Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
The Ultrasonographer-Echo/Vascular Tech performs a variety of specialized technical tasks utilizing high frequency ultrasound waves to assist with the detection of anatomical abnormalities.
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, and Stress Echocardiogram, as requested by physician and in accordance with standard practices.
Perform vascular ultrasound procedures including 2D and color Doppler imaging and procedures as required maintaining patient records and documentation.
Positively responds and implements change when needed and has good decision making skills.
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 PACS workstations
Prepare patients for procedures, explain procedures to patients. Report changes in patient condition to medical staff. Provide an oral and written summary of preliminary findings to the cardiologist/radiologist. Evaluate quality of exams. Determine if additional sonograms or ultrasound procedures 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
Consistently communicates with patients, guests, staff and physicians in a positive manner
Knowledgeable of compliance and regulatory requirements and adheres to Federal, State, accrediting bodies, and standard practice of care for patients, staff, guests and facilities
Adheres to departmental procedures and protocols
Ensure correct charging of procedures and supplies on a daily basis
Works as a team member with peers and other departments. Responds calmly and efficiently to situations.
Regularly attend departmental meeting, in-services and actively participate in continuing education activities
Use CPR skills when required.
Dispose of biohazard waste according to state standards.
Maintain OSHA requirements and practice OSHA standards.
Perform accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times.
Other duties as requested by supervisor or manager
Prepare exam and treatment rooms with necessary instruments and supplies.
Prepare and maintain supplies and equipment for treatments, including sterilization of equipment.
Assist with scheduling of tests and treatments.
Prepare patient for examination.
Adhere to and practice appropriate infection control policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as requested.
Accredited two-year Allied Health/Nursing Degree or Bachelor of Science degree and/or successful completion of a recognized and accredited program in Ultrasound Technology. Sufficient education/training is required to acquire ARDMS, CCI or RCDS certification in cardiac ultrasound and RVT in vascular ultrasound
Experience as a cardiac sonographer with additional experience doing vascular exams
Currently Registered RDCS and RVT