Berkshire Health Systems Cardiac Sonographer in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cardiac Sonographer - Full Time - Day Shift About Us: With its scenic natural beauty, the Berkshires serves as a source of inspiration for many and fosters a unique and vibrant community. Generations of families have come to the Berkshires for a weekend, a week, or a lifetime. Some seek rest and renewal while others seek quality of life and meaning. As the largest employer in Berkshire County, Berkshire Health Systems plays a vital role in the lives of both visitors and residents alike. At Berkshire Health Systems, we know that overall wellness is the result of healthy families, healthy environments, and healthy communities, not just excellent medical care. Therefore, we support our patients beyond the hospital, clinic, or medical office. We recognize that each of our patients has unique needs and challenges. We strive to make each experience with BHS one that is welcoming, personalized, and convenient for the patient. We make connections and promote community services that give patients the tools to live healthier lives. Responsibilities and Requirements Primary Function -Performs echocardiography exams, including sub-specialty exams such as stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography -Employs two-dimensional and color Spectral Doppler and M-mode imaging techniques, the sonographer images patients as requested by ordering physician -Works independently, consulting with the ordering or interpreting physician as needed, especially when unusual or unexpected findings are encountered -Must have the ability to synthesize varying amounts of data related to the patient?s medical history -Responsible for the patient?s welfare for the entire time the patient is in the outpatient facility, or for the length of time the inpatient is in the testing area -Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to the age of the patient. Position Qualifications Experience -2-3 years full-time experience in a dedicated echocardiography laboratory preferred Education and Training -Associate?s Degree or equivalent, or graduate of an accredited cardiac ultrasound program License, Certification & Registration -RDCS/RCS Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer from ARMDS or Registered -Cardiac Sonographer from CCI is required -Additional certification as an RVT through the ARDMS, RVS through the CCI, or eligibility to sit for either registry exam is preferred -CPR Other Requirements -Must be proficient in/or willing to cross train for vascular examinations -Ability to function independently and proficiently -Must be able to move and lift patients, equipment, and supplies on a regular basis -Ability to function in a high stress, work in intensive environment -Must be able to operate HIS and CIS computers -Must have working knowledge of clinical emergency equipment such as oxygen tanks and suction apparatus Benefits Berkshire Health Systems offers one of the most comprehensive Benefit Plans you can find! This includes but is not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b Pension Plan and much more Berkshire Health Systems supports diversity in our workforce.