Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
The Registered Cardiac Ultrasonographer performs a variety of specialized technical tasks utilizing high frequency ultrasound waves to assist with the detection of anatomical abnormalities within the heart. Sonographers will perform these tasks thru protocols and procedures in accordance with their professional certifying bodies and guidelines of accreditation.
Education, Certification/Experience Requirements:
18 months experience as a cardiac ultrasonographer
Graduate of an accredited vascular program
RDCS or RDMS credential
Active Membership in American Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers or CCI
Core Job Responsibilities:
Perform a variety of complex specialized tasks utilizing ultrasonic high frequency sound waves and demonstrate proficiency by performing routine and emergency echocardiograms, including but not limited to 2-dimensional, 3- dimensional, Doppler, Trans esophageal, and Stress Echocardiogram, as requested by physician and in accordance with IAC standards of practice.
Assists with quality control and maintenance of all equipment in the area
Properly utilize accessory equipment such as transducers, cleaning systems, warmers, scanners, printers, and C-PACS workstations.
Report changes in patient condition to medical staff.
Provide an oral and written summary of preliminary findings to the reading cardiologist.
Determine if additional views/images are indicated and discuss with physician.
Assists in training of new staff and of students during clinical rotations
Follows, maintains and helps implement hospital and departmental policies and procedures
Knowledgeable of compliance and regulatory requirements and adheres to Federal, State, accrediting bodies.
Rotating call for after hours and weekends
Ensure correct charging of procedures and supplies on a daily basis
Responds calmly and efficiently to situations.
Attends 75% of annual departmental meeting, in-services and actively participate in continuing education activities
Other duties as requested by supervisor or manager