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Natividad is currently seeking to fill a permanent full-time Cardiac Sonographer position. The Cardiac Sonographer, under general supervision, performs non-invasive cardiac sonography examinations, produces images of the heart and major vessels for use by a physician in the diagnosis of disease and study of malfunction of the heart and major vessels; performs EKG’s; and performs related work as required.
Example of Duties:
Select the proper type of image or mode to provide Cardiologist with necessary information through M-mode and two-dimensional images
Adjust equipment controls according to protocol and specific orders
Move transducer by hand and observe sound wave display screen to note ultrasonic pattern produced
Obtain standardized cardiac sonographic images of patient
Recognize gross abnormalities which can be critical and notify Cardiologist immediately
Maintain the equipment and supplies used in cardiac sonography, including recognizing common equipment malfunctions and making minor repairs or adjustments as required
Perform electrocardiograph (EKG) procedures within established guidelines as necessary
Maintain procedural competence in cardiac imaging; may participate in quality improvement efforts
Explain examination process to the patient; prepare and/or instruct patients in self-preparation for examination and throughout the procedure
Perform bedside examinations when required
Assist Cardiologist with ultrasonic guided procedures
Perform first aid as necessary
Assume and maintain responsibility for accurate data collection and records for quality assurance procedures and as directed
Perform related duties as assigned
Education - Possession and maintenance of a valid certificate as a Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) issued by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers; OR a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) issued by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
Experience - Two years of training and/or experience that has resulted in demonstrated competence in cardiac sonographic examinations, including procedures.
The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of ultrasound physics and examination techniques; operation and care of cardiac sonography equipment; cross-sectional anatomy of the heart; principles, methods and techniques and equipment associated with cardiac sonography; and procedures and use of monitoring equipment and aseptic techniques.