At Maine Medical Center, we aim to provide our patients with the safest, highest-quality care possible. This commitment extends to our health care clinicians, through a dedication to creating an exceptional work environment which attracts and retains only the most talented medical and support staff. As a local and national leader in quality, we challenge ourselves every day to find a better way, keep patients safe, and improve each outcome.
This approach is supported by our MMC Values in Action: Patient-Centered, Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Ownership, and Innovation. These are not just words to us. Quality is driven by each of the values, and through a transparent reporting of our data, MMC supports further the mission to make our communities the healthiest in America. In a changing health care environment, identifying areas of improvement is more important than ever.
Responsible for using diagnostic medical equipment to assist with the diagnosis of various cardiac conditions, while maintaining the highest standards of patient care and proficiency with appropriate clinical protocols.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
- Education: Graduate of an approved school of sonography or equivalent combination of training and experience to be eligible for registration as a Cardiac Sonographer through ARDMS or CCI.
- License/Certifications: Registered as a Cardiac Sonographer through the American Registry of Diagnostic and Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Current BLS required or must be obtained within 3 months from start of employment.
- Experience: See "Education"
- Meets all requirements of a Cardiac Sonographer II. Completion of Level I usually achieved within 12 months of hire.
- Knowledge of healthcare field and medical office protocols/procedures.
- Knowledge of crash cart emergency procedures and contents and proper response to emergency situations.
- Knowledge of safety, infection control and quality assurance protocols.
- Ability to support the technical director of the echo lab per ICAEL guidelines.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients, physicians, supervisors and other staff.
- Ability to project a pleasant and professional image even under stressful situations.
- Ability to demonstrate compassion and caring in dealing with others, including ability to allay apprehension of patients and elicit their cooperation.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Proficient computer skills.