Beth Israel Lahey Health Cardiac Sonographer in Beverly, Massachusetts
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Under the direction of the Lead Cardiac Sonographer and Clinical Manager, the Cardiac Sonographer ensures that testing procedures are performed according to clinic and department policy and standards. Performs noninvasive examinations involving the application of high-frequency ultrasonic waves. Under the direction of the Lead Cardiac Sonographer and Clinical Manager, the Cardiac Sonographer ensures that testing procedures are performed according to clinic and department policy and standards. Performs noninvasive examinations involving the application of high-frequency ultrasonic waves.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Performs all testing procedures in echocardiography, which include diagnostic m-mode, two-dimensional, spectral Doppler and color Doppler.
Performs diagnostic exercise/pharmacological stress echocardiograms. In doing so, produces accurate clinical information for used by the cardiologist for the diagnosis of cardiac medical disorders.
Responsible for responding to cardiac arrests.
Troubleshoots technical methods of echocardiography.
Ensures a safe testing environment in all daily operations.
Demonstrates ability to retrieve and send data utilizing the clinical and financial information systems.
Understands physician orders and appropriate documentation.
Ensures adequate documentation in the medical record and test report according to department policy and procedures.
Communicates, orally and in writing, effectively promoting teamwork and team problem solving efforts.
Adapts to and works effectively in a variety of situations and settings, for example, special precautions for disabled and dialysis patients.
Provides appropriate explanation of prep for testing procedures.
Complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, the policies and procedures of Northeast Hospital Corporation and the standards of any relevant accrediting organizations; participates actively in and abides by the requirements and adheres to the standards of NHC's compliance program.
Incorporates NHC's Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
Participates in and successfully completes mandatory education, and maintains own educational records in support of credentialing requirements.
Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
Minimum of one year of experience preferred. New grads will be considered!
Requires Associate degree, graduate of an accredited echocardiography program or relevant clinical experience resulting in registry eligibility.
Requires ARDMS, RDCS or CCI/RCS accreditation or accreditation eligible and current basic life support (BLS) certification. (A 1 year grace period may be provided to candidates who have completed an accredited echocardiography program and can provide documentation they took but may not have passed the boards).
Strong organizational skills and both written and verbal communication skills.
In depth knowledge of cardiac anatomy, and the ability to apply that knowledge to gather relevant information for diagnostic evaluation.
In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.
As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.
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