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TheAdult Cardiac sonographer independently performs common and complex cardiacsonography of adult patients. This individual has an excellent understanding ofadult physiology and anatomy with knowledge of the related cardiacpathophysiology. This individual independently performs and provides timelyinput of findings on patients including young adult, adult and geriatricpatients with known or suspected cardiac related diagnosis.He/she, under the direction of the MedicalDirector of Echocardiography and the Memorial Heart Institute Director,maintains a high standard of quality for all procedures performed.
Essential Functions and Responsibilitiesof the Job
Assumesresponsibility for welfare of patients to ensure a safe and positiveexamination experience.
Communicatesand maintains proper relations personally and on the telephone with otherDepartments, Medical Center staff, M.D.'s and patients' families to ensure aproper guest relations atmosphere.
Assistswith training of any students and new-hire personnel to provide qualityeducation, instructions, and orientation to the Cardiology/EchocardiographyDepartment.
Performscardiac ultrasound examinations and processing in a timely, proficient mannerin order to assure efficient patient flow through the department and timelystudy results.
Performsadvanced cardiac sonography utilizing a variety of equipment and techniques andmakes the necessary measurements required for the interpretation to obtainaccurate, high quality results. May assist physicians in the Operating Room,Catherization and Electrophysiology Labs by performing echocardiography studiesto aid them in performing certain procedures. Identifies and defines cardiacabnormalities and extends the scope of the examination appropriately, deviatingfrom standard techniques when necessary and correlating invasive and non-invasivecardiac diagnostic test results with cardiac anatomy and function.
Processesand produces high quality images and reports in all related information systems(Syngo, 4D, EPIC at a minimum).
Communicatesany additional information which will assist the Cardiologists in interpretinga patient's echocardiography study.
Createsa positive team environment and enhances customer service by supporting a"no gossip" work environment, assuring that complaints are correctlyrouted to supervisory staff and not shared among coworkers who cannot changethe issue. Assures AIDET is used appropriately with patients and families.
Maintainswork areas and patient care areas, cleans equipment according to policy andprocedure, maintains necessary supplies, and reports any equipment malfunctionsto ensure professionalism and safety standards.