Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date.
Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technologist or Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program.
Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
At least two years of experience is strongly preferred.
Performs echocardiography procedures on patients. Selects and uses transducers according to anatomy; differentiates normal and abnormal structures; assures that sufficient information has been acquired to provide diagnosis. Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results. Enters, transmits and reports scan results.
Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
When ordered, prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice. Monitors patient condition and reports changes in status. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters.
Cardiovascular Sonographer Minimum Requirements:
Registered Sonographer Registered Cardiovascular Sonographer Basic Life Support BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date.
Minimum Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program.
Minimum Experience: 2 years of related experience.
Positions patient and performs cardiovascular ultrasound procedure(s) per protocol. Selects appropriate transducers and optimizes images. Identifies pathology and customizes exam for appropriate interrogation.
Analyzes results for image quality and inclusion of anatomical and hemodynamic information. Creates a preliminary report based on acquired measurements and knowledge of physiologic function.
Verifies order appropriateness. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation. Sets expectations for patient receipt of exam results.
Assists physician during invasive ultrasound procedures. Formulates and ensures consistent evidence-based exam protocols. Prepares and maintains equipment and supplies. Follows appropriate safety standards and infection control guidelines.
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