University of Rochester Sonographer Cardiology in Rochester, New York
Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Heart and Vascular at RCPG
8 AM-5 PM
*Position Summary: *
Under the direction of a qualified physician, the cardiac sonographer is responsible for performing echocardiograms and stress echocardiograms in a medical office setting. The position involves interaction with technicians, nurses and physicians. The sonographer is responsible for recording studies, completing worksheets, overseeing final reports and notifying nurses or physicians of abnormal results per protocol.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Performs echocardiograms consisting of two-dimensional ‘2-D’, M-Mode, color flow, pulsed wave and continuous Doppler utilizing digital imaging.
- Explains the procedure to the patient.
- Determines the clinical problem being addressed by referencing the requisition, patient chart and, if necessary, talking with the referring physician
- Selects the appropriate settings for optimal imaging quality.
- Utilizing imaging protocols established by American Society of Echocardiography, performs a complete, high quality exam with 2-D, M-Mode, spectral Doppler and color flow imaging as indicated.
- Uses Definity Cardiovascular Contrast Agent to enhance ECHO pictures as needed.
- Notes images and other data which were sought but were not obtainable for technically limited studies.
- Notifies the reading cardiologist of critical findings that need immediate therapeutic intervention.
- Records all pertinent findings and measurements to formulate a preliminary interpretation for the reading cardiologist.
- Communicates pre-stress and post-stress ECHO findings to the RN during the stress echo.
- Prepares preliminary echo report in Cupid.
- Discusses findings with reading cardiologist as needed.
- Edits digital images and hard copy worksheets for reading cardiologist review
- Attend conferences and symposiums on a national as well as a local level.Obtain necessary continuing professional education credits to keep RDCS or RCS registration current.
- Read journals to keep up-to-date on new developments in diagnostic cardiac ultrasound.
- Assist in the instruction of affiliated students.
- Responsible to keep lab in clean, working order.This includes cleaning transducers per policy, changing linen, cleaning exam tables and wiping down systems, and maintaining log sheets per policy.
- Report all equipment malfunctions to leadership.Put in work orders to clinical engineering as needed.
- Maintain supplies in lab.
- Perform administrative tasks and other duties as assigned.
A 4 year college education, including related laboratory and/or technical training with certification by the registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, or other nationally recognized professional certifying body; or a 4 year college education in an appropriate science and 2 years of closely related laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Cardiac Ultrasound Certification as either RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer) or RCS (Registered Cardiac Sonographer). Must complete certification within six months of hire.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Job Title: Sonographer Cardiology
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Job ID: 210805
Full/Part Time: TAR