Contingent Cardiac Sonographer
Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Posted on: May 3, 2021
I Accountability Objectives:
The Registered Cardiac Sonographer is a trained specialist who
is qualified to perform echocardiograms. The primary role of the
cardiac sonographer is to obtain high quality recordings of
ultrasound images of the heart and related structures for the
physicians who will interpret the examination.
II Position Qualifications:
Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience
- High School Diploma, or GED or equivalent, college
B. Licensure / Certification
- Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer through the American
Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or registry
eligible and certified within one year of date of hire OR
- Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) through Cardiovascular
Credentialing International (CCI).
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
C Special Skill / Aptitudes
- In-depth knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.
- Ability to produce and evaluate quality images.
- Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in
order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital
personnel, outside customers and community groups.
- Two years adult echocardiography experience.
- Transesophageal echocardiogram, stress echo, dobutamine stress
echo and pediatric experience preferred.
III Duties / Responsibilities:
- Responsible for interpreting the physician's orders and
scanning areas of the heart using proper positioning
- Selects proper equipment; ie. Transducers and techniques for
ultrasound scanning procedures.
- Demonstrates proficiency in the conduction and performance of
echocardiograms on adult and pediatric inpatients and
- Adeptly assists the physician with procedures, such as, but not
limited to stat echocardiograms, transesophageal, dobutamine stress
echo and stress echos.
- Have knowledge of normal anatomy and ultrasound physics so
proper display of anatomical structures is identified and
- Must be knowledgeable about the operation of equipment
necessary to perform accurate testing. Keeps equipment clean.
- Accountable to report equipment concerns to appropriate
resources; is able to trouble shoot basic equipment issues. Request
maintenance as necessary for equipment.
- Transfer patients to the stretcher/bed and position as
- Transport necessary equipment to patient's bedside when the
patient's condition does not warrant transfer to the Non-Invasive
- Provides physical comfort and emotional support for
- Completes tech worksheet with all pertinent data, calculations
and observations recorded.
- Maintains a daily log of all patients and procedures. Maintains
accurate patient files.
- Orders and maintains an appropriate inventory of supplies for
the non-invasive lab.
- Follows prescribed hospital isolation techniques and Universal
- Participates in department meetings, in service and QA programs
as they relate to non-invasive cardiology.
- Maintains skills as RDCS with responsibility for obtaining
necessary education credits necessary for registry.
- Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and
commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through
performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health
- Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and
Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational
Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of
Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure
adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and
- Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with
customer service expectations.
- In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines
that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient,
encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make
corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice.
- In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively
participates in on-going education and communication regarding
- In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with
tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit. Requests
services for maintaining equipment as needed.
- In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient
with the electronic health records for documentation, assessment,
and care management, performing these activities concurrently with
provision of care throughout the shift.
V Dept/Unit Specific:
- May be exposed to infectious disease when caring for
- May be required to work under pressure during a crisis
- Weekend and holiday rotation required. 24 hour on-call
provided. May be required to rotate occasional oncall.
V Working Conditions:
- Normal hospital environment.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of
hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we
serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize
the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified
workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention
and development), commitment and accountability, communication,
community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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