Cardiac Sonographer 2
Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: November 23, 2021
The Cardiac Sonographer 2 performs basic to advanced cardiac
ultrasound services and procedures for adult patients such as
transthoracic, transesophageal and stress, used to diagnose and
assess cardiac abnormalities. General duties include preparing
equipment, prepping patients and explaining procedures, reading the
images, report findings, analyzing patient clinical history in
order to identify the purpose of the examination, framing the
clinical question that the examination is intended to answer, and
expanding the examination as necessary to answer the clinical
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Performs basic to advanced cardiac ultrasound procedures utilizing
a variety of equipment and techniques, and makes the necessary
measurements required for the interpretation to obtain accurate,
high quality results.
Identifies and defines cardiac abnormalities and extends the scope
of the examination appropriately, deviating from standard
techniques when necessary and correlating invasive and noninvasive
cardiac diagnostic test results with cardiac anatomy and
May assist physicians in the procedure rooms and operating rooms by
performing echocardiograph studies to aid them in proceeding with
complex procedures to decrease risk factors.
Assists in performing transesophageal studies with cardiologist,
calculating appropriate measurements and sterilizes probe.
Prepare patients for procedures and obtains clinical history from
the patient including cardiac related physical findings and
pertinent laboratory data in order to adapt the imaging techniques
to obtain comprehensive and diagnostic echocardiograms to alleviate
the probability of erroneous clinical interpretation of the
Records statistics and performs daily maintenance of the
Echocardiography Lab and its equipment, reporting all malfunctions
Acts as a resource to other staff, physicians and students
regarding equipment, techniques, procedures and studies to optimize
Works closely with cardiac sonographer quality coordinator to
ensure adherence to quality processes and protocols, and assists
with ICAEL accreditation activities as delegated.
Implements protocols as new technology evolves, and ensures
implementation and adherence to system echocardiography
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Education & Experience requirements (must meet one of the
- Associates degree in Cardiac Sonography from CAAHEP accredited
- US military sonographer training program equivalent to an
Associate?s degree, or
- Two (2) years of related sonography experience.
Knowledge and ability to apply complex sonographic principles,
instrumentation and techniques.
Knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
Ability explaining the purpose of the echocardiographic examination
to the patient and answering patients' questions.
Knowledge of approved clinical protocols for each type of
cardiovascular ultrasound examinations.
Knowledge of proper infection control, including precautionary
procedures. Knowledge of relevant laws regarding patient
confidentiality and privacy.
Ability to interact and communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing, with healthcare providers, including other sonographers,
physicians, and nurses.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Skilled utilization of computers and medical equipment.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
QUALIFICATIONS- EDUCATION - Associate's or 2 years of work
experience above the minimum qualification- EXPERIENCE - Less than
1 Year of Experience- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
Basic Life Support (BLS): BLS in 30 days of hire or
transfer.  Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS), Reg Diag
Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), Registered Vascular Sonographe (RVS),
Registered Vascular Tech (RVT): Must have one of the following
within 6 months of hire or transferRCS or RDCS through ARDMS or RCS
or RVT through CCI.
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