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Cardiac Sonographer

Company: Altru Health System
Location: Fargo
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Pay Range: $33.80 $50.69Summary:The Cardiac Sonographer produces images of heart muscle and functioning by setting-up ultrasound equipment, operating and adjusting equipment, recording cardiac data and measurements, and protecting and helping patients. This position assists with trans esophageal cardiograms, dobutamine stress test and other procedures as needed. The technologist identifies pertinent clinical information and communicates this to the physician.Essential Job Functions:* Identifies cardiac anatomy according to age of patient, as well as, cardiac anomalies, heart disease and pertinent clinical information and communicates this to the cardiologist.* Assists the cardiologist with patient exams and identifies any changes of patient clinical circumstances which may alter the exam protocol and performance.* Performs computer analysis and demonstrates competency in making quantitative calculations of echo data. Reviews echocardiograms for quality and completeness and cardiologist's preference.* Collects and reviews all required clinical information prior to performing exams and communicates information to the physician and co-workers, i.E., patient history, pertinent symptoms, etc. Assures that a written physician order is received prior to an exam performance and reviews charts to ensure that proper exams are performed.* Provides education appropriate to patient procedure and within scope of responsibility.* Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.Certifications* Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) - American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) - Within 18 Months of Start Date - HR Primary Sources* Sonographer - Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board Of Exam-ND - Prior to Start Date - HR Primary Sources* Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association (AHA) - Within 90 Days of Start Date - Learning Management SystemEducation:* Required: Associates Cardiac Sonographer OR Associates Related FieldWork Experience:* Preferred: A minimum of 1 year Related ExperienceInfection and Safety Requirements :* Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.* Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.* Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:* All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.* Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.* The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.* The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.Physical Demands :* Sit: Frequently (34-66%)* Stand: Frequently (34-66%)* Walk: Frequently (34-66%)* Stoop/Bend: Frequently (34-66%)* Reach: Frequently (34-66%)* Crawl: Not Applicable* Squat/Crouch/Kneel: Occasionally (5-33%)* Twist: Frequently (34-66%)* Handle/Finger/Feel: Continuously (67-100%)* See: Continuously (67-100%)* Hear: Continuously (67-100%)Weight Demands:* Lift Floor to Waist Level: Medium (20-40 pounds)* Carry: Medium (20-40 pounds)* Push/Pull: Medium (20-40 pounds)* Slide/Transfer: Medium (20-40 pounds)Working Conditions:* Indoor: Continuously (67-100%)* Outdoor: Not Applicable* Extreme Temperature: Not ApplicableDriving Requirement Definitions:* Professional Drivers: Persons who drive as their main responsibility OR transport passengers or hazardous materials.* Frequent Drivers: Persons whose main responsibility is not driving, but drive daily or almost daily.* Occasional Drivers: Persons who drive from once per month to as frequently as once per week.* Infrequent Drivers: Persons who are generally not expected to drive.Driving Requirement for this position: Infrequent DriverReference ID: R814Job Type: Full-timeSalary: $33.80 $50.69 per hourWork Location: One location

Keywords: Altru Health System, Fargo , Cardiac Sonographer, Healthcare , Fargo, North Dakota

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