Performs complete study including M MODE, REAL TIME, COLOR FLOW MAPPING and DOPPLER.
Interprets all techniques giving internal dimensions, wall motion and flow pattern analysis
Participates in reading with physician and contributes professional knowledge to final diagnostic impression or report.
Maintains all records and quality reports to Intersocietal Commission of Accreditation for Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) standards.
Provides high quality cardiac sonograms on a consistent basis according to department policies and procedures.
Demonstrates competency on all Echo equipment and workstations.
Performs proper computer skills to include all appropriate edits, status change and other processes necessary for test interpretation and patient changes.
Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome.
Troubleshoots reporting issues on Phillips workstation as necessary.
Reviews each examination for technical accuracy, presenting complete information to appropriate health care provider and communicating pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of the patient after the procedure.
Assist physician in necessary procedures involving cardiac studies and ultrasound guidance.
Organizes ICAEL meetings and education as applicable.
Meets with medical director on regular basis as applicable.
Demonstrates competency and proficiency with cardiac stress testing, all forms of EKG's, holter monitoring, event monitoring as applicable.
Fulfills call expectations per departmental requests.
Current certification in Basic Life Support, (BLS) in accordance with the American Heart Association guidelines required.
Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training prior to start or transfer date.
Candidate must have 1 and 2 OR 1 and 3:
1. Cardiac Sonographer (candidate can have either a or b)
i. RDCS = Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer
Since 1900, the Sisters of Mercy — guided by their vow "to care for the poor and for the sick" — established Mercy Vision. Mercy was recently rated a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital in the U.S. by Watson Health and ranked among the top 10% in North America for open heart surgery by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, as well as was awarded the area’s first accreditation as a Chest Pain Center.