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Registered Cardiac Sonographer

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe Cardiac Sonographer performs diagnostic, non-invasive and invasive cardiac exams on patients using ultrasound testing equipment to evaluate the heart. Testing modalities include Transthoracic Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, and Cardiac Stress testing. On-Call is required.Essential Job FunctionsPerforms high quality diagnostic echocardiography examinations using ultrasound testing equipment to evaluate the heart during Transthoracic Echocardiography, Transesophageal Echocardiography, and Cardiac Stress testing examinations and adheres to exam protocols except when deviation is clinically necessary.Prepares patients for procedures, including explaining the procedure and providing instructions in order to obtain the desired results, gain cooperation, and minimize patient anxiety.Administers imaging enhancement agents in accordance with department policies.Contacts referring physician (or other appropriate medical personnel) for clarification prior to performing an exam if there is a suspicion that the exam order is incorrect.Utilizes the hospital electronic medical record to review patient information, enter preliminary reporting, and document any critical findings in accordance with department policy.Completes assigned tasks in a time frame appropriate for the situation.Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Mission and Values of Bon Secours Mercy Health and adheres to the standards and policies set forth by the corporate responsibility program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reporting to Manager (or Corporate Responsibility line) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts of practice.Adheres to all standards and policies regarding safety initiatives, infection control policies, and protecting patient confidentiality.Demonstrates ability to perform non-invasive and invasive cardiac exams at the level of proficiency.Demonstrate knowledge of cardiac anatomy, exam procedures, interpretation criteria, and correlation of cardiac exam results with other hospital procedures.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationCredentialed in echocardiography by one of the following organizations required at date of hire: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).BLS Basic Life Support American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care) (required)EducationAssociates degree in a applied health science field with a concentration in cardiovascular technology, ultrasonography or other related study (preferred)Work ExperienceMinimum of one year of experience as a Cardiac Sonographer (preferred)TrainingEPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)Picture archiving communication system (PACS) (preferred)LanguageNonePatient PopulationNeonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months)Pediatrics (1-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Not applicable to this positionWorking ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*Other: Prolonged periods of standing & prolonged arm positioning in a raised or extended position necessary for ultrasound imaging procedures. Possible exposure to radioactive materials* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical Requirements*Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33%*Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 1-33%*Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 67-100%*Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 67-100%*Stoop/Kneel 1-33%Crawling 0%Climbing 0%*Balance 67-100%*Bending 1-33%*Sitting 67-100%*Walking 1-33%*Standing 34-66%Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.comby Jobble

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