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Cardiac Sonographer


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Lancaster General Hospital

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Cardiac Sonography

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This position will in  Lancaster, PA

Casual, 0.1, 8 hours per two weeks; working variable 8 hour shifts to cover between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm , primarily 8:00 am to 4:30 pm with occasional weekend, rotational on call and rotation through ambulatory sites

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POSITION SUMMARY: This position is located at Lancaster General Hospital and rotate to the various ambulatory sites. Performs transthoracic, stress and transesophageal echocardiograms and prepares quantitative data for physician interpretation. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Acquire data and report comprehensive findings for echocardiography studies.  Modalities include, but may not be limited to 2D imaging, 3D imaging, M-mode, spectral Doppler, color flow Doppler and strain imaging.
  • Acquire data and report comprehensive findings for exercise and pharmacological stress echocardiography.
  • Acquire data and report comprehensive findings for pediatric echocardiography as required.
  • Assume “On Call” responsibilities as required.
  • Assist the physician and nurse in performing transesophageal echocardiography (TEE).  Operate the echo system, record and process data.  Clean and care for TEE probes.
  • Start and troubleshoot IV’s.
  • Possess the clinical acuity to know when and how to administer agitated saline for microcavitation studies.
  • Possess the clinical acuity to know when and how to administer echo contrast.
  • Possess the clinical acuity to know when to provide critical results to the ordering physician.
  • Assist with the performance and reporting for specialty and research echocardiograms as they are presented.
  • Assist with the transportation and prep of patients when required.
  • Review and apply the results from other diagnostic studies that may relate to the findings of the echocardiogram.
  • Assist with the teaching/training of students from approved institutions.  Also assist with the training of new hires when requested.
  • Monitor and record patient vital signs.
  • Initiate CPR when necessary.  Assist nurses and physicians during medical emergencies.

  • JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Graduate of accredited institution, specializing in cardiac sonography.  If recent graduate, must obtain appropriate credential (RDCS) from American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and/or (RCS) from Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) within two (2) years of employment.
  • Registered (having appropriate credential from ARDMS and/or CCI) or registry eligible (at least 2 yrs. experience in echocardiography).  If registry eligible, must obtain appropriate credential within one (1) year of employment.
  • Graduate of accredited institution, specializing in cardiac sonography and/or one (1) year of experience in echocardiography

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) years of experience in echocardiography with the appropriate credentials from ARDMS (RDCS) and/or CCI (RDCS)
  • This job requires FBI Fingerprinting and Child Abuse Clearances

LGH Part Time Posted on 07/19/2019