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Cardiac Sonographer - Non-Invasive Cardiology

Company: Tufts Medical Center
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionIt takes a lot of very smart, hard-working and talented people to provide the level of care that we give to our patients. Tufts Medical Center is an internationally respected academic medical center and we pride ourselves not only on the sophistication of the care we deliver, but the compassionate way in which we provide it. And that starts with our employees.Job DescriptionUnder minimal supervision, this position performs and interprets a variety of diagnostic cardiac ultrasound procedures including m-mode, 2-D real time imaging and Doppler techniques (pulsed, CW, and color).PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Performs cardiac ultrasound examinations; using m-mode, 2-D, 3-D,and Doppler techniques. Gives preliminary interpretation of study results to cardiologist.Performs echocardiograms, and echos in the echocardiography laboratory, cardiac catheterization laboratory, intensive care unit, or ward units.Assists physicians in obtaining transesophageal, intraoperative, and three-dimensional studies.Performs stress echos on the population.Assists physicians in obtaining and recording data for research projects.Prepares patient, explains procedures to patient (and family) and obtains clinical information from patient's cardiology chart prior to exam.Obtains permanent video or digital recordings and tracings from the ultrasound unit.Makes appropriate measurements and calculations from information obtained during exam.Acquisition and exporting of three-dimensional echocardiographic data, and off-line computer analysis of the data set for more detailed assessment of cardiac anatomy and quantification of cardiac function.Ensures that all tests are officially read by the cardiologist; contributes technical and professional knowledge to final diagnostic impressions on reports, participates actively in echo reading sessions.Proofreads the final official echo report before it is sent to medical records.Participates in quality control and quality assurance on all ultrasonic equipment and instrumentation by recording and maintaining documentation for review. Maintains order and cleanliness of all equipment and work areas to ensure that all maintenance and infectious disease control guidelines are met.Schedules echo only patients for their exams.Assists supervisor in the technical training of new sonographers and/or interns.Develops and maintains a teaching file system.Assists in maintaining and ordering supplies as designated by supervisor.Performs other duties as related to their position and Echo Lab Operations that might be assigned by supervisor.QualificationsJOB KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Knowledge of intracardiac anatomy and physiology and understanding of congenital heart disease, as well as skills necessary to perform the responsibilities listed under Principal Duties and Essential Functions.EDUCATION:Knowledge and ability generally acquired through Bachelors degree, or an equivalent level of knowledge and training that meets eligibility requirements of the American Registry of Diagnostic Sonography.American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) certification in cardiac ultrasound is required within 1 year of hire.EXPERIENCE:Six months to a year of clinical experience in cardiac sonography.An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above, may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Potential exposure to body fluids with risk of infection.Work requires regular walking, standing, pushing of equipment, lifting, and positioning of patients, and repetitive motion associated with scanning.Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT:Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Tufts Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity.COVID-19 POLICY:Please note that effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment at Tufts Medical Center, all employees and new hires must have received their complete dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, unless they have been granted an exemption.

Keywords: Tufts Medical Center, New Bedford , Cardiac Sonographer - Non-Invasive Cardiology, Healthcare , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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