Cardiac Sonography/Echocardiography Tech- Ped Cardiac Svcs, FT Days

Memorial Healthcare System Hollywood, FL
Performs diagnostic procedures to assess cardiac structures and hemodynamics in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice and with the policies, values, and mission of the organization.

1. Reviews patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.

2. When ordered, prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within scope of practice. Monitors patient condition continually and reports changes in status as appropriate.

3. Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters. Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.

4. Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s). Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results. Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patient and repeating procedure. Enters, transmits and reports scan results.

\n\nEducation: Graduate of an accredited Ultrasound Technologist or Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program.

Licensure, Certification and Registration: Registered as a Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, Echocardiography (RDCS) (AE) by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), or as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.

Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Personal Protective Equipment: Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Required Work Experience: 1 year pediatric experience imaging congenital heart defect and surgical repair at an accredited ICAEL institution.