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Lead Echo Tech - Cardiac Sonographer - Cardiology Associates

Company: Bon Secours
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

With a legacy that spans over 150 years, Bon Secours is a network that is dedicated to providing excellent care through exceptional people. At every level, everyone on our teams have embraced the call to provide compassionate care. Here, you can work with others who share common values, and use your skills to help extend care to all of our communities.Lead Cardiac Sonographer-Cardiology Associates$15,000 Sign-on bonus for eligible new hires!Monday through Friday: 8am to 5pmThe Lead Cardiac Sonographer supervises the non-Invasive Cardiology department performs diagnostic non-invasive cardiac exams on patients using ultrasound testing equipment to evaluate the heart. Testing modalities include Transthoracic Echocardiography and Cardiac Stress testing.Essential Job FunctionsAssists in overseeing, scheduling, and coordinating the work assignments of vascular department associates. Assists sonographers in resolving more complex technical problems by advising or demonstrating appropriate methods or techniques.Maintains qualified staff. Interviews, educates, reviews job performance, and terminates in alignment with the department manager and the Human Resources department.Develops, reviews, revises, applies, and supports department and organizational policies, procedures, and processes. Develops and maintains a Quality Assurance program in accordance with department accreditation guidelines.Inputs data for associate time and attendance, which includes producing the on-call schedule and making changes when needed in time keeping system.Performs all essential job functions of a Registered Cardiac Sonographer.Demonstrates behaviors consistent with the Mission and Values of Bon Secours Mercy Health and adheres to the standards and policies set forth by the Corporate responsibility program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reporting to Manager (or Corporate -Responsibility line) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts of practice.Adheres to all standards and policies regarding safety initiatives, infection control policies, and protecting patient confidentiality.Demonstrates ability to perform non-invasive and invasive cardiac exams at the level of proficiency.Demonstrate knowledge of cardiac anatomy, exam procedures, interpretation criteria, and correlation of cardiac exam results with other hospital procedures.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationCredentialed in echocardiography by one of the following organizations required at date of hire: Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).BLS Basic Life Support American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care) (required)EducationAssociates degree in a applied health science field with a concentration in cardiovascular technology, ultrasonography or other related study (preferred)Work ExperienceOne year of experience as a Cardiac Sonographer (required)Two years of experience as a Cardiac sonographer (preferred)TrainingEPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) (preferred)Picture archiving communication system (PACS) (preferred)LanguageNonePatient PopulationNeonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months)Pediatrics (1-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Not applicable to this positionWorking ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*Other: Prolonged periods of standing & prolonged arm positioning in a raised or extended position necessary for ultrasound imaging procedures. Possible exposure to radioactive materials* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.Physical RequirementsPhysical DemandsFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) xLifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.) xPush/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) xPush/ Pull (50-100 lbs.) xStoop, Kneel xCrawling xClimbing xBalance xBending xWork PositionFrequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%Sitting xWalking xStanding xAdditional Physical Requirements/HazardsPhysical RequirementsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/audio recordingsReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity farAcuity nearHazardsExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesSkillsMonitor patient conditions during procedureIdentify complex cardiac pathologyInform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and careRecord patient preliminary reportsEvaluate employee performanceAnalyzing data or informationSchedule DevelopmentMedication Reconciliationnon-invasive cardiac examsinvasive cardiac examscardiac anatomyexam procedureshospital proceduresAttention to detailAcceptance of authorityCritical thinkingCommunication with patients & associatesTeamworkConflict resolutionActive listeningRelationship buildingAssociate Developmentinterpretationschedulingproblem solvingleadersubject matter experttakes initiativeMany of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.comby Jobble

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