Cardiovascular Sonographer ECHO Full-Time
CHRISTUS St. Vincent
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The Cardiovascular Sonographer will perform diagnostic cardiovascular ultrasound studies and provides written technical impressions to assist cardiologists with interpretations.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Two year allied health education program that is patient care related or Certification from a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Program.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Basic Life Support (BLS) issued by the American Heart Association. Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) Certification; or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) Certification required, or Registered Vascular Tech (RVT) or Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS). Dual registry in cardiac and vascular highly preferred.
SKILLS: Must possess strong organizational, time management, detail and communication skills; the ability to prioritize projects and work in a fast paced, frequently crisis driven environment. Basic computer skills required, including Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, and typing. Must be able to provide complicated information in a clear and concise manner to those not familiar with the information being provided. Bilingual in Spanish or local Native languages a plus. Ability to work collaboratively with others from a variety of disciplines. Data collection, problem solving, and decision making skills required.
EXPERIENCE: Two years experience performing 2D, stress, and dobutamine stress echocardiograms preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Office Manager
-Bloodborne pathogen: - C
May be exposed to physical injury, infectious diseases and airborne and blood borne pathogens. Requires knowledge of safety standards to limit exposure to infectious diseases.
On a regular basis: Sitting, fingering or manual dexterity as in the use of computer; filing and sorting documents; repetitive finger motion as in typing or computer use; converse with public using the spoken and written word, to hear and see those for which there is interaction; work with documents formatted using small print and complicated grids.
On a frequent basis: Distance and peripheral vision.
On an occasional basis: Ability to walk and stand; lift or exert force up to 10 pounds, reach or stretch; crouch and stoop; depth perception, and exposure to loud noise levels.