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Cardiovascular Sonographer II

Job ID: 28138
Location: Siler City, NC
Facility/Division: Chatham Hospital
Status: Per Diem
Shift: Night Job

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Job Description

Description

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Summary:
Consults with, monitors, and performs tests on patients undergoing cardiovascular procedures.

Cardiovascular Sonographer

Job Responsibilities

 1. Demonstrates competence in delivering pre-procedure and post-procedure patient care including, but not limited to patient assessment pre- and post-procedure care and, emergency cardiac care (CPR is required). Additionally, assistance with post-procedure transport may be required. 

2. Ensures equipment is calibrated and properly maintained on a daily basis. Performs and records all equipment maintenance and quality assurance monitoring. Troubleshoots and identifies any equipment problems and reports to appropriate supervisor or biomedical engineering. 

3. Generates ultrasound images of the heart and/or vascular related structures. Performs advanced cardiac ultrasound studies in care of patients with complex conditions and regularly performs multiple study types with varied anatomical areas. 

4. Performs vascular studies and real time readings/reports in the operating room for invasive and non-invasive vascular procedures. 

5. Performs studies for inpatient neonatal/NICU and pediatric patients. 6. May perform staff training and education. Serves as a subject matter expert and resource to Cardiovascular Sonographers.

 7. Monitors and records patient information and maintains report storage and data systems. Compiles and enters data necessary for charge entry and prepares reports. Also responsible for retrieval of stored information and reports from the automated storage system. 

8. Prepares procedure room and equipment for daily use and is responsible for timely and efficient room preparation between procedures. 

9. Independently responds to on-call needs for emergent procedures.

 Education Requirements:

Associate’s degree in Sonography, Radiology or a related field within 3 months of hire, OR Completion of a twelve (12) month ultrasound program within 3 months of hire. Licensure/Certification Requirements Registered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI),or registry eligible and become registered within one (1) year from date of hire. Must maintain registry status and continuing education requirements annually. Professional Experience Requirements One year minimum experience in acute hospital setting. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements Specific competencies required by entity.



Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Associate's degree (A. A.) or graduation from a cardiovascular related program required.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● RCIS, RRT, or RDCS required. ACLS. ARRT , RESP CARE preferred.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● At least one year experience in invasive procedures or 2 years relevant healthcare experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Chatham Hospital

Organization Unit: Cardiopulmonary 

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 6.00

Work Schedule: Night Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Siler City

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No



This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.
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