirements.6. Assumes
responsibility for personal and professional development through
participation in department meetings, in-service programs, and
continuing education programs.7. Performs value-added activities
that result in positive customer satisfaction and/or financial
performance.8. Participates in Quality Improvement and
Accreditation activities as assigned.9. Participates in all safety,
security, and infection control programs that are mandatory as well
as those required and provided by the department.10. When scheduled
on-call, must be able to respond within 30 minutes of
notification.11. May require light travel or floating to other CHI
Health facilities and/or outreach sites as needed to provide
staffing support. This applies to all locations.12. All team
members are responsible for maintaining a positive work environment
and participating in departmental problem-solving.13. Other duties
as assigned by department leader.QualificationsEducation:
- Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program
or equivalent clinical job training.Licenses & Certifications:
- Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Registered
Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) and Registered Vascular Technologist
(RVT) or Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) by the American
Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
- Graduates from a dual cardiac and vascular ultrasound program
are eligible for hire and must obtain both their adult echo and
vascular registries within 12 months of hire date.
- AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.Knowledge, Skills &
- Must be familiar with standard cardiac and/or peripheral
vascular ultrasound views, equipment, and controls.
- Knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.
- Knowledge of basic maintenance and upkeep of equipment.
- Ability to effectively communicate with team members,
physicians, patients, hospital staff, and departmental supervisor
in a courteous and professional manner.
- Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and
- Demonstrates personal traits of motivation, quality, teamwork,
professionalism, and integrity. Ability to communicate clearly when
explaining purpose of procedure and assuring patient understanding
- Ability to load ultrasound and other diagnostic gear and
operate vehicle large enough to accommodate
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