Penn Highlands Healthcare

  • Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer

    Job Location US-PA-DuBois
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/12/2018 3:17 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-11753
    # of Openings
    1
    Hours/Pay
    16
    Department
    Cardiopulmonary
    Shift
    1st Shift/Variable Hours
    Type
    Casual/PRN
  • Overview

    The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

    Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at Penn Highlands DuBois (PH DuBois) like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.

     

    PH DuBois offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, PH DuBois is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer performs inpatient/outpatient two dimensional ultrasound recordings and Doppler flow analyses of heart, trans-thoracic, and related structures for use by physician in diagnosis of heart disease and study of heart and performs other cardiology procedures without direct supervision.

    Responsibilities

    *Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS DUBOIS policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal,   state or local law and regulations

    Demonstrates knowledge of age-related needs of the patient as  evidenced by but not limited to:

    • Uses ultrasound equipment to produce images of real time,  2-D,  3-D ,      M-mode, Color Doppler, and Stress echoes
    • Moves transducer, by hand, over patient’s heart area, observes ultrasound display screen, and listens to Doppler signals to acquire data for measurement of blood flow velocities
    • Conducts electro-cardiograms, stress testing, and other tests to aid in diagnosis of the cardiovascular system
    • Explains procedures to patient to obtain cooperation and reduce their anxiety
    • Keys patient information into computer keyboard on equipment to record information on CD
    • Able to troubleshoot to correct errors noted in McKesson such as incorrect demographics or type of procedure performed.
    • Measures heart wall thickness and chamber sizes recording on strip printout or keys tape, and compares measurement to standard norms to identify abnormalities in heart
    • Measures blood-flow velocities and calculates data such as cardiac physiology and valve areas for evaluation of cardiac function by physician
    • Performs other cardio-diagnostic testing as needed

    Participates in the development of new staff as evidenced by but not limited to:

        
    • Actively participates in the orientation including cultural and social integration of new staff
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    • When serving as preceptor, collaborates with staff member and manager/charge nurse to manage the learning process and develop individualized action plans as needs are identified

    Demonstrates professional accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:

        
    • Achieves educational credits to meet hospital and/or licensing/certification requirements
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    • Presents information obtained at education conferences to staff members
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    • Participates in the development and advancement of departmental standards, policies, and other        clinical/professional initiatives
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    • Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication
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    • Ensures environment of safety for patients, significant others, and coworkers
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    • Informs Director/Supervisor/Clinical Manager of patient care situations and departmental problems as        appropriate
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    • Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues

    Maintains current CPR certification

     

    General   duties as directed

     

    Qualifications

    • ARDMS or RCS registered or successful completion of registry exam within 12 months of start date in department/position
    • Two years of cardiology experience preferred
    • Saphenous vein mapping experience preferred
    • Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification required within 6 months of start date in department/position
    • Participates in department on call schedule

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