This position is:
Lake Charles, LA
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Perform daily clinical operations of Echocardiography including performing Echocardiograms, entering preliminary interpretation and providing coverage to multiple locations.
- Demonstrates proficiency by performing routine and emergency echocardiograms, including but not limited to 2-deminsional, Doppler, Bubble Studies, and Stress Echocardiogram, as requested by physician and in accordance with standard practices.
- Provides echocardiography services at all necessary locations.
- Operate equipment necessary to perform all required procedures and to obtain optimal diagnostic recording; utilize ancillary devices such as selected transducers, digital networking system.
- Maintain equipment in working order, making minor adjustments and repairs.
- Perform routine cleaning, preventive maintenance, and report any equipment malfunction to echo lab manager.
- Analyze patient’s medical record to obtain history of symptoms and necessary information for performance of diagnostic procedures.
- Prepares preliminary reports for review and interpretation by Cardiologists, including comparison of previous studies.
- Participate in quality improvement activities; evaluate procedure results for technical quality and accuracy; maintain appropriate logs, files, and records.
- Review department performance in relation to established goals, implementing changes to affect outcomes.
- Maintain confidentiality of patients.
- Attends Echo Lab Meetings, participates in Echo related conferences through attendance, ensuring continuing education and professional growth.
- Cultivates a collaborative and cooperative work environment within department.
- Ensures all ICAEL requirements are met and maintained.
- Staff information, CMEs, policies and procedures, protocols, etc. are updated annually to meet ICAEL requirements.
- Staff is updated on all ICAEL changes.
- Organizes and prepares ICAEL application to maintain an accredited status.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Completion of a two-year Allied Health degree and successful completion of a 12-month CAAHEP approved School of Ultrasound Technology, or Cardiovascular Technology, or equivalent education. Requires sufficient education/training to acquire American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) certification in cardiac ultrasound, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS).