Cardiac Sonographer – Western Carolina Cardiology

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September 10, 2021
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Clyde, North Carolina
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Cardiac Sonographer - Western Carolina Cardiology in Clyde, NC at Haywood Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 9/10/2021

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Haywood Regional Medical Center is comprised of a 169-bed hospital; a 54,000-square foot health & fitness center with a wide array of amenities including saunas, steam rooms, personal training and massage therapy; a three-story 44,000-square foot outpatient care center with a laboratory, imaging center including women’s imaging, an outpatient surgery center; two urgent care centers open seven days a week. For more information on Haywood Regional Medical Center please visit: http://www.lifepointhealth.net/serving-communities/our-communities/haywood-regional-medical-center

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Haywood Regional Medical Center

Reviews patient history and physician's orders.

Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.

Performs echocardiographic studies considering the age-specific physiological, emotional and cognitive needs of the patient.

Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate.

Prepares equipment and supplies.

Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment.

Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.

Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s).

Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results.

Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patient and
repeating procedure.

Enters, transmits and reports scan results.

Performs quality Doppler and color Doppler exams.

Acquires quality Stress Echo and Dobutamine images according to physician and benchmark standards.

Performs quality trans-esophageal echocardiograms according to physician expectations.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education
Satisfactory completion of an accredited non-invasive cardiovascular training program with a focus in echocardiography and/or vascular studies.
Satisfactory completion of a recognized course in arrhythmia detection.

Minimum Work Experience
One year of experience in cardiac sonography with an emphasis on 2D echocardiography, Doppler ultrasound, and life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia recognition preferred.

Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Skills
Certifications:
AHA Basic Life Support (BLS)
AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) preferred

Required Licenses
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Registered with credentials in American Registry of Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers (ARCDS), American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), or Cardiac Credentialing International (RCS) required. Must be registered within one year of employment if a graduate of an accredited school of ultrasound.

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