The Cardiac Sonographer I, supports patient care by performing echocardiogram procedures as directed by the physician. Demonstrates proficiency with the use of ultrasound equipment and associated procedures. This position performs routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Demonstrates clinical competency and technical skills as Sonographer
Uses appropriate techniques with ultrasound equipment to supply diagnostic studies based upon physician request
Performs a variety of technical procedures to support physician's diagnosis
Responsible for providing high quality imaging
Appropriately acquire echocardiographic measurements per protocol, create digital preliminary reports for the interpreting physician, and verbally communicate preliminary findings to the interpreting physician
Ability to review a physician order to verify appropriateness for order being performed
Ability to retrieve studies from PACS for review
Follow standardize work practices
Perform appropriate infection control processes
Provide an environment of care that supports patient safety
Addresses patient educational needs as pertains to requested studies
Prepare patients for the study
Supports IAC Standards and Guidelines
Demonstrates knowledge of regulatory requirements
Assures accuracy data for clinical reports, demographics and billing information for physician reports
Support team approach and service focus work with colleagues in a "team approach" to encourage a positive and service-oriented image for the department.
Respond to requests in a timely and professional manner.
Utilize professional language and action at all times.
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