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Title:  Lead Echocardiographer - Full Time Days - University Job

Date:  Nov 23, 2022
Facility:  University (0201)

Summary

The Lead Echocardiographer is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Echocardiographer and day-to-day activities of the Cardiovascular Services Department. Incumbent is also responsible for performing echocardiogram and exercise echocardiogram examinations, including color flow mapping, cardiac doppler imaging, and 2-D m-mode, without the assistance of a cardiologist on patients to provide optimum care and customer service. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

Graduate of an accredited program in diagnostic cardiac or medical sonography or cardiac ultrasound (program of at least 12 months)

 

Minimum of five years of full time clinical experience performing Echocardiography

 

 

Must have at least two registries from the list below:

 

  • Adult Echo (RDCS)
  • Pediatric Echo (RDCS)
  • Fetal Echo (RDCS)
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

 

Effective June 1, 2018: New Hires and Transfers are required to have current AHA “Heartsaver” Certification.

 

PREFERRED:

 Associate's or Bachelors's degree in health, science, natural science, nursing , or relevant field.

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SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

Associates in this job prior to 3/22/08 will qualify with H.S. diploma.

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In lieu of a second registry, you must have an Associate’s degree or higher in health, science, natural science, nursing, or relevant field.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Ability to understand and prepare complex written materials, such as patient records.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgement.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of workflow.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Directs examination assignments and coordinates staff activities to provide optimum patient care.
  • Performs routine, emergency, Doppler, and special (including Contrast Echos and TEE Echos) procedures on patients, without the assistance of a cardiologist or other physician.  Prepares position of patients before examination, taking into account acoustical window, lung interference, patient’s size, rib interspace distance, and the possibility of congenitally abnormal anatomy.  Explains procedure to patient and answers patient’s questions.
  • Participates in quality monitoring and evaluation activities and maintains measures to ensure hospital, JCAHO, ARDMS, and other quality standards are met.
  • Attends and participates, as a member or chairperson, in departmental/hospital committees or group meetings as appointed or assigned.  Participates in quality monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Coordinates effective customer relations skills, promotes a positive work environment, and contributes to the overall team effort.
  • In emergency situations, initiates code procedures, administers first aid or CPR as indicated.
  • Cleans equipment; performs minor repairs; reports the need for any major repairs.
  • Accepts authority and responsibility for clear, concise, accurate, and timely upward communication to keep Director informed.
  • Performs other job functions as assigned or requested.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.


Nearest Major Market: Memphis

Job Segment: Cardiac, Patient Care, Radiology, Ultrasound, Medical Technologist, Healthcare

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