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Registered Cardiac Sonographer

Company: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
Location: Alhambra
Posted on: July 10, 2021

Job Description:

Required: Minimum 2-years experience in performing Echocardiograms. Candidates with less than two (2) years of experience will be considered with AS Degree legal completion and at least 6 months experience.

Echo Tech will perform procedures which includes EKGs & Stress testing ( along with Stress Echo and Echo with Contrast)

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs a range of highly specialized cardiac ultrasound investigations, utilizing a range of advanced techniques including pulsed and continuous wave Doppler, color flow mapping and tissue Doppler imaging.
Produces tracings of heart electrical activity by setting-up electrocardiography (ECG) equipment; attaching electrodes to chest and equipment; operating and adjusting equipment; recording cardiac data and measurements; protecting and helping patients.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs adult transthoracic, 2D-M mode Color flow doppler echocardiograms, Pharmacological and Nuclear Stress Testing and Stress echocardiograms.
  • Assists with transoesphageal( TEE) echocardiograms.
  • Performs standard and complex measurements and techniques of quantification, to an accurate and reproducible level. Independently issues preliminary clinically-diagnostic findings in a competent (highly specialized) professional standard.
  • Prepares for examinations by checking Physician orders for specific examinations, equipment and available supplies; reviewing patient schedules; setting-up recording equipment; entering patient information into system.
  • Reduces patient anxieties by explaining procedures; answering questions.
  • Positions and applies electrodes and/or conductive gel as appropriate.
  • Connects leads from electrocardiograph, Echo or Stress equipment to electrodes on specified body areas.
  • Reviews patient's record and instructs patients prior to procedures.
  • Monitors patient during procedures and reports any abnormal findings.
  • Identifies and corrects for wandering, interference, and artifact.
  • Edits and forwards results to attending physician for analysis and interpretation.
  • Maintains ECG, Echocardiography and Stress equipment and supplies.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS

A. Education
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Completion of program related to sonography with emphasis on echocardiography or equivalent on-the-job training.

B. Qualifications/Experience
  • Minimum 2-years experience in performing Echocardiograms. Candidates with less than two (2) years of experience will be considered with AS Degree legal completion and at least 6 months experience.
  • Credentialed with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) as an Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) required. Candidates that are Registered Cardiac Sonographers (RCS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) and have 5 years of experience performing Cardiac Solography will be considered in lieu of ARDMS Certification.

C. Special Skills/Knowledge
  • Bilingual skills preferred (Spanish)
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Blue Card (Upon hire or with 90 days of hire)
  • Written and verbal communications, interpersonal skills.
  • Basic organizational skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrated team member abilities.
  • Education and/or training related to areas of responsibility.
  • Principles of patient/family teaching.


Equal Rights Employer

Applicants are considered for positions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, military service, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. This application is intended for use in evaluating your application for employment. Please click the link below to view the E-verify or Right to Work information.

MLK Community Healthcare
1680 E 120th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Tel: 424-338-8000
Email: info@mlkch.org
www.mlkch.org

Keywords: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Alhambra , Registered Cardiac Sonographer, Other , Alhambra, California

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