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Cardiac Sonographer - Duke Hospital Clinic
Location: Candidate will be rotating to different clinics
General Description Perform daily clinical operations of Echocardiography including performing Echocardiograms, entering preliminary interpretation, covering all sites and shifts including call coverage. We are seeking a Cardiac Sonographer to provide patient and provider support by using ultrasound imaging technologies to aid in diagnosing and treating cardiac conditions.
We Invite you to Apply If:
You are compassionate, patient, and have top notch interpersonal skills needed to effectively explain procedures and walk patients through diagnostic imaging processes.
You are detail oriented, conscientious and take pride in ensuring accuracy in your work.
You are collaborative and excited to be part of a care team.
Have interest in opportunity for growth through a clinical ladder.
Demonstrates proficiency by performing routine and urgent echocardiograms, including but not limited to 2-dimensional, 3- dimensional, Doppler, and Stress Echocardiogram, as requested by physician and in accordance with standard practices.
Ability to thoroughly, and efficiently, evaluate pathology following current guidelines (American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), American College of Cardiology (ACC), etc.).
Assist in the reaccreditation process and quality improvement program for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography (IAC-Echo).
Analyze patient's medical record to obtain history of symptoms and necessary information for performance of diagnostic procedures.
Communicates technical and patient care related information according to established processes and timelines
Respond to patient questions about procedures and equipment prior to starting the imaging process.
Operate equipment necessary to perform all required procedures and to obtain optimal diagnostic recording; utilize ancillary devices such as selected transducers, digital networking system, off-line analysis systems as indicated.
Attends required staff meetings and ensures ensuring continuing education requirements met to support professional growth and certification.
Graduate of an accredited formal Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Cardiovascular Technology Program is required (may substitute with ARDMS certification on or before December 31, 2000).
None required beyond above education/certification requirements. Level I - Must obtain ARDMS or CCI certifications Echocardiography as required by each entity within 18 months of employment. Level II - Minimum of two years' experience as a Sonographer. Level III - A minimum of four years' experience (within specialty modality) in which they are seeking promotion.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
ARDMS/CCI Certification in Echocardiography.
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