Echo/ Vascular Sonographer
Graduate of accredited school related to discipline
BLS through the American Heart Association
1-2 years experience is required
The Echo/Vascular Technician will provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures. The scope of practice of the Echo/Vascular Technician includes cardiac and vascular procedures, acts and processes permitted by law, and as outlined in the departmental policy and procedure.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Follows established hospital policy regarding patient safety measures such as infection prevention, contrast agent administration, safe patient handling and movement, critical lab notification, etc. to insure that patient care is provided in an optimally safe environment. 2.
Provides quality patient care including acquiring and analyzing data obtained using ultrasound and related diagnostic technology to include: Adult Cardiac Sonography, Pediatric Cardiac Sonography, and Vascular Studies. All actions are performed within the guidelines established in hospital policy and procedure. Use independent judgment and systematic problem solving methods to produce high quality diagnostic information and optimize patient care. These actions will support quality outcomes and patient safety. 3.
Performs patient assessments in all aspects of patient care to monitor patient status, improve quality, enhance patient safety, and to provide accurate information to health care team members. Provide summary of findings to the physician to aid in patient diagnosis and management. 4.
Documents accurately and efficiently all patient care activities and required quality monitoring items to support the achievement of compliance with established quality measures.
Communicates to physicians and appropriate team members pertinent patient information in order to improve patient outcomes and quality care. Communicates to patient and family members in a timely manner that enhances the patient experience and promotes learning to support health care outcomes.
Interacts appropriately with team members while maintaining an atmosphere fostering team work and accountability. Demonstrates understanding of the dynamics of health care, adapting to change in a positive and professional manner in an attempt to support the hospital mission, vision, and values. Incorporates critical thinking into his/her clinical practice and attempts to develop skills and abilities through continued education and various educational opportunities.
Graduate of a Cardiac\ Vascular Sonographer program required.
Minimum Work Experience
One year experience in Adult Cardiac or Vascular sonography required.
Certification/LicensesRDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer) and/or RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. BLS through the American Heart Association.
Requires frequent standing for long periods of time, walking, and lifting up to 150lbs. It also involves pushing, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching. Considerable mental concentration for long periods of time.
Constant exposure to infectious disease and other hazardous conditions.