Cardiovascular Sonographer - Echocardiographer
Fort Myers, FL
Department: Lee Health
Categories: Allied Health, Professional
Shift: 11:00 AM-7:30 PM
Performs complete echocardiographic study integrating all imaging modalities necessary to obtain all pertinent patient data for diagnostic purposes. Sonographer will specialize in transthoracic echocardiographic studies according to departmental and IAC protocol (which consist of M-mode, two-dimensional echocardiograms, color flow, pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler). Sonographer will perform imaging enhancement agents, saline bubble, portable, stress echo studies, and assists with transesophageal echocardiographic procedures. Document completely and accurately patient data and echo exam information utilizing current information management system and follows appropriate billing for procedures. Assist in the orientation and training of all levels of trainees and visitors assigned to the Echocardiography Laboratory.
Requirements:Education: High School Graduate. Graduate from a cardiovascular technology program or diagnostic medical ultrasound program. Extensive experience may substitute training. Experience: Two years Echo experience required. Training: Training as defined above Certification: BLS (American Heart Association / Basic Life Support) Required License: Registered with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Echocardiography (RDCS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International in Echocardiography (RCS), required. Other: Basic computer skills including Word, Excel, Power Point, and e-mail required. Must be well organized and able to function independently. Must be patient orientated and show critical thinking skills with appropriate communication. Demonstrate flexibility in learning all equipment. Have an understanding of sterile procedures, isolation precaution techniques, infectious hazardous materials, sharp instruments, defibrillator equipment, and exercise proper precautions to avoid potential exposure to radiation. The position may require varied shifts, and include a weekend rotation. Staff is required to participate in “on-call” rotation as determined per specific department needs including holidays, weekends, and evenings. On-call staff must be at the hospital within 30 minutes from receipt of page.