Cardiovascular Ultrasonographer - AGH - Full Time

  • Lafayette General Health
  • Crowley, TX 76036, USA
  • May 14, 2021
Medical Imaging

Job Description

CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASONOGRAPHER - AGH - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6057) Location: AGH Employment Status: FT  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