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Cardiovascular Ultrasonographer-UHC Radiology-PRN in Lafayette, LA at Lafayette General Health

Date Posted: 12/14/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    2390 West Congress Street
    Lafayette, LA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/14/2018

Job Description

  Position Summary:

The Cardiovascular Ultrasonographer performs diagnostic non-invasive examinations for subsequent evaluation and treatment by attending physicians.

Responsibilities:

•         Performs various diagnostic testing procedures in the Non-Invasive Lab which include

ü  Vascular ultrasound

ü  Non-Invasive vascular assessment

ü  Adult and pediatric echocardiography

ü  Transesophageal echocardiography

ü  Adult and pediatric stress testing

ü  Tilt table stress 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 patient’s status, communicate effectively, and provide care for each age group

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

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduated from an accredited school of Cardiovascular Sonography; echovascular registry eligible; credentials must be acquired within two (2) years   (OR)
  • Credentialed as an echovascular sonographer with at least four hundred (400) actual scanning hours
  • Certification by American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) within one year.
  • Preferred graduate from a formal Medical Sonography Program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Education Program (CAAHEP).  
  • Preferred registered by ARRT and licensed by Louisiana in diagnostic radiology.
  • Certified in CPR within 30 days of employment and recertified prior to expiration.
  • High school graduate or equivalent. 

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

Formal application; verification of education, and experience; verification of license(s), certification(s), registration(s), accreditation(s) if applicable; oral interview, reference and background checks; job related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Hospital/Clinic and the employee.  The job description is subject to change as the needs of the Hospital/Clinic and requirements of the job change.