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The Methodist Hospitals CARDIAC SONOGRAPHER in Merrillville, Indiana

Under supervision, to perform standard and complex adults, pediatric and neonatal echocardiographic studies working collaboratively with the cardiologist to achieve optimal cardiac imaging. Performs plain and pharmacologic stress echocardiograms and assists the physician with the performance of Transesophageal Echoes (TEE's). May assist in performance of non-invasive cardiac testing.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)

  • Acquires images in accordance with standards for the industry.

  • Prepares and downloads images into Philips Xcelera PAC's as soon as possible after study for timely reading by the cardiologist.

  • Collaborates with ordering physicians regarding the need for echo and the urgency for study completion.

  • Works directly with reading physicians to assure images acquired are comprehensive, quality is acceptable, and solicits feedback for improvement.

  • Performs EKGs, and in the application of Arrhythmia Monitors and Holters.

  • Transmits pediatric images to affiliated credentialed pediatric cardiologist for review.

  • Collaborates with cardiologist directly soliciting feedback while acquiring images as necessary to perform complex testing.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Participates in continuing education programs and department meetings.

  • Knowledgeable of and follows operational policies and procedures related to patient care and safety.

  • Demonstrates ability to navigate document competently in EPIC and Xcelera computer systems.

  • Competent to perform tests utilizing equipment unique to testing such as Philips ultrasound, GE 12 lead ECG carts, etc.

  • Reports to appropriate persons and removes malfunctioning equipment from service.

  • Provides compassion, kindness and a caring approach in patient interaction.

  • Works independently with minimal direct supervision.

  • Demonstrates as a collaborative member of patient care team.

  • Demonstrates clinical competency in patient care according to age specific needs.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • General knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate service to all age groups served by the Cardiac EDX department.

  • Successful completion of required clinical competencies for assigned area within 6 months of hire.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Associates Degree in Science Required

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university program in Cardiac Medical Sonography/Echocardiography

  • 2 years Healthcare/Medical - Cardiac Services preferred

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.

CONFIDENTIALITY/HIPAA/CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.

DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

ID: 2020-6634

Street: 8701 Broadway

FTE: 0.2

Responsibilities: PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)

  • Acquires images in accordance with standards for the industry.

  • Prepares and downloads images into Philips Xcelera PAC's as soon as possible after study for timely reading by the cardiologist.

  • Collaborates with ordering physicians regarding the need for echo and the urgency for study completion.

  • Works directly with reading physicians to assure images acquired are comprehensive, quality is acceptable, and solicits feedback for improvement.

  • Performs EKGs, and in the application of Arrhythmia Monitors and Holters.

  • Transmits pediatric images to affiliated credentialed pediatric cardiologist for review.

  • Collaborates with cardiologist directly soliciting feedback while acquiring images as necessary to perform complex testing.

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