Cardiovascular Ultrasonographer - SMH - PRN

  • Lafayette General Health
  • Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, USA
  • Apr 14, 2021
Medical Imaging

Job Description

CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASONOGRAPHER - SMH - PRN (JOB ID: 154) Location: SMH Employment Status: PRN   SUMMARY: The Cardiovascular Ultrasonographer performs diagnostic examinations for subsequent evaluation and treatment by attending physicians ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Performs various diagnostic testing.  Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis  Selects and operates equipment as directed  Performs diagnostic testing in the Non-Invasive Lab, patients rooms (portable), and surgery  Lifts, moves, and transports patients via wheelchair or stretcher  Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients  Able to notify ordering physician with preliminary report on diagnostic testing as per physician request  Secures and returns supplies – film, linen, patient folders, etc.  Maintains adequate supplies for proper lab operation  Obtains a complete clinical history  Collects and records data obtained onto digital recording system  Insures test reporting is accessible in hospital computer system and to requesting physician  Schedules appointments and daily add-on tests  Adheres to the policies and procedures of the hospital and Cardiology Department  Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients  Must be able to assess the patient’s status, communicate effectively, and provide care for each age group  Participates in after hour on-call rotation duties specific to department needs EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:  Graduated from an accredited school of Cardiovascular Sonography; echo and/or vascular registry eligible; credentials must be acquired within two (2) years (OR)  Credentialed as an echo and/or vascular sonographer with at least four hundred (400) actual scanning hours  Certified in CPR within 30 days of employment and recertified prior to expiration. EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  Computer  Various PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:  Medium level work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of  21 - 50 pounds on occasion and / or a maximum lift of 11 -25 pounds on a frequent basis  Standing most of the time  Pushing mobile equipment to area of use  Reaching for supportive devices and machine controls  Talking and hearing to give instructions to patients  Near visual acuity and depth perception to examine exposed film for pertinent detail  Works inside - Electrical and radiant energy hazards. Wears protective gloves and apron during certain procedures  Lifting of patients on and off table Formal application; verification of education, and experience