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Cardiovascular Ultrasonographer-AGH Radiology-PRN

Lafayette General Health
Lafayette

Job Description

Cardiovascular Ultrasonographer-AGH Radiology-PRN (Job ID: 535)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs various diagnostic testing.

Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis

Selects and operates equipment as directed

Performs diagnostic testing in the Non-Invasive Lab, patients rooms (portable), and surgery

Lifts, moves, and transports patients via wheelchair or stretcher

Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients

Able to notify ordering physician with preliminary report on diagnostic testing as per physician request

Secures and returns supplies film, linen, patient folders, etc.

Maintains adequate supplies for proper lab operation

Obtains a complete clinical history

Collects and records data obtained onto digital recording system

Insures test reporting is accessible in hospital computer system and to requesting physician

Schedules appointments and daily add-on tests

Adheres to the policies and procedures of the hospital and Cardiology Department

Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients

Must be able to assess the patients status, communicate effectively, and provide care for each age group

Participates in after hour on-call rotation duties specific to department needs

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

Graduated from an accredited school of Cardiovascular Sonography; echo and/or vascular registry eligible; credentials must be acquired within two (2) years (OR)

Credentialed as an echo and/or vascular sonographer with at least four hundred (400) actual scanning hours

Certified in CPR within 30 days of employment and recertified prior to expiration.

EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

Computer

Various

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:

Medium level work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of

21 - 50 pounds on occasion and / or a maximum lift of 11 -25 pounds on a frequent basis

Standing most of the time

Pushing mobile equipment to area of use

Reaching for supportive devices and machine controls

Talking and hearing to give instructions to patients

Near visual acuity and depth perception to examine exposed film for pertinent detail

Works inside - Electrical and radiant energy hazards. Wears protective gloves and apron during certain procedures

Lifting of patients on and off table

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